ET43 8J 18's. Just how bad will they rub?

TomSx

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I've read 45 is the lowest offset which should be used But I know of some lovely wheels which are 43. Would I get away with them? The problem is my car is quite low but I could put 225 35's on them.
 

S3_Jacko

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If they are 8" wide.. Et43 you shouldn't get any rubbing..

I'm running 8J et42 S3 lowered a further 25mm and get no rubbing... Thats with 225/40's
 

S3_Jacko

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That's encouraging to hear
Have you gothe any pictures to see how they fit?

This was my old S3 same setup, only these were 8J ET43.. Perfect fitment imo...
 

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TDI140

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I ran 8.5J et 35 19" all the time on air ride no rubbing even when crazy low
 

bentwenty

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As above, I am on 18x9.5 and 18x8.5 et42 on 225/40r18, also on the deck, doesn't even rub with two people in the back.
 

Sayam

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I'm on 18x8 ET42 with the arch screw removed but my car does rub with 2 people in the back.

Are the S3 arches more flared than the A3 or something?
 

TomSx

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Just waiting on the seller to come back to me. This is how my car sits on 19's. Sounds like I wont have issues this low? Its not "slammed".
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-Ju-

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Its one of those, it may catch it may not but if it does, it'll be the rear arch screw that it catches on.
I have 8x19 et44's with 225/35/19's on. It didn't catch at all until I had a 4 wheel alignment done, removed the arch screw and it never catches
 

TomSx

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The whole point is to get away from my slight stretched 225 / 35's on 8.5J 19's.

Well, I've committed. Not sure how well they'll work on a dark car but I have.. :D
 

Sayam

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Those wheels are sexy.
 

Keram

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I'm on 225/45 R17 7.5J ET43, on coilovers almost fully down, and on hard turns front "polishes" fenders :) rear sometimes catches nut with passangers on the back. S3 have different rear arch/bumper fitting, on A3 we can give more negative camber or cut holders that prevent from going wide and low :)
 
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