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8.5j et45 fitment?

Geeeeze Sep 7, 2019

  1. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    Hi guys i know this has been asked before but cant find a definitive answer, will i be okay with 235's on 8.5j et45 on the front without any rubbing? i have tried 8.5j with 245's on the rear and had no issues. Even better anyone got any pictures of this setup?

    Thanks in advance :sos:
     
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  3. Grey_Man

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    Fine


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  4. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    Have you had this setup yourself mate?
     
  5. Grey_Man

    Grey_Man Member

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    Yes iv seen them fitted before and that ET looks fine at 45


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  6. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    cheers buddy
     
  7. Forecast.bucket.s

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    Mate - 8.5j with ET45 will be equivalent of running 21mm spacers all round.

    You will 100% get rubbing ...

    If you don’t mind the car rubbing on every bump in the road.

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  8. Grey_Man

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    Forgot to ask what car ? mine are on a rs3, your tyre depth may need to be 35 pal ie 235/35/19
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  9. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    im on 18s btw. thanks for the replies
     
  10. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    rs3 arches are wider arn't they?
     
  11. Forecast.bucket.s

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    You need to stick with 8j or under on a S3 unless you stretch 225 tyres on 8.5j wheels and have an ET of 50+


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  13. Grey_Man

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    Yes pal, that’s why I’m making sure ha hight your fine, width of tyre, just be sure the caliper clears the wheel with the ET45 you have.


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  14. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Depends if it's lowered. I've got 225 on 8.5j et45 and it rubs but that's cus it's really low to the point you can just about get the tip of your finger in the arch gap
     
  15. Geeeeze

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    Does it rub more on the front or back? Thinking of getting 8j front and 8.5j rear, seems like there is a lot more room at the back
     
  16. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Front I'd say as it's the wheels turning in and out of the arch when cornering. And the back you can add camber to stop the rubbing. 8J will still rub if lowered, it's down to the offset. Some people say 215 tyres stop any rubbing but it's a lot of stretch on an 8.5j wheel.

    How low is the car? Will help with any advise.
     
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    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Couple shots to help
    225/40/18 et45
     
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  18. Geeeeze

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    Car is stock height but was intending to lower it soon buy about 30-40 mm, how much is your lowered roughly? Looks really nice that btw mate, sitting nice! Not alot of room for play thought, was tempted by 8j front and 8.5j rear as i have some new 245 tyres, but looking at your photos i don't think id get a 245 under there nice. I had some 8.5j et29 on 245s on the rear and they only rubbed a little so was thinking on et45 id get away with it buy maybe not haha
     
  19. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    It’s all the way down on ap coilovers, if your lowering it you’ll have issues with anything wider than 225 tyres as you can see from the photos.
     
  20. nluk100

    nluk100 Well-Known Member

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    Stick to 225 width tyres. Anything over that with 8.5 width will rub on the arch at the rear with passengers, even with stock suspension. I ran 225's with 8.5" ET 43 and they used to catch on the felt arch liner over speed bumps.
     
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