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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_vando, Jan 19, 2005.

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    [Jan 19, 2005]
    Hi,

    Have just shafted one of my 215/35 ZR18 tyres so need to purchase a couple of replacements, got an idea of which make I want but just not sure whether to go up a size to something like 225/40 cos the guys at Hi-Q reckoned my tyres were a bit on the narrow side. I've got the standard alloy on at the moment and it seems to scrub on full lock. My cars been lowered on H&R lowering springs, but not sure how much I'm afraid. Don't want any scrubbage if I can help it, so any ideas or advice would be much appreciated!!

    Cheers

    Steve
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    [Jan 19, 2005]
    Stevie ..if ur running 215/35s you defo dont want to go to 225/40s as ur gonna increase the rolling radius as tyre wall depth will increase by about 10%! will mess up the car a treat in terms of ESP. best to keep same all round.
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    I'm running 225/40/18 with Koni Adj's with H&R springs, no problems at all. (lowered about 35mm)
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    As said even with wider tyres you shouldn't have problems, I know of an A3T on 18's and with a 50mm dro without issues. I've seen 19 inch rims with 235 tyres on without rubbing issues as well, so your skinny tyres should not have problems....unless they're the wrong offset.
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    I know of an A3T on 18's and with a 50mm dro without issues.

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    Mine by any chance? If not, then mine is also running 225/40ZR18 ET35 on 8.5" rim width and lowered 50mm on H&R springs. Never hada single problem with rubbing even with 5 people and a bootfull of luggage.

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    Mine by any chance? If not, then mine is also running 225/40ZR18 ET35 on 8.5" rim width and lowered 50mm on H&R springs. Never hada single problem with rubbing even with 5 people and a bootfull of luggage.

    Rich

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    Yeah yours....although Costa's was teh first that sprung to mind /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Glad you got it sorted Stevie /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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