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Standard a3 1.9tdi offsets

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Greigzy, May 27, 2011.

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    [May 27, 2011]
    Had a massive fail today, with the tyre on my Porsche wheels fouling on my airride struts. They were 9 inch wide with et 44.

    I put on 8 inch wide genuine s3 wheels with et52 and they are now right up against the strut. I have a feeling that this is due to the high offset and width of the wheel.

    Can anyone please tell me the correct offsets i should be looking for for my a3, or suitable offsets for my car on non standard wheels.

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    [May 27, 2011]
    i think standard s-line wheels are et54 so im guessing s3 wheels are the same mate
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    [May 27, 2011]
    S3 are 18 x 7.5 ET54
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    [May 27, 2011]
    thought they were
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    [May 27, 2011]
    So they shouldn't be fouling on the strut then, should they? Anyone know why they would be? Mailed you about this on edition n8
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    Course not bro, and I just saw :laugh:
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    Not having a good day with this! Anyone Any thoughts on why this is Happening?
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    What air is on there?
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    [May 27, 2011]
    Rayvern, (which I have been hearing more and more stories about) But think its firestone bags. They are twin donut type. I believe the kit was fitted by the previous owner though...
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    [May 28, 2011]
    Thats weird you shouldn't have clearance issues on standard wheels
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    I know :S. Wierd. Can the struts be adjusted in position in any way? Steering and everything was straight before this happened
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    I have no idea, this is really really bizzare.
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    Not good :(. I'll get some pictures after work tomorrow
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    :sorry:
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