Advice Please on 19inch alloys... to go or not to go

drnutta

Registered User
Now that i got my KW's coils sorted and have been on the car for a while... I'm about to order my VMR wheels.

I'm was thinking of going for the v708 in 19" but I am now thinking they might be a bit huge for my sportback.

I dont want the stretched look so ideally tyres either. I'm now actually thinking going for the 18"

what do you guys think? I dont want rubbing also... so I am assuming the best tyres to go for are the 225/35/19...

Any advise would be great.
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
correct 225's and a screw removal should give no rubbing, 19's look the tits on s3s just right tbh ive no idea why its never been an option, i wouldnt go any bigget though
 

drnutta

Registered User
I thought the screw removal bit was only applicable to the 3 door?
The VMR's are 8.5x19ET48 i believe....
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
could be true i wasnt interested in sportbacks in my research!
 

scottie123

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You are correct, you will have rubbing issues on the rear of sportback

However offset 48 should help you out. But I think you will have to run a 215 to stop the scrub :)
 

drnutta

Registered User
Hum... that would make it look like rubber band tyres which I am not a fan of.
Anyone on here running 19" on 225/35/19?
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
wait scottie has 19's, how many handbags did the missus get to balance them out?
 

V6Pete

Now running on Bentley's y'all
Hum... that would make it look like rubber band tyres which I am not a fan of.
Anyone on here running 19" on 225/35/19?

I ran 225's on my 8x19" BBS CH's. A good tyre size. I went for 215's on my Bentley's just because I think the wider wheel suits a stretch.
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
hey that hurts my feelings you never complained about it before :lmfao:

19"s are next years job for me, once theres some more smashed r's lying in breakers
 

drnutta

Registered User
So do you guys recommend me going 19" then or stick with the 18"
As i said going with the VMR 708's
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
19s if they are gonna be a second set, then switch to a lower size for the winter
 

Dean's A3

TDI S3 Hybrid
Well I'm running 8.5 x 19 ET 43 with 235 35 19 tyres all round with no problems on my SB...

Higher ET's should help but watch the width though.
 

RicoS3

Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!
Definately 19's. The VMR's are a great rim.

I'm running 225/35/19 on BBS CK's ET44, and I had no rubbing when the car was on H&R's. I have a 3dr though.

If you're interested, check out my sig below, I have a brand new set of Falken 452's in the classifieds. I'll help you save a few more pounds if you take them. :icon_thumright:
 

N8

Kowalski Details
VCDS Map User
19"s look better imo, fill the arch more. I prefer the ride on 19s, than 18s.
 

RAPS3

Registered User
......but as I learnt on mine. On the S3 sportback on 8.5x19 et45 225's will rub. You'll need to run 215's

The 3 door they are ok but not on the sportback especially if lowered
 

N8

Kowalski Details
VCDS Map User
Not sure, so glad I dont have rubbing issues anymore
 

drnutta

Registered User
Guys this is basically the look I'm going for:

But as stated not sure about the 19" as yet... The 18 seem OK aswell but worried about the 8.5x18ET45 rubbing.

What do you guys think? My car is basically the black thing below already lowered on KW coils V3:

I was going to go with VMR 708 in HyperSilver:

a3sportback.jpg



Here is the white I think on 18"

a3white1.jpg


Black on 19"?

bka3.jpg



White on 19"

a3w3.jpg
 
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smudge_don

Registered User
Do it

18s just don't look right
 

kreativeJ

Registered User
19 all the way! wouldnt have it any other way. i dont mind the stretched look as long as the wheel rim isnt poking out by half an inch.
 
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