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Tyre width

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Boydie, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Boydie
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    [Feb 7, 2007]
    Im in the middle of searching for new wheels for the A3

    want something different and eye catching so im trying to stay away from the OEM look and go for a euro style rim

    the likes of BBS, Keskin, Ronal etc...

    I found out that some of the older Merc AMG rims have the same PCD and the offset if fine for the A3

    pcd - 5x112
    et - 52

    the rears however are a massive 265/10.5"

    i can see a problem occuring :sorry:

    anyone any idea what width i can get away with at the back without having to roll arches?

    i dont want to roll arches at all!!

    im getting FK coilovers too so im doubting this idea even more

    thanks for the help
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  3. Boydie
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    [Feb 7, 2007]
    ok forget it :( idea down the pan
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  4. Tooks
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    [Feb 7, 2007]
    Can you get hold of 4 fronts? I presume the fronts were a more sensible size?
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  5. Boydie
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    [Feb 7, 2007]
    yeah they are 8.5" or 8"

    going to be tricky enough to source 4 fronts

    plus they would prob need refurbed
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    [Feb 8, 2007]
    Well... no pain no gain. I'd go for it :)
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  7. Boydie
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    [Feb 8, 2007]
    its soooooo tempting and looks well - i got a photochop done and i like them

    the rears are actually 9.5" which is better than i thought

    will 9.5" fit on the rear of the A3???
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