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wheel offset and tyre sizes, need info please :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by liam_b, Apr 26, 2010.

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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    Hi guys/girls

    I've been hanging around here looking the pics with RS6 style wheels, I'm thinking about getting some for my '55 SB but I'm a bit confused about wheel offset and tyre sizes, I know that Audi make an RS6 style alloy in 7.5 x 18 for the 2010 A3s and that will fit perfectly, err obviously! BUT damn they're like 400 quid each :faint:

    There loads of RS6 replicas on eBay 18s and 19s too, whats the correct offset and tyre size? What happens to the speedo calibration?
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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    My RS6 are 8x18 5X112 ET42 with 225/40/18's and they fit mint. I had 8x19 with 225/35/19 but the ride was too hard.
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    Weird that as I prefer the ride on 19"s to 18"s
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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    I put S5 19"s with 235/35/19 on my S3 last week but every now and then when i go over a "nasty" bump or a really poor road surface my back wheels just nip and rub the wheel arch,not sure if its rubbing on the outside or the rear of the wheel - anyone know ? Would fitting 225/35/19's make any difference ? Cheers

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    yep:icon_thumright:, 225 will solve your problem
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    The more stretch you get the more clearance you get.
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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    I really like the look of 19s but given the less than perfectly smooth roads we have all over Britain I think I've settled on getting the 18s, which should update the look of the car a bit, I might add a set of side skirts, chin spoiler, rear 'diffuser' panel and decent coat of autoglym to clean the red to be brilliant again (hopefully!). I might even get around to taking a photo one day :)

    Thanks for the info guys:happy:

    PS these are my fav pics of 19s

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