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    Thread: Which H&R Springs and width tires should I Use?

    1. Member MKII420's Avatar
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      12-04-2006 12:33 PM #1
      OK, I just recieved some A8L (12 spoke) Replicas, and their offset is ET35.

      Now I'm debating on which springs to get, H&R Sports or Race... And also what tire size, 215's or 225's

      here's a pic of H&R sports installed on 17's... looking at the pic, ET 35 would definitely fill out the wheel wells, and make a flush look.
      borrowed pic: the traveler...

      and here's a pic of a MKV slammed on Race springs...
      borrowed pic: Mchu86... keep in mind he has ET30 on the back w/ 215's


      I'm not sure what i should go with! i'm always cruisin around with 3 people, including myself, and i'm already @ 230 lbs (built, not fat, lol)

      should i go with Race springs and 215/40's all around or...

      Sport springs and 225/40's

      Let me know what you think!

      Thanks in advance!




      Modified by MKII420 at 5:36 PM 12-4-2006

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      12-04-2006 01:43 PM #2
      bumpage! 19 views is weak!
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      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    3. 12-04-2006 01:45 PM #3
      H&R Race with 215 rubber

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      12-04-2006 01:46 PM #4
      Just a quick shout out to User Name Unknown!

      DUDE! You're the reason i went ET35's! love your set up!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    5. 12-04-2006 01:47 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by MKII420 »
      Just a quick shout out to User Name Unknown!

      DUDE! You're the reason i went ET35's! love your set up!

      I still don't see how he is running ET-30 in the rear. In the picture, you can tell it pokes. Is he running 215/40 or 215/35?


    6. 12-04-2006 01:49 PM #6
      Offset is a fuction of wheel width, what is the width of the rim?

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      12-04-2006 01:53 PM #7
      they're 18X8
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      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    8. 12-04-2006 01:54 PM #8
      then 215 for sure, and Sport/race, that's your butt's choice.

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      12-04-2006 02:14 PM #9
      I'm use to coil overs, i love the stiffness! no homo!
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      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

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      12-04-2006 02:53 PM #10
      i believe he's running 215/40, could be wrong though!
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      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    11. 12-04-2006 03:15 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by MKII420 »
      I'm use to coil overs, i love the stiffness! no homo!

      run coils then


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      12-04-2006 03:25 PM #12
      definitely would if i had the money! but...

      you see, i had coils on my other car, and only adjusted them once! so i'm not to crazy about them any more...

      The springs will provide the drop i want, and i'll be good with that... if anything i can always swap them out for my stock 17's should these wheels become a problem.

      Thanks again!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
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      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    13. 12-04-2006 03:28 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by MKII420 »
      definitely would if i had the money! but...

      you see, i had coils on my other car, and only adjusted them once! so i'm not to crazy about them any more...

      The springs will provide the drop i want, and i'll be good with that... if anything i can always swap them out for my stock 17's should these wheels become a problem.

      Thanks again!

      Can't wait to see the pics!


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      12-05-2006 01:00 PM #14
      Hellz yea!

      Best believe i'll be posting pics! I haven't seen these wheels on a dropped MKV...

      Now i just need to get some center caps to replace the cheesy platic ones they came with...

      Thanks to all who replied!

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    16. 02-06-2007 04:17 PM #16
      215/40 18 Falken 512 are your safest bet. they run fairly skinny compared to other tires.

    17. 02-23-2007 01:06 PM #17
      well im hopeing you post what your end results ended up being i just got my set of A8L's in last week. and was literaly about to order the tires untill i read the 215 40 18 idea.

      i dont know how these wheels fit on gti's but the mk5 jetta its looking interesting.. the back wheels will tuck perfectly ( keep in mind this was the jackstands under the spring perc's so to show the full weight of the car on the suspension.) but the fronts hang out about 1/4".... there are a fare amount of pot holes out here on italian roads so i dont want to dent a rim by going to low of profile or stretching the tire too much. well i hope i didnt just make that confusing. but i need to know 215 or 225? what would be the best for this situation.

      and sport H&R's are on the way


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      02-23-2007 01:19 PM #18
      Hah, i'm running the same wheels!

      what offset are your wheels? i have 18X8 et35

      I see you'll be running H&R Sports, which i think you'll be safe with 225's...

      I'll be using Vogtland 50mm springs, cause i want to be slammed, and with the offset of my wheels, i should be sitting nice...

      and yes, i don't care about the rubbing!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
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      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    19. 02-23-2007 01:32 PM #19
      im running the same wheel. im hopeing the h&r's will get me geting a little tire tuckn action im tired of the stilts.

      well looks like ill be hiting tire rack up and the make or break between yoko prada spec 2's or the brigstone fuzion zri's :| ill be hiting the tire rack review list up what did you go with tire wise? you have a picture of how ur wheels look with whatever suspension ur currently running???


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      02-23-2007 01:37 PM #20
      were these wheels ever installed? im lookin into 18x8 et 35 so im lookin for pics and reviews

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      02-23-2007 01:43 PM #21
      Nah man, i'm still running stock... My wheels are stashed away and out of site so i don't have to keep looking at them, and feening to put them on...

      I'm doing a budget build...

      got my wheels for 400
      Tires, don't really care, i'm running these for the summer only, am not driving agressive 240 for the set
      suspension, if i go with just springs 200
      shocks if i decide to, approx 500+

      and that's all i'll be doing this summer, and then i'll most likely sell the wheels for cheap...

      oh yea, i'm gonna install my amp and sub too...

      And no, i'm not gonna chip it, i'm good the way it is...

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      02-23-2007 01:44 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by corradodonato »
      were these wheels ever installed? im lookin into 18x8 et 35 so im lookin for pics and reviews

      Search for "usernameunknown", especially the first "wheel & tire thread", he's the first one in there, and he's running that same size...

      as said before in previous threads, he's the reason i'm running this specific size wheel...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    23. 02-23-2007 02:02 PM #23
      i hope this works i have it over on tdiclub this is what they look like mounted to stock suspension and no tires


    24. 02-23-2007 02:20 PM #24
      well that didnt work hears the link http://pics.tdiclub.com/showph...=audi a8

      its a little dirty its been very rainy


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      02-23-2007 02:47 PM #25
      What the Hay dude!

      first for TDI club only,

      then you have to be a registered user, screw that! lol, do a photobucket or somethin...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    26. 02-24-2007 01:24 PM #26


      sorry about that i didnt know it would do that twice.. haha my bad.


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      02-24-2007 03:33 PM #27
      Got any pics like this to show how far they stick out?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

    28. 02-25-2007 07:04 AM #28
      please excuse how dirty my car is but here is the front...

      i cant find the picture of the back but it is just inside the fender so yeah...


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      02-25-2007 07:41 AM #29
      if you dont want coilovers...

      get h&r race with a 215


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      02-28-2007 11:53 AM #30
      damn, now i'm considering coilovers!!!

      what to do, what to do...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Estimatd View Post
      I shifted into 5th once. Then I realized it was a mistake and down shifted.
      talking about the 1.8 8v digiII

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