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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by stes s3, Oct 14, 2007.

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    Thinking of a euro look wider rims on rear to front.So i will have a very slight diffrent rolling radius will this be a problem for the halidex do you think?
    thanks ste
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    Wont confuse haldex i wouldnt think but is utterly pointless imo and will make it handle even worse

    MR and some FR drive cars benefit from slightly wider rear wheels, anything else isnt going to benefit from it
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    As the rear wheels is freerolling most of the time, I don't think it will effect the Haldex. The Haldex need to sense a 15 degree difference in rotation between fron and rear axles under load before it will kick in IIRC.
    Steve's car is mainly a show and concours car, so I doubt handling is top of his priorities, go for 9.5" wide rear and 255 rubber, stick to 8-8.5" fronts and don't go over 235 wide, as it will start catching, ET30 all round should be sweet. :)
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    any pics of the rims..

    Im a nosiy bugger!
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    Not quite sure what rims am going for yet but just fance going for the euro look for next years show season
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