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New BBS Wheels - Need Some Tyre Help!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by SunnyB, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. SunnyB

    SunnyB Member

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    Just purchased some BBS 2 piece rims from ebay for my a3.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13737874@N05/sets/72157627237987561/ - Sorry, pic thing would except the link

    Car currently lowered 35mm on Jamex springs. Looking to lower front end with a bit more with lowering caps.

    The rims are 18", 8J, ET33, 5x100. Im kinda sure I shouldn't have a problem fitting these on.

    I'm not clued on about tyres. I have 2 brand new Falken F452 255 35ZR 18 94Y tyres sitting in my garage. To save money I was hoping to just buy 2 similar ones and use these. Will these be ok on the car with the new wheels??
    I currently have 225 35 tyres on 8js, not sure if the 255 will be too wide?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    255's will be waaaaay to wide
     
  3. SunnyB

    SunnyB Member

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    Cheers mate, looks like I'm gona have to go for a full set of new 1s.
     
  4. DenCar

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    Iv just mounted a set of Calibra Vintage on Falkens 225/40/18. Rims are 18 x 8 et 32. Car is lowered on colies about 35 - 40 mm.. No problems at all.

    DC
     
  5. S3 AUO

    S3 AUO Member

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    :sign_pics: of them on the car!
     
  6. DenCar

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    Ok soon as i can.

    DC
     
  7. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    I have the same wheels. 225/40 18 are the standard.
     
  8. SunnyB

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    Thanks guys.

    I've been looking at Falken FK452 but found Falken ZE912 which are a cheaper. Anyone know of any major differences between the 2??
     
  9. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    912's are newer than the 452's but the 452's are still alot better. Hence why the 452's cost more because they're better. I had 452's on my old BBS's and loved them, will defo be getting a set for my OZ's when these tyres **** out.
     
  10. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    912s are older IIRC

    i have 452's currently a very good all round tyre
     
  11. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    Ive had them both. The 912 are newer and are an all weather tire whereas the 452's are a summer tire.

    452's are a lot better out of the two.
     

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