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Which size BBS for S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mattex, Sep 13, 2009.

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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
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    225/35/19 ET50 19x8.5

    Cheers from oz
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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:
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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??
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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!
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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
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    Thats what Matt is running on his S3, no problems what so ever
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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!
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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.
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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
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    When i had my CH they were 8x19 ET 50
    And CK were 8x19 ET 44
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    Thats what some of the reseller have been telling me. Would be interested to see what you have Boydie?

    thx
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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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