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S3 19" Bentley rims tyre options

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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 ...
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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.
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    i run 235 35 19 on scirocco luganos with no rubbing unless i go over a hard bump fast
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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.?
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    Cool cheers MartayMcFly I`ll try and pm N8 and see if he can offer anymore advise ...
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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).
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    Yeah, that makes sense.
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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
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    Busy trying to squeeze 245x18s under mine at the moment so I can understand the problems above !
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    my luganos sit flush with my arches, look the dogs :)
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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 ....
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    I run 215/35/19s.
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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 ?
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    Log onto Edition 38, you will guarantee to get this answer.
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    Cool ,cheers L1ARR will do ..
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