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?
TroySico /// 2008 Ibis White Blk A3 3.2q S-line Ti-Pkg /// 2002 Satin Silver Allroad 2.7T 6MT Quattro
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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07 A3 3.2 DSG quattro Brilliant Black // KONI COs // H&R front and rear sway bars // Neuspeed cat-back exhaust // EVOMS V Flow // Haldex Gen2 control w/switch // Revo ECU upgrade // VF Engineering motor mounts // BBS CH-R 19" et48 // ECS Tuning Spacers 3mm front/6mm rear // Falken FK452 235/35 19
08 A4 B7 Avant // Stock for now...
And I agree, Hartmann makes the best ones by far.
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.
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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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?