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What's the right tyre for 19 x 8.5J ?

naughts4187 Jan 15, 2015

  1. Phone Tech

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    So you went 245 35 19 all round ?
     
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  3. craigpanthercrystal

    craigpanthercrystal Active Member

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    100% 235/35/19 but don't use ditch finders
     
  4. Phone Tech

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    should I go 235 all round ? what is ditch finders ?
     
  5. craigpanthercrystal

    craigpanthercrystal Active Member

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    yes all round, They look great on that size wheel all round and very similar to original rolling diameter. Ditch finders - widow makers - road skaters …. cheap nasty tires.
    This tyre size isn't too expensive if you find a deal - I got P-zero's for about £400 ish for a set with the Audi AO rating. Also the P-Zero has a nice rim protector which looks really good.
    What offset are you going for? don't go less than ET45
     
  6. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    Do you even know how to calculate the size of a tyre? You should not run 255/35/19 even if it's not too wide (I'm not saying you can't but the circumference will just differ more than a 255/30/19 setup).

    This is what the Audi RS3 runs with the performance pack:
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  7. Phone Tech

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    I purchased these alloys (pictured) but these tyres are cheap but not bad ... they are rated very good really can't spend ridiculous monies for the setup!
    I am running Roadstone eurovis sport 04 (nexen company made) and they are perfect. I have now 235 40 R18'' all round.
    So if I go with 255 35 19 rears and 235 35 19'' fronts I think I will be alright n? and when I look at my car from the back from the distance the tyres are so tiny thin like ordinary car :-/ with 255 will look much better
    255s link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-255-35-19-BLACKLION-255-35R19-96Y-XL-AMAZING-A-RATED-WET-GRIP/153132565331?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
    235s link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-235-35-19-91Y-XL-BLACKLION-235-35ZR19-91Y-XL-AMAZING-B-RATED-WET-GRIP/152656572185?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
    19" x 8.5j
    ET35
    5 x 112
    66.45CB
    EDIT : Don't go lower than ET45 I have now ET 35 what is the difference?
     

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  8. Phone Tech

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    Ok then I'll go 235s all round...
    what?? 235 rears and 255 fronts ??? it must defo rub tyres when turning .. :O
     
  9. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    Not with the right wheel setup ;)

    This is what the RS3 is fitted with OEM with the performance pack:
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  10. Phone Tech

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    I think S3 and RS3 has different bumper thinner or more space for the wheels ..
    Aahhh this is soo complicated :grey:
     
  11. Lehn

    Lehn The van man Team Daytona Audi S3 DSG

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    It actually isn't :D Do you have a saloon or sportback? Because if you have a sportback a 235/35/19 with 8.5 ET45 on the front and 8.5 ET35-40 on the rear will be as close to flush with the arches as you can get. I'm running the setup in my signature with a 5mm spacer on the rear and it really looks good if you ask me and suits the car without being too aggressive.
     
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  13. Phone Tech

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    I have A3 2015 tdi quattro 184
    am checking this now : https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wh...-19X8.5ET40&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm
     

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    I defo will need those 5mm spacers too !
     
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  17. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    My 8.5 x 9 rims have an ET of 47, no spacers, and the 245/35/19 tyres are spot on .....What ET are your rims Phone -Tech? The Goodyear tyre shown above is the stretched look, which is not my cup of tea. This is negated by some tyre manufactures design and rim protection with a 235/35/19.
     
  18. Phone Tech

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    Hi I stated abovecit is ET35.. Is it ok?
    Will I be ok with 255 35 r19 or should I go 235 all round..
    Same me I don't like stretched tyres.. I can see them suffering hehe..
     
  19. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    Hmmm.....you will need spacers methinks and that may cause issues also....an ET of 35 with an 8.5" rim will move the wheel too close to the suspension, steering bits for proper clearance. The ET for an Audi OEM 19 x 8 rim is 49 and the smaller the ET number, the closer the wheel gets.
    Anyone with more knowledge should chime in on this one.
     
  20. Phone Tech

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    I checked this it should be ok ?
     

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    No no man, it’s the other way around! :D The lower the ET number the more the wheels will poke and get closer to the arch. I would not advise to use lower than ET45 on the front and certainly not lower than ET40 (this is with a 8.5” rim in mind). The rear can handle ET35 but that’s with a 235/35/19 setup.
     
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    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    Thanks Lehn...I had a brain fart, you are quite correct
     
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    Guys I been having stress all week .. (facepalm)
    I ordered alloy wheels but yeah @Lehn was right :sorry:
    I ordered 19' 8.5j ET35 and when I put them on (without tyre) to test I was like nooo oomghh .. please check pic the wheel sticked out crazy .. So the alloys went back today for refund..
    So even 8.5j will give more width plus offset ET .. altogether 26mm more width .. crazy absurd..
    I couldn't find the right specs for those ''twist'' style diamond cut :(
    So now I have ordered exactly same ones I have now but 19s 8j (existing ones are 7.5j 18'')
    Will be replacing tomorrow as I waiting for the 4th wheel...
     

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  25. craigpanthercrystal

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    Couldn’t you just get the et 45 with 8.5j? That’s what I have and same with Lehn. Perfect fit.
     
  26. Phone Tech

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    Not that shape above only ET35 and someone had ET40 but not diamond/grey/gunmetal, but diamond /black .. ugly .. ET40 would still stick out.. I need it flush ...
     

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