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Saloon Wheel sizes

Dodgygtr Nov 16, 2017

  1. Dodgygtr

    Dodgygtr Registered User

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    What size wheels and offset do I need for 19 and 20 inch wheel.
    And the best tyre size for those wheels.

    Looking at wheel now as I want to have them ordered before the car turns up next year so plenty of time.
    Not planning on lowering the car and don’t want to compromise handling too much.
     
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  3. JamesCrs3

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    I was about to make the exact same thread. I was thinking to go 19x8.5 all round and stagger the tyre size 255/30/19 on the fronts and 235/35/19 on the rear. Not sure on the offsets though.

    100% I'm going Pilot sport 4S, insanely good tyre.

    Also any wheel ideas for the saloon would be great!
     
  4. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    On an 8.5J, ET45 should be perfect
     
  5. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL

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    Are 235 tyres ok the go on an 8.5 inch rear??
    The standard RS3 rear is in 8 inch width.
     
  6. Dodgygtr

    Dodgygtr Registered User

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    Can you not put 255 all round?
     
  7. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL

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    If I were changing my wheels but staying with 19inchers I would keep my tyres as they're almost new. Which means if i go for new 19 by 8.5 wheels all round will my 235 tyre on thr rear fit an 8.5 wheel??
     
  8. TurboBen

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    I've been looking into this myself. I believe the standard wheels have a 49mm offset.

    I was looking at the OZ Legerra HLT in 20" x 8" ET45. Rubber wise, I'd be looking at 245/30/R20 to keep the rolling radius close.
     
  9. JamesCrs3

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    According to http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html 235/35/r19's will fit on 8" - 9.5" rims.

    Some interesting information there, and if you scroll down there is a calculator which tells you what size tyre will fit on what size rim.
     
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  10. JamesCrs3

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    The thing that has me curious is why Audi stagger the tyre setup, does it really make that much of a difference to handling? Would 255 all round be better for overall grip?
     
  11. Ed_rx7

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    Think they did it to combat any understeer
     
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  13. JamesCrs3

    JamesCrs3 Registered User

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    Yeah, I did read about that. However, I wonder if it's actually noticeable.
     
  14. Ed_rx7

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    I have 245/30/20 on mine
     
  15. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Should be pretty evident to somebody driving back to back, 20mm extra is a lot of width to add on a tyre and 40mm wider on the front axel in total.

    The demo I had and did 450 miles in had standard wheels, mine has the staggered setup but I’m yet to drive it and won’t be at any pace for a good couple of weeks yet. I doubt I will notice a difference from 2 months apart.
     
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  16. Aoon_M

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    My oz racing superturismo dakars are ET45 8.5j, 20”

    Up for sale also if anyone wants them - rs3 suits multispokes really well.
     

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