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      04-26-2011 03:36 PM #376
      I'm on H&R sport springs, approximately 1.2" lower than stock. I'm planning to go 235/45/17. No spacers. I guess this should make my ride less bumpy

      Will this setup rub?

      Thanks

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      04-26-2011 04:37 PM #377
      Quote Originally Posted by turbow View Post
      I'm on H&R sport springs, approximately 1.2" lower than stock. I'm planning to go 235/45/17. No spacers. I guess this should make my ride less bumpy

      Will this setup rub?

      Thanks
      Doubtful. You'd have to do something pretty extreme on 17's to get them to rub I would think.

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      04-26-2011 05:43 PM #378
      Thanks. Is there a way to check before I purchase the tires?

    4. 04-28-2011 11:16 PM #379
      19x8.5 ET43 245/35/19

      i can get rims and tires (new) for a very good price, came off a 2010 s4.

      hoping they will fit on my stock suspension?

    5. 06-30-2011 04:03 PM #380
      19*9 ET 45. will it fit and what size tires should I run. Plan on lowering it very soon

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      07-01-2011 01:22 AM #381
      Quote Originally Posted by greyjetta View Post


      oem audi a8 mono blocks
      et 48 18/8
      koni coilovers plenty of treads left
      912's 205 35 18

      no rubbing no matter how big of a bump going to go lower waiting on spacers

      win

    7. 07-01-2011 01:50 AM #382
      Quote Originally Posted by newnoise1024 View Post
      19x8.5 ET43 245/35/19

      i can get rims and tires (new) for a very good price, came off a 2010 s4.

      hoping they will fit on my stock suspension?


      no fit tire too wide. get 225 and it will fit

      actually i have same set.. rears dont rub they got plenty of room with 225's
      hirro

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      07-01-2011 02:05 AM #383
      Quote Originally Posted by canz92 View Post
      Thought I'd just post for reference
      Suspension: H&R Street Performance Coilovers, lowered to 1 finger gap front and rear
      Wheels: Hartmann 19" R8 reps ET48
      Tyres: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta 235/35/19
      Front rubbing: none
      Rear rubbing: only if I have four people in the car and hit a big bump
      Ride quality: Stiff, but not uncomfortable. Bumps are ironed out enough so that when I hit one I think "That was a big bump" rather than "Ow my spine hurts"
      Pics so people might actually read the post:
      Front gap

      Front Camber

      Rear gap

      Rear Camber

      Whole car:
      Do you have pics showing the concave-ness of the wheels. I think Hartman makes the best version of this wheel...plus they're light! Any add'l pics would be loved!
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      07-01-2011 02:38 AM #384
      Quote Originally Posted by TroySico View Post
      Do you have pics showing the concave-ness of the wheels. I think Hartman makes the best version of this wheel...plus they're light! Any add'l pics would be loved!
      Those don't have any concave
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    10. 07-01-2011 10:31 AM #385
      I just got some 19s (19x8.5 et45 all around). I started with Falken 452s 235/35 and was rubbing on every bump and turn so I switched to 225/35 (Hankook Ventus v12 Evo). No rubbing at all

      Here is a pic of the car w/ the Falkens (pics of Hankooks coming soon):

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    11. 07-01-2011 11:10 AM #386
      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 want to see this car. I'm thinking about the same wheel.

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      07-30-2011 04:43 AM #387
      Quote Originally Posted by TroySico View Post
      Do you have pics showing the concave-ness of the wheels. I think Hartman makes the best version of this wheel...plus they're light! Any add'l pics would be loved!
      There are some more pics here: http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...ntas-235-35-19

      And I agree, Hartmann makes the best ones by far.

    13. 10-03-2011 08:22 PM #388
      My 19x9, 19x9.5 ET48 Rotiform BWE, currently the only set in existence.
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      10-18-2011 12:06 PM #389
      Quote Originally Posted by canz92 View Post
      Thought I'd just post for reference
      Suspension: H&R Street Performance Coilovers, lowered to 1 finger gap front and rear
      Wheels: Hartmann 19" R8 reps ET48
      Tyres: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta 235/35/19
      Front rubbing: none
      Rear rubbing: only if I have four people in the car and hit a big bump
      Ride quality: Stiff, but not uncomfortable. Bumps are ironed out enough so that when I hit one I think "That was a big bump" rather than "Ow my spine hurts"
      Pics so people might actually read the post:
      Front gap

      Front Camber

      Rear gap

      Rear Camber

      Whole car:
      This! I like your ride height and those R8 reps. I plan to do something similar except on 18s eventually.

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      10-18-2011 08:01 PM #390
      What offsets should i run if i want 18x8.5 up front, and 18x9.5 out back with little to no rubbing? (08 2.0t) Currently not lowered but will be eventually (maybe 1.5inches or so) I want it to be flush up front and a little poke out back

      Also i guess what tyres will i need.

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      10-25-2011 01:07 PM #391
      Might pic this wheel/tire combo up if it'll fit... The wheels are the S4 OEM Ronal Wheels 18 X 8 with 45mm offset. Tires are 235/40/18. Stock sport suspension on the A3.

      Will this work?

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      11-14-2011 01:51 AM #392
      I installed my new to me OEM BBS CH028 wheels and snow tires today and realize after the fact that I didn't do all of my homework. The CH028 was an OEM wheel on the S4 and the CH024 came on the A3 as an upgrade wheel.

      CH024 = 18X7.5 ET 54
      CH028 = 18x8 ET 43

      Anyway I'm running stock S-line suspension 235/18/40 snow tires. I'm rubbing with an empty back seat over bumps and around sharp corners.

      I'm liking the smoother ride with the sidewall height on Seattle roads, the offset looks good, and the 8" wheels square off the backend nicely so I want to keep these wheels. I'm also planning to install Euro SLine springs which will lower it another .5". Yeah, I want my cake and I'd like to eat it too.

      Any suggestions on eliminating the rubbing?

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      11-15-2011 01:40 AM #393
      iph4s pic bc i washed her today 18x8.5 ET 35 215/40
      winter/rainy mode

      going to refurb oz


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    19. 11-20-2011 08:56 PM #394
      Hey all -

      I am just about to pick up a set of 17" BBS LM's for my '08 Audi A3. I was hoping that you guys could provide your expertise on whether or not this setup will work without rubbing;

      Note: I am currently running the stock S-Line Suspension

      The BBS LMs will be;

      Front: 17 x 8 (40mm)
      Rear: 17 x 9 (42mm)

      My fenders are rolled - but I haven't taken out the screw as some of you have.

      I would prefer not to run stretched tires. I also do not plan on lowering (unless it looks absolutely terrible). What size tire would you recommend and/or do you think I will run into any problems?

      Thanks!!!!
      Brent

    20. 11-20-2011 09:02 PM #395
      225/45/17
      is stock size. yits gonna stretch on the rears for sure.
      hirro

    21. 11-20-2011 09:28 PM #396
      What if I ran staggered tire sizes? So in the back I ran 245/40/17 or something like that?

      And with this setup - do you think I will rub if I keep my stock S-Line suspension?

      Thanks!
      Brent

    22. 11-20-2011 09:30 PM #397
      Quote Originally Posted by bkn View Post
      What if I ran staggered tire sizes? So in the back I ran 245/40/17 or something like that?

      And with this setup - do you think I will rub if I keep my stock S-Line suspension?

      Thanks!
      Brent
      i woudlnt recommend it. u will most likely rub if u drive people around,

      best way is to take out screws and hammer/flatten the quarter pannel lip. or cut the lip off the quarterpannel.
      hirro

    23. 11-20-2011 09:33 PM #398
      Is there a reason you wouldn't recommend it? And if I were to trim away the inner rear fender wall do you think I should be good? Or might it still be an issue?

      Thanks!
      Brent

    24. 11-20-2011 09:34 PM #399
      Quote Originally Posted by bkn View Post
      Is there a reason you wouldn't recommend it? And if I were to trim away the inner rear fender wall do you think I should be good? Or might it still be an issue?

      Thanks!
      Brent
      not the wall

      the quarter panel lip. once u take the liner off you can see it.

      cut or bend it in and *should* clear 245 on those offset.
      hirro

    25. 11-20-2011 09:36 PM #400
      you shold prolly ask this guy

      TroySico
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      he is runing 245.
      hirro

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