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    1. Member mkim's Avatar
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      03-21-2012 08:14 PM #526
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      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      yeap will fit. Im running 235 on 8 inch

      And thats the OEM S4 wheels. Which came with 235 from factory.
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      06-17-2012 11:36 AM #527
      Hey guys, my names James and I'm new to the forum :)

      I'm also new to this whole 'wheel height x width + offset - spacer = no rubbing' equation!

      I finally found the first set of aftermarket wheels I want to purchase for my otherwise standard A3, but when it comes to choosing the width, offset and even the stud pattern, I'm completely lost. I read through the thread, but still feel like an absolute novice haha.

      I'll cut to the chase: Will these wheels fit on an A3 staggered 9.5" front / 10.5" rear?

      http://www.varrstoen.com.au/shop/2-2...ims-wheels-18i

      If so, what offset would you recommend and what stud pattern do I select? Finally, what profile tyres would you recommend to stretch over these wheels so I can give my A3 a lower stance?

      My car sits standard until I choose between forking out for air ride or settling for coilovers.

      I promise I'll post up pics If I get this setup going :D

      Thanks (and sorry if I sound like a noob!)

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      06-17-2012 11:58 AM #528
      Quote Originally Posted by James Raymond View Post
      Hey guys, my names James and I'm new to the forum

      I'm also new to this whole 'wheel height x width + offset - spacer = no rubbing' equation!

      I finally found the first set of aftermarket wheels I want to purchase for my otherwise standard A3, but when it comes to choosing the width, offset and even the stud pattern, I'm completely lost. I read through the thread, but still feel like an absolute novice haha.

      I'll cut to the chase: Will these wheels fit on an A3 staggered 9.5" front / 10.5" rear?

      http://www.varrstoen.com.au/shop/2-2...ims-wheels-18i

      If so, what offset would you recommend and what stud pattern do I select? Finally, what profile tyres would you recommend to stretch over these wheels so I can give my A3 a lower stance?

      My car sits standard until I choose between forking out for air ride or settling for coilovers.

      I promise I'll post up pics If I get this setup going

      Thanks (and sorry if I sound like a noob!)
      As they are, no. The bolt (or stud) pattern for our cars is 5x112. For those wheels to work, you would need to run a 5x100 --> 5x112 adapter, and in most cases act like thick spacers as well.

      Also, with that wheel width and pretty aggressive list of offsets that those wheels come in coupled with the added spacing of the adapters you'd have to run, your "stance" would be crazy, and not necessarily in a good way.

      Not based on looks or anything like that, merely for sizing and offsets, those wheels wouldn't even be an option for me

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      06-17-2012 05:49 PM #529
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      As they are, no. The bolt (or stud) pattern for our cars is 5x112. For those wheels to work, you would need to run a 5x100 --> 5x112 adapter, and in most cases act like thick spacers as well.

      Also, with that wheel width and pretty aggressive list of offsets that those wheels come in coupled with the added spacing of the adapters you'd have to run, your "stance" would be crazy, and not necessarily in a good way.

      Not based on looks or anything like that, merely for sizing and offsets, those wheels wouldn't even be an option for me :thumbup:
      Back to the drawing board haha.

      Thanks for the reply :)

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      06-17-2012 10:28 PM #530
      Quote Originally Posted by James Raymond View Post
      Back to the drawing board haha.

      Thanks for the reply
      Not a problem!

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      06-17-2012 11:58 PM #531
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      yeap will fit. Im running 235 on 8 inch

      And thats the OEM S4 wheels. Which came with 235 from factory.

      I have that exact same set up for my winter wheels and I rub from time to time and with a fat ass in the back seat I rub every 30 seconds.

      I'm stock sline suspension and you are obviously lowered - what is your suspension set up?

      Also looks like you have Llumar et 35 green for tint as well - pretty rare. Looks good on black.


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    7. 06-18-2012 12:07 AM #532
      i am on koni suspension. i think in that pic is koni haha.

      not sure what kinda tint i have but i know its 35 %

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      06-18-2012 01:03 AM #533
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      i am on koni suspension. i think in that pic is koni haha.

      not sure what kinda tint i have but i know its 35 %
      If your tint is green and 35% it's Lumar - they don't make it anymore so it's hard to find but it's exactly actually a VAG oem color.

      Koni - your stance is perfect IMO
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      10-02-2012 06:00 PM #534
      18x9 +40, 18x9.5 +40 225/40/18 tires all around very low 23.5-24 ftg clearance will i rub?

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      10-02-2012 08:15 PM #535
      17x9 et 32 and 17x9 et 36 on 5x114.3 work vs-xx (2" and 2.5" lip)
      - running ringer racing 14-12mm wheel studs.
      - stretched 225/45/17 front and 235/45/17 rear
      - no rubbing when I drive alone, but constant with passengers (lowered on Bilstein coils)

      Will post pics once I find the camera

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      10-02-2012 08:39 PM #536
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSoA3 View Post
      18x9 +40, 18x9.5 +40 225/40/18 tires all around very low 23.5-24 ftg clearance will i rub?
      With that tire, yes. My rears are 18x9 et35 with a 205/40/15, and I'm about the same height, no rubbing issues.

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      10-03-2012 11:15 AM #537
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      With that tire, yes. My rears are 18x9 et35 with a 205/40/15, and I'm about the same height, no rubbing issues.
      205/40/15 how did you get those tires to fit on a 18" wheel? LOL

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      10-03-2012 11:18 AM #538
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSoA3 View Post
      205/40/15 how did you get those tires to fit on a 18" wheel? LOL
      sorry haha, idk what happened. 205/40/18**

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      10-03-2012 12:18 PM #539
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      sorry haha, idk what happened. 205/40/18**
      Haha talk about a streched tire

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      10-10-2012 03:46 AM #540
      18x9 et 29 i've removed my fender wall, i want to run with stretch tires, you guys think i'll run it without rubbing

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      10-10-2012 08:10 AM #541
      Quote Originally Posted by darrrentruong View Post
      18x9 et 29 i've removed my fender wall, i want to run with stretch tires, you guys think i'll run it without rubbing
      Depends on how low you are. I run 18x9 et31 in the rear with a 205/40/18 and I tuck tire with no rubbing

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      10-10-2012 03:04 PM #542
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      Depends on how low you are. I run 18x9 et31 in the rear with a 205/40/18 and I tuck tire with no rubbing
      Damn 205's on a 9"...that's pretty damn stretched! Do you have any pics of the stretch? I was running 225's on my 9.5" on my previous car and I thought that was already pretty damn stretched.

      Any problems with the bead breaking or failing?

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      10-10-2012 10:04 PM #543
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSoA3 View Post
      Damn 205's on a 9"...that's pretty damn stretched! Do you have any pics of the stretch? I was running 225's on my 9.5" on my previous car and I thought that was already pretty damn stretched.

      Any problems with the bead breaking or failing?
      No problems at all.


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      10-16-2012 10:36 PM #544
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      No problems at all.

      ^ that's 18 x 9 et 31?

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      10-17-2012 08:33 AM #545
      Quote Originally Posted by darrrentruong View Post
      ^ that's 18 x 9 et 31?
      et35

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      11-22-2012 05:52 PM #546
      Quote Originally Posted by r_wiggum01 View Post
      Just ordered a set of STP-3's for my 3.2Q. Specs are:
      19 x 8.5 F et 48
      19 x 9.5 R et 48.

      the car will be dropped on coilovers (about a 1/2 - 1 finger gap). fenders are not rolled or pulled, may consider it later.

      Suggestions on tire sizes? I've seen 225/35/19 all around on one other member's A3, but it was a little more stretch than I like in the rear. Would I have major rubbing issues with 235/35/19 in the rear (or preferably, all around) ?
      I realize this is old, but wouldn't a staggered set of wheels **** up your differentials?

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      11-22-2012 06:04 PM #547
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey D View Post
      I realize this is old, but wouldn't a staggered set of wheels **** up your differentials?
      Not to mention lack of ability to rotate?
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      01-21-2013 08:10 PM #548
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      No problems at all.

      Duude... 18x9 all the way around? Give me more info!

      Currently trying to figure out wheels.
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      01-22-2013 08:41 AM #549
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Duude... 18x9 all the way around? Give me more info!

      Currently trying to figure out wheels.
      Negative sir, only the back 2.

      18x8 et31 up front
      18x9 et35 in the back

      They're for sale

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      01-22-2013 10:04 AM #550
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      Negative sir, only the back 2.

      18x8 et31 up front
      18x9 et35 in the back

      They're for sale
      Hmm that does make me feel good though. Wheels I am looking at I either can do 18x8 all around or 18x8 et42 and 18x9 et45 So will need spacers.


      Which wheels are those anyways and what you asking?
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      01-22-2013 11:22 AM #551
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Hmm that does make me feel good though. Wheels I am looking at I either can do 18x8 all around or 18x8 et42 and 18x9 et45 So will need spacers.


      Which wheels are those anyways and what you asking?


      Andddd since I haven't had much success with a buyer, probably like $1k obo + shipping. I'd prefer local pickup, but I can ship I think.

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      01-22-2013 01:47 PM #552
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post


      Andddd since I haven't had much success with a buyer, probably like $1k obo + shipping. I'd prefer local pickup, but I can ship I think.
      I hate dropped but on your car with those wheels - I approve.
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      01-22-2013 01:57 PM #553
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      I hate dropped but on your car with those wheels - I approve.
      Thanks!

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      01-22-2013 02:34 PM #554
      Hmm Wondering if 9's all around are doable. Going to do a test fit one of these days at my buddies place.

      But what do you all think? 18x9's, lowered on KW's (once i buy them)

      Wheels will need spacers as the ET's for both are 43 I believe
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      01-22-2013 02:46 PM #555
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Hmm Wondering if 9's all around are doable. Going to do a test fit one of these days at my buddies place.

      But what do you all think? 18x9's, lowered on KW's (once i buy them)

      Wheels will need spacers as the ET's for both are 43 I believe
      What kind of look are you going for? How low will you be? Tire size?

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      01-22-2013 03:05 PM #556
      Tire size hasn't been decided, but not a rediculous amount of stretch. I am ok with a little bit.

      Height wise, well not slammed. But definitely lowered. Hard to say, depends on what I can achieve.

      The wheels I am looking at I can get 18x8 or 18x9. Staggered did cross my mind, but would be running the same tire size all around so I can rotate them easier with the Quattro and All.
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      01-22-2013 03:19 PM #557
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Tire size hasn't been decided, but not a rediculous amount of stretch. I am ok with a little bit.

      Height wise, well not slammed. But definitely lowered. Hard to say, depends on what I can achieve.

      The wheels I am looking at I can get 18x8 or 18x9. Staggered did cross my mind, but would be running the same tire size all around so I can rotate them easier with the Quattro and All.
      With my monoblocks I ran a 205/40. On the 8 up front there was no stretch, and the 9 in back had a good stretch, but not anything ridiculous. The 3SDM's I have on now are perfect imo with the 205/40 on the 8.5.

      If you went with a 215/40 on a 9 I think you can still get away with being pretty low without running into any rubbing issues

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      01-23-2013 07:21 PM #558
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      With my monoblocks I ran a 205/40. On the 8 up front there was no stretch, and the 9 in back had a good stretch, but not anything ridiculous. The 3SDM's I have on now are perfect imo with the 205/40 on the 8.5.

      If you went with a 215/40 on a 9 I think you can still get away with being pretty low without running into any rubbing issues
      Hmm alright well I won't be as low as you. Thinking I may lean towards the 8's or do 18x8 and 18x9 with 225 or 235's all around. KNow I will have to deal with some rubbing issues though. But I dont see the point in going wide if I am stretching and loosing grip anyways. We shall see. 225's did look good on the gti with 8.5 and 9.5
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    34. 07-07-2013 12:04 AM #559
      Just picked up a set of chrome Stern St-11 off of Craigslist for $200. I thought they were 18x8, but after I measured they ended up being 18x8.5 with an et of 35. Should I go for it with 225/40/18 all around? Or just resell them and get different rims with a higher offset?

      It's a 2011 2.0T S-Line Quattro with stock suspension. Going to use them as an additional set of summer wheels.

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    35. 07-10-2013 11:54 AM #560
      Quote Originally Posted by Evo V View Post
      Thanks! It is lowered about 1.3" on the front and 0.5" on the back. I had it lowered 1.3" on the back but with two kids and 35 offsett was rubbing from time to time. + When I told my friends "No fat chicks allowed in the car - will rub!" they told me I am mean. So I put lifters and I am fine with the setup now. Here is the picture from the side.

      which headlights do you have installed?

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