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Wheel Fitment Challenge

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Furkz, Mar 18, 2014.

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    [Mar 18, 2014]
    Hi Guys

    the car - s-line Avant B7

    the wheels et60 9x19

    Right so the challenge is to fit these wheels and not have any rubbing issues and no fouling and maintaining the ride comfort. So when the mrs is in the car it doesn't knock, bang and rub

    the car is lowered on eibach springs and I need advice on the sizes of adapters and tyres

    im looking at ideally 235/35/19 but do I need to go for 225/35 to clear the arches

    also the adapters do I need 15mm or 25mm. Would like to go 15mm but will the inside of the wheel clear the strut. But it would be ET45? Have no ideal if this would work. This would give me plenty of clearance with the arch...

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    I think you'd be best with the 15mm adaptors and with those you could get away with a 235 tyre. I'm assuming your current wheels will be 8.5j ET45ish so you'll only loose around 6mm from the clearance on the inside of the wheel.

    You could compare with your existing set up by using an online wheel calculator, then test the measurements on the car to check.

    I use this one sometimes 1010TIRES.COM - Wheel Offset Calculator, I did have a link to another site that included the tyre and gave a good comparison picture but can't find it now.
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    I'd say you don't want any less than ET35 overall, so 25mm spacers minimum. I have 8.5j at ET33 (ET45 with 12mm spacers), 235/35/19 with no rubbing lowered on H&R springs.

    Given your extra width towards the inner arch I'd say you could maybe even go as much as 30mm spacers... but someone with personal experience will no doubt be along shortly...
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    apparently 15mm adapters wont work on the front? it will hit the control arms, read this on audizine from a google search.

    so i was thinking 20mm adapters all round and 235/35 tyres running at et40 should be fine???? help :)
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    ET33 is 10mm further out than OEM, as your wheels are 0.5" wider (12.5mm ish) and you're planning to run a 235 stretch, an ET of 30-35 should probably be ok. Personally I'd go for 30 for the better stance.

    Where have you got ET60 wheels from? What rims are they?
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    Also depending on what model you have, you may need a minimum offset to clear brake calipers as well as control arms...
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    ive ordered 20mm adapters which will take it to et40 and than if the stance looks poo i will get another pair of 30mm adapters for the rears.

    unfortunately gone are the days of super skinny tyres and minus offsets with major slam
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    That will probably be ok, you'll be 7mm closer to the inner arch but the stretch will reduce that at the outer edge of the tyre...

    Is your A4 a quattro? Does running different offsets cause any issues if it is?
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    non quattro

    dont think there will be major stretch on a 235/35

    does anyone have a pic of a wheel and tyre setup?
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    Won't be anything major in terms of tyre stretch, it'll will also be affected depending on what tyres you run
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    got everything ordered up now. thanks for the help guys and wish me luck
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    Finally got them on and phew. The fronts just clear the control arm. But when I'm 4 up it's rubbing on all 4s

    Running 19x9 et 40 and 235/35

    Any suggestions.
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    Personally I wouldn't run a 225 on a 9j as I hate driving on stretched tyres so I'd be looking at rolling the arches if the rubbing was minimal.
    Get the pictures up tho!!
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    The arches look pretty flat tbh. Have you rolled your arches? Did it make a significant difference. Also what's this about a screw on the top of the liner. Does removing that actually help?
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    Haven't done my A4 but did a golf a few years ago. You really have to have a good look at where and what's rubbing first and go from there. No point rolling your arches if it's catching elsewhere, the screw is an easy thing to try first tho.
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    Gonna run them for a few days and check. Don't think it's gonna help. Unless their cut out. Will remove the screws tomorrow and see but doubtful.

    God knows how people run 10s slammed I'm only on eibach springs.
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