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will 10"x18" wheel fit on the back of an S3??

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  1. leecs3
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    [May 14, 2006]
    Thinking about fitting a set of porsche replica wheels, Offset is very high so spacers are no problem. But car the car physically take a 10" wide rim??
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    [May 15, 2006]
    My friend has 9,5" rims in back and there is much space with those. So i don´t think that there are any problems with 10".
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    [May 15, 2006]
    great news, any idea on the width of tyres i should be using?

    thanks
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    Thinking about fitting a set of porsche replica wheels, Offset is very high so spacers are no problem. But car the car physically take a 10" wide rim??

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    Why would you do that?
    You'll kill the limited handling it has...
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    [May 15, 2006]
    Just get 2 pairs of 8" rims with the adaptors.

    Chris.
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    [May 15, 2006]
    10" would look good but will add more understeer
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    [May 15, 2006]
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    great news, any idea on the width of tyres i should be using?

    thanks

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    I think 255 section tyres is optimum on an 9.5" wide rim, maybe 265 for 10"?
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    [May 16, 2006]
    Im running 10x17 on the back of mine.

    Think the tyre profile is 215/45

    Yes it doesnt handle great but its all about the streeeeetch lol!
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    [May 16, 2006]
    that is a stretch, i'm running 225/35/17s on my corrado's 9.5x17's
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    [Jun 17, 2006]
    trial fitted a 10x18 wheel with a 265/35/18 tyre. No problem's at allPics below.

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    [Jun 17, 2006]
    That looks mad with the 10" wide wheel.
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    [Jun 17, 2006]
    man, they look way too big. 8's with spacers has to be the way to go.
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    if ya tight. 10x18 with a 255/30/18 is the perfect wheel size for an S3 rear arch.
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    [Jun 18, 2006]
    Dont like that at all especially the first pic, looks well weird... nice rims tho!
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