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    Thread: whos running wide tires? 235 or greater

    1. 05-31-2009 08:32 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by SpiderX1016 »
      Whats sad is, tires are an underrated upgrade.

      yea no kidding, best handling for the buck upgrade after the rear sway bar...
      i'm impressed you got the 245s on the 7.5" wheel. do you have a close up of the sidewall? i was going to go there with this last set tires, but stuck with the 235s because i was worried that that wide a tire would jack up the sidewall and throw off the flex characteristics when under side load

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      05-31-2009 08:32 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by SpiderX1016 »
      Whats sad is, tires are an underrated upgrade.

      +10000000
      I had the chance to lap beside an E92 M3 during the track day that picture is from.

      It was running stock tires, so I didn't know how it would stack up. In the end, it would gain a few car lengths in the straights, but then I'd gain a football field every braking zone and corner group.
      That kind of affirmed my philosophy that its more sensible to pay for a reasonable car with nice tires than a nice car with reasonable tires. Cheaper too.

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      05-31-2009 08:39 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by rhouse181 »
      yea no kidding, best handling for the buck upgrade after the rear sway bar...
      i'm impressed you got the 245s on the 7.5" wheel. do you have a close up of the sidewall? i was going to go there with this last set tires, but stuck with the 235s because i was worried that that wide a tire would jack up the sidewall and throw off the flex characteristics when under side load

      I had Z1s in 225/40 18s on hufeisens last year, and they flexed much less than these, but in the end, these do generate more cornering force. If I were buying them for the street, there is no question that I'd go with a size more proportional to the wheel's width.
      Edit: I chose to buy 7.5" wheels because they were a steal.

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      06-01-2009 08:21 AM #29
      19X8 et42 RS4 reps/235X35X19/Koni Yellows/Vogtland 2.5+"drop



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      07-16-2009 04:19 PM #30
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      7.5"

      no rubbing?
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      07-16-2009 06:28 PM #31
      I love functional upgrade threads soooo much. I'm looking upgrade my stock p-zero 225's to 235's. I was worried about how 'meaty' the 235's would look on my 18x8's but from what i've seen in here it won't be too bad.
      Running H&R Touring Cup kit (= to H&R sport springs) w/ 18x8 et45
      Logic'd.

    7. 07-16-2009 08:17 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by nosrednug »
      I love functional upgrade threads soooo much. I'm looking upgrade my stock p-zero 225's to 235's. I was worried about how 'meaty' the 235's would look on my 18x8's but from what i've seen in here it won't be too bad.
      Running H&R Touring Cup kit (= to H&R sport springs) w/ 18x8 et45

      on an 8" wide wheel, i'd rock the 245's...
      yea, these functional upgrade threads are few and far between [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      07-16-2009 11:38 PM #33
      235/40-18 on a 18X8 et 45






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      01-10-2010 08:58 PM #34
      thought i'd bring this thread back to see if ppl are still runnin em or some new people are

      i switched to s drives the pirellis were sh*t
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    10. 01-10-2010 10:14 PM #35
      235/35/19 Nitto555. Not sure what the off set or the width of the rims are.



      Modified by fletch555 at 7:16 PM 1-10-2010

    11. 01-11-2010 12:32 AM #36
      good thread...I hadn't realized how much of a performance upgrade tires could be.
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    12. 01-11-2010 01:26 AM #37
      Do any of your cars have uneven tire wear? The pics look good but the tires look like they're a bit off camber or tilted inward. Almost light under the outside tread. Just curious, if anyone has alot of miles on them, how they're holding up? Thanks.

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      01-11-2010 09:29 AM #38
      i've had -3.5 degrees for a while now..... no big wear... i keep my toe in spec.
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    14. 02-17-2010 09:07 AM #39
      Hey BluMagic,
      What size & offset wheel is that? Looks like 18". I've been shopping around for my new tire/wheel size. I have the stock 17" wheels on my GLI right now. I'm looking at going with 18"s and as wide of tire as I can manage. I would want them to be tucked under the car a bit more than what you have. Is that possible with a 245? Do you think less offset than what you have is possible with 245's? I'm also planning on going with coilovers and a bit lower than stock no too much though, just enough to eliminate the huge gap.
      I don't care about being "slammed"...having "poke" or "stretch"...
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      02-17-2010 09:24 AM #40
      Quote, originally posted by Mike A. »
      Hey BluMagic,
      What size & offset wheel is that? Looks like 18". I've been shopping around for my new tire/wheel size. I have the stock 17" wheels on my GLI right now. I'm looking at going with 18"s and as wide of tire as I can manage. I would want them to be tucked under the car a bit more than what you have. Is that possible with a 245? Do you think less offset than what you have is possible with 245's? I'm also planning on going with coilovers and a bit lower than stock no too much though, just enough to eliminate the huge gap.
      I don't care about being "slammed"...having "poke" or "stretch"...


      mine are 18x9.... but you could prob tuck with a slightly thinner wheel @ ET45

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      02-17-2010 09:36 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by fletch555 »
      235/35/19 Nitto555. Not sure what the off set or the width of the rims are.


      Modified by fletch555 at 7:16 PM 1-10-2010

      Helios are 19*8.5, and offset is +45.


      Modified by silverA4quattro at 9:37 AM 2-17-2010

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      02-17-2010 10:57 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by KyleCrish »
      im running 235/40/18's on an 8" wide wheel. lots of rubber, and im honestly amazed at the cornering difference with just tires. everything else on the car is stock.

      what only 1 year can do to your opinion on what looks good.
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      02-17-2010 11:07 AM #43
      Quote, originally posted by KyleCrish »
      what only 1 year can do to your opinion on what looks good.



      & how much the internet influences you on how to spend your money.
      I gave in too out of curiosity [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      02-17-2010 11:13 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »


      & how much the internet influences you on how to spend your money.
      I gave in too out of curiosity [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      oh trust me, its for the better. i just wish i still had those wheels, not the tires necessarily.
      before

      after
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    20. 02-17-2010 11:34 AM #45
      Tires should always be the first upgrade. I love reading these threads about people getting their stage 3 kits, or other new power mods, and then they talk about their all season conti's...
      It really boggles my mind that people upgrade the ONLY THING IN CONTACT WITH EARTH last in their list of upgrades... effin crazy.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

    21. 02-17-2010 11:59 AM #46
      Agreed...
      My first concern is performance, 2nd is style/looks. As want as much rubber as I can get without drawing too much attention. Kind of like a 335i with sport package. It doesn't look like it's wearing ridiculous tires, then you see they are 255's. That's what I want. I'll be doing wheels, tires, springs or coilovers (not sure yet), and APR Stage 1 all at the same time. Should be a new car!
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      02-17-2010 12:07 PM #47
      i recommend people that live in places where it gets colder to have a couple sets of tires though.
      otherwise its a waste of good sticky tires, cause they are not sticky in the cold... and you'll be spending a lot.
      to buy, mount, and balance 4 all-season Toyos was $50 less than buying, mounting, and balancing 2 of my 245 Yokos and those are on the less expensive end of the spectrum.
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    23. 02-17-2010 12:14 PM #48
      yeah, sticky tires are no fun in the snow and freezing temps. I'll be putting some Blizzaks on my stock 17" wheels for the winter. We get enough snow around here that serious performance tires in the winter are not a good idea...
      2007 VW GLI - APR Stg 2

    24. 02-17-2010 01:28 PM #49
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »
      to buy, mount, and balance 4 all-season Toyos was $50 less than buying, mounting, and balancing 2 of my 245 Yokos and those are on the less expensive end of the spectrum.

      Yoko's are pretty pricey tires. You can pick up great tires for under 120 a piece, and even under 100 on tirerack sales. People tend to overlook kumho, Hankook, and other great summer tire makers because the cost is so low. But they make great tires and you can easily buy a set and a half for the cost of one set of less good tires.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

    25. 02-17-2010 02:50 PM #50
      stock 225/45/17 vs 255/35/18

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