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S3 19" Bentley rims tyre options

sinkiABZ Feb 20, 2013

  1. sinkiABZ

    sinkiABZ New Member

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    Hi Im wondering if any body can advise Me on which tyres I can use on a set of Bentley Rims !! The Rims are 19" 9j (Et 41) and are to be fitted to an S3 8P (2007) .The Rims are fitted with 215/35 19 but wasnt really wanting to run that size of tyre and unless I really had to .I would prefer 225`s or even 235`s,also my plan was to lower the car as well !! Any help on this would be great ...
     
  2. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    235 will rub, and 225 will probably rub too (depending on lowering). 9j is just too wide to run anything other than a 215 with the limited offset range that'll clear the strut and arch.

    Fire N8 a pm and he'll be able to tell you for sure, but I think your options are 215s or rubbing.
     
  3. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    i run 235 35 19 on scirocco luganos with no rubbing unless i go over a hard bump fast
     
  4. essIII

    essIII Active Member

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    Are Luganos not 8J rather than 9J tho - assume this makes a difference in how the tyres will fit under the arches as there will be different amounts of stretch etc.?
     
  5. sinkiABZ

    sinkiABZ New Member

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    Cool cheers MartayMcFly I`ll try and pm N8 and see if he can offer anymore advise ...
     
  6. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Yeah, pretty sure you can get away with 235 on an 8j just because you can set it further into the arch (higher ET).
     
  7. essIII

    essIII Active Member

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    Yeah, that makes sense.
     
  8. L1ARR

    L1ARR Active Member

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    You might get away with 225 on the rear, is the car lowered at all? Remove the screw in the rear arch. The front you might have to run a 215, not too sure if the stretch will be too much on a 9j. They are a good offset which helps your cause.

    N8 will be along shortly or try IanS3
     
  9. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Busy trying to squeeze 245x18s under mine at the moment so I can understand the problems above !
     
  10. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    my luganos sit flush with my arches, look the dogs :)
     
  11. sinkiABZ

    sinkiABZ New Member

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    Well it isnt lowered yet ,but I`ve got Eibach arb`s to fit along with Bilstein coil overs !! Plus you get a better selection of tyres in a 225 than the 215 ...I think the bentleys look quality ,but if Im going to get hastle think I might just end up selling them on ....
     
  12. timmythechef

    timmythechef Starin' Through My Rear View

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    I run 215/35/19s.
     
  13. sinkiABZ

    sinkiABZ New Member

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    How does the car handle when running the 215`s ,or have you ever tried or heard of anybody running 225`s on a 9j bentley rim ? Also do the bentley rims need spigot rings or longer wheel bolts ,or do the standard bolts do the job ?
     
  14. L1ARR

    L1ARR Active Member

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    Log onto Edition 38, you will guarantee to get this answer.
     
  15. sinkiABZ

    sinkiABZ New Member

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    Cool ,cheers L1ARR will do ..
     

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