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What size wheels?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nickparr, Dec 2, 2009.

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    nickparr New Member

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    I have a 2008 audi a3 sport, I have replaced my standard 17" wheels with 19" RS6 alloys. I thought they were repilcas and were 8J's but when i got them fitted i was told they were 8.5J and were the real RS6 alloys not repilcas. They are rubbing on my arches when I go over bumps or have any weight in the back and are wider than the arches!
    I have the arches rolled a bit, and a slight camber but they still do it.
    I am now thinking of going down to 18's but what size tyres would be best?
    225 or 235?
    35 or 40

    Any help would be great!

    Cheers

    Nick
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I have moved your post to the correct model forum, genuine RS6 rims are ET20 offset, and you need ET45 or similar, no wonder the poke out of the arches!
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    On 18's you want 225/40/18 (cheap size also). On 19's you should ideally run 225/35/19 (not a cheap size).

    It'll be the offset that's the issue rather than the diameter.
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    Lee_R Active Member

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    Yeah the genuines just stick out too far! Bet the car doesnt handle too well on them either?
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