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What's the biggest rim size possible without rubbing arches in standard suspension??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by AJ-S3, Sep 8, 2009.

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    [Sep 8, 2009]
    Hi all. At the moment i have standard 17 inch BBS audi rims on my 2005 sportback. However, i want to change these alloys to the rs6s-line wheels. Whats the biggest rim size i can go without rubbing the arches with the standard suspension??
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    [Sep 8, 2009]
    Probably 19's but it will look like it's on stilts if you just stuck them on
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    on standard you will get a set of these on if you wanted lol ...only kidding

    you will get a set of rs6 in 18 or 19 inch on but it will look a little high it would look much better if you lower it on springs with 19inch rs6s

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    [Sep 8, 2009]
    I've seen 20"s in here ( in forum pictures ) with lowered car.
    More got to do with wheel width and off than diameter.

    Maybe 22" is enough low prifile rubber, narror wheel and good offset.
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    [Sep 8, 2009]
    for the same rolling radius approx you have a choice of:

    225/45/17
    225 or 235/40/18
    225 or 235/35/19
    225 or 235/30/20

    all on an 8x wheel with an offset of approx 45-50 would fit but:
    19" wheels look great but do make the ride/handling worse
    20" would be a terrible ride and a ps2 in 235/30/20 cost about £350 each
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