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Which size BBS for S3

mattex Sep 13, 2009

  1. mattex

    mattex New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for the questions as I know its been covered before just want to make sure I order the correct wheels.

    After a little advice on fitting some wheels to a 09 S3. Lowered on H & R springs.
    Looking at purchasing some BBS CK rims and want to make sure I get the correct fitment. Reading around it seems most people run 8” wide but I think 8.5 with 225/35/19 would fit with no rubbing?
    So what’s the best configuration to ensure no rubbing?
    215/35/19 ET44 19x8
    or
    225/35/19 ET50 19x8.5

    Cheers from oz
     
  2. mrgicm

    mrgicm Phantom black S3/

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    I have BBS CH Black also 19" on my S3 it is 8.5x19 ET50 with 225/35/19 on KW V3 coils and it sits real low with no rubing of any kind (even on max load) so there is your answer... :yes:
     
  3. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    I have 19" BBS CH 8.5 wide, 235/35/19 tyres lowered on H&R springs - no rubbing issues what so ever but I think the CK's have a different offset??
     
  4. mattex

    mattex New Member

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    Thanks very much for that...

    So looks like 235/35/19 19x8.5 offset 50 is they way to go. Interesting because the advice I've recieved off other people is that that I'd have rubbing issues with this fitment?!? But I suggest if you have that exact set up you'd know!
     
  5. mattex

    mattex New Member

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    seems 19x8.5 et50 is only available in the CH not CK.

    So if I want CK's looks like I'll be sticking to 19x8 et44 225/35/19.

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  6. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Thats what Matt is running on his S3, no problems what so ever
     
  7. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    If you go CK, I would get 225/35/19 tyres so be on the safe side if you are lowering!
     
  8. PW-Motorsport

    PW-Motorsport Member

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    The BBS wheels offered for the S3 8p are
    CK 8x18 ET44, 8x19 ET44
    CH 8x18 ET50, 8x19 ET50

    For the wider 8.5 CH your offset is ET35.
     
  9. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Are you sure? My CH are 8.5 and are et50

    Will have to check but I am 99% sure they are
     
  10. wolfbane1967

    wolfbane1967 Member

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    When i had my CH they were 8x19 ET 50
    And CK were 8x19 ET 44
     
  11. mattex

    mattex New Member

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    Thats what some of the reseller have been telling me. Would be interested to see what you have Boydie?

    thx
     
  12. S3-N

    S3-N ?

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    pwmotorsport are the UK importers of BBS wheels so i think they'd know

    I bought my set of 19" CHs from them and they were definitely 19x8 et50 - BBS CH026 - I ran them with 235/35/19s with H&R springs on my S3 an they were perfect
     

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