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Pic request of anyone running 225/40/18 on 8.5j wheel

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by krisavant, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. krisavant
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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    I'm currently running 245/40/18 tyres but need to downsize to minimise rubbing.
    Has anyone got 225's on an 8.5j alloy just to give me an idea of stretch if any?

    Thanks, Kris
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Sorry not 225 but I have 235 on a 8.5j plenty of pictures in my build a page or two back
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    www.tirestretch.com is a good resource, 225 on a 8.5 isn't much of a stretch but depends what your trying to achive.
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    I've got 235 40's too on the 8.5" zenders.

    These are Falken ZE914's and are a narrow 235. I have conti's on the rear and they are wider (c.10mm overall!!!)

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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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    235's look good, I'm just thinking 225's to avoid rubbing completely on the rear.
    archemist, do yours rub at all?

    Don't know how I just done this?? haha weird.
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    Check my build thread (link below, Audrey the dirty derv.).
    Loads of images of 225/40 three on a 8.5j rims.
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    I don't get rubbing at all on my 235's even going over a harsh bump

    Smaller than 8.5J but lower
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    IMG_1109 by paul26982, on Flickr

    8.5J
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    [Jun 15, 2013]
    225/40/18 tyres on my 18" S-Line wheels. I'm not sure if theyre 8.5J though. There's a slight stretch but its not massive.

    IMG_2686.jpg
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    Thanks guys. Gonna go with 225's.
    The offset of my wheels are 29, so that lined up with an 8.5j width the line up pretty much flush with the arch. So need a tiny bit of stretch to slip behind arch when hitting bumps.
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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Have you got any pics of the tyres running mate as Im interested in them too.
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