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Width and offsets!! N8?!?!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by basssound, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. basssound
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    Looking to get some new rims soon for the A3 but I need some info!
    Once the KW's go on and they get wound down, what's the largest width wheels I could fit
    on 18's or preferably on 19's and what offsets am I looking at.

    P.S. I don't want any rubbing if possible ;)
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  3. MTW
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    19x9 front offset 40 rear 35-32 is the maximum you can go with 215/35s and the arch screws out
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    Was hoping for 18x10 or 19x10 on the rear :/
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    good luck with that
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    Just not gonna happen lol
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    prob just too wide n8 is the man to speak too but he is away at the mo so not always on here
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    [Apr 28, 2011]
    ET 41 is the max on 9 j rims with 215's front /rear
    Thats what i was told .And will be fitted soon
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    your right about the front....but not about the rear

    i have 19x9 et41 fitted right now.....and the rear is getting 8mm spacers....then again i have a bit of camber at he back due to how low the car is, but no matter how far you lowwer you could probably do with et 35 on the back
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    How about 18x9.5 et40 rear? What size tire should I use?
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    ive ran et41 9j 215/35 tyres and took arch screws out and i got rubbing, im all the way down on kw's too, my new rims are gonna be et52 with 10mm spacers all round taking them to et42
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    Show me your rims, and I'll tell you whats hot and whats not, and you can just send a pm in future :beerchug:
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    I Think we need Tyre & Wheel forum called ask N8 ?
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    No just stick to the daily pm's :laugh:
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    215 35 19 if your brave but ideally id run a 225 35 19 on that.

    You will get rubbing if you aint running camber.
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    Hes on 18's Dan
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    9.5J ET40 is going to need camber for sure if you are any where near low and don't want to catch all the time.

    Has anyone ran a 9.5J on the rear to know it's not going to catch the rear beam. I had been considering some wheels with the same spec but decided against it because I didn't think it would work.
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    215 35 18 if your brave but ideally id run a 225 35 18 on that.
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    [Apr 29, 2011]
    I just wanna know how wide to run and tbh I wouldn't be posting pics of what I was going for lol, why spoil a surprise lol
    Think I'll stick to 8.5" for the ease and least chance of rubbing :)
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    [Apr 30, 2011]
    My current setup rear is 225/40/18 18x9.5 et 45 which is perfect
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    What wheels you running?
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    [Apr 30, 2011]
    wrong post!
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    Any pics?
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    [May 1, 2011]
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    hope those pics are good enough sorry
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    I'm running 19"x9" et39 on the rear with no rubbing 215/35/19 and 19"x9" et42 front which I need to remove the screw as they rub going round corners.

    But after a week of running round Cornwall I'm saving for air ride as the wife's scared to drive it all the way down :(

    Shame because the ride is as good if not better than standard on the kw's
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    [May 1, 2011]
    Yes air is a possibility here also .Poxy speed ramps
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    [May 1, 2011]
    Is it me or do these look tiny on this Sportback?
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    [May 1, 2011]
    ^ because it's 18 and step lip I know
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    Air ride is old news :gaehn:
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    [May 1, 2011]
    The alloys and the car looks perfect, really nice stance!!
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    lol
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    Real talk
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    Still looks mint mate
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    That sits identical to my 9J et 42! Looks good mate, what's the clearance like on the inside?
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    [May 1, 2011]
    Do you know what different sizes the OEM S6 C6 wheels come in? I love these, but I don't want to run a 9 inch wide wheel.
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    They only come in at 19"x9" et52 as the S6 is Quattro and all four wheels need to be the same dimensions
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    Good lad you are Chris.
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  39. Johnny Bravo
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    I have the opportunity to buy a set of BBS CH for a good price but I don't know if they'll fit. The rims are 18" 8J ET42 and I'm planning to use 225/40/18 tires.
    I have the stock suspension. The car is a Sportback A3.

    Should I go for them?
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    If thats what you want, go for it!
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    Will fit fine.

    Like N8 said, if you like them, get them!
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