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Tyre width

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

  1. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    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

    Boydie Guest

    ok forget it :( idea down the pan
  4. Tooks

    Tooks Active Member

    Feb 20, 2006
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    Can you get hold of 4 fronts? I presume the fronts were a more sensible size?
  5. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    yeah they are 8.5" or 8"

    going to be tricky enough to source 4 fronts

    plus they would prob need refurbed
  6. Covenant

    Covenant Member

    Jul 17, 2006
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    Well... no pain no gain. I'd go for it :)
  7. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    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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