I went with 245s as my wheels are 9.0j and I did not want a stretched look. 235s on a 9.0j barely fit. And 245 gives the tyres square shoulders, which I prefer. Also means I do not lose height in the sidewall, which also happens when the tyre is stretched.
Your wheel being 8.5j could take a 235...
Yeah, that was a weird photo. Even made the S3 look like a Mini Clubman!
That said, I think ET40 is the lowest ET you’d want to run on a Sportback, otherwise you will start to poke (depending on your width of alloy of course)
Standard wheel ETs on a S3 8V Sportback range mainly between ET45-ET52
The Saloon and the RS3 can take ETs in the low 30s because of the faired arches and the wider track. But the lower ET meant there was a risk the wheels would poke out too much... and then the 9.0j width brings it close to...
Have yet to find anyone with this set up on an S3 Sportback, stock suspension & springs:
245 / 35 / 19 - Michelin Sport 4s
19”x 9.0 ET 40 - Neuspeed RSE10
Was very worried about the widths with the ET, especially on 245s, but I can confirm it fits!
No rub. Tyre wall is pretty flush with the...
Hey Peter is that with the same set up? Ie 19s 9.0j with 40 offset?
Does look tight, but there seems to be clearance ... just.
Just don’t want the tyre so stretched and would like some rim protection (for when the wife drives!!)
Or these: https://www.fitmentindustries.com/wheel-offset-gallery/1060548/2015-audi-s3-vossen-vfs1-eibach-lowering-springs
This is almost exactly the setup I was looking at. In fact at 9.5j it’s a bit wider than the 9.0j I was looking at.
Says no rubbing, but I like to hear from the horses...
My understanding was that the ET/offset I could buy for my 2017 S3 was between ET45-52
But I’ve never had any confirmation on that.
Also have read elsewhere that 9.0j will not fit.
Just been offered my ideal wheels at a great price, but in 19”/ET40/9.0j, so hoping there is someone out there...