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    1. Member kendoist4162's Avatar
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      08-28-2011 11:08 PM #36
      These are what I put on for my stealth run to Vegas this year....

      Current Ride Height: down 1.3 inches on H&R sport springs
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      09-20-2011 06:53 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by ProjectA3 View Post
      can we make this a sticky?
      agreed!

      235/35-19 is my tire size to answer your PM very slight stretch (none more than some)

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      09-20-2011 06:54 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by kendoist4162 View Post
      These are what I put on for my stealth run to Vegas this year....

      Current Ride Height: down 1.3 inches on H&R sport springs
      Final Wheel Specs: 5x112 19x9 et45
      Wheel Brand & Model: Bremmer Kraft BR05 black
      Tire Brand & Size: Hankook Ventus V12 evo K 110
      Additional Hardware: hubrings that came with the wheels
      Rubbing?: Nope
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      love the wheels and the concavity

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      09-23-2011 11:14 PM #40
      2 inch drop
      MAM mt1 18 x 10 all around
      Rubbing ? yup


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      09-24-2011 03:08 AM #41
      Whats the offset and tire size on your MAM setup TTlovin? Looks freakin awesome!

    7. 09-24-2011 08:04 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ( . )( . )TTlovin View Post
      2 inch drop
      MAM mt1 18 x 10 all around
      Rubbing ? yup

      Good bit of poke there.

      What is your front lip?

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      01-27-2012 09:52 AM #43
      Eibach springs-1.3 drop front .08 rear
      Tire size-245 40 18
      Wheel 18x8
      Can't decide between et35 or et45. I would like to keep my existing tire size, they're almost new. Prefer the look of the et35 (equivalent of running 5mm spacers). Concerned about rubbing. Any inputs or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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      01-27-2012 10:28 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by robnami View Post
      Eibach springs-1.3 drop front .08 rear
      Tire size-245 40 18
      Wheel 18x8
      Can't decide between et35 or et45. I would like to keep my existing tire size, they're almost new. Prefer the look of the et35 (equivalent of running 5mm spacers). Concerned about rubbing. Any inputs or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
      Tough one to say for sure due to the drop. For comparison purposes, my 18 x 8.5 ET 35 with 245/40's had some minor rubbing. The 45's would be the safe bet and adding 5 mm spacers would provide a compromise allowing for the better stance. That said, the 35's will probably be ok and you can always fiddle with camber or eventually replace the tires with something that's a less square (if not 235's).
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      01-29-2012 07:52 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Stevelev View Post
      Tough one to say for sure due to the drop. For comparison purposes, my 18 x 8.5 ET 35 with 245/40's had some minor rubbing. The 45's would be the safe bet and adding 5 mm spacers would provide a compromise allowing for the better stance. That said, the 35's will probably be ok and you can always fiddle with camber or eventually replace the tires with something that's a less square (if not 235's).
      Steve nailed it on the head. We have adjustable control arms. Just be advised camber does wear your tires more


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    11. 01-29-2012 08:25 PM #46
      Looking to install 18x9.5 +40 with stock tire size 245/40-18. Do you think I will have any fitment issues. That's 18mm out from stock. It looks to be perfect in the back. The front looks a little iffy.

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      01-29-2012 08:54 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by korben007 View Post
      Looking to install 18x9.5 +40 with stock tire size 245/40-18. Do you think I will have any fitment issues. That's 18mm out from stock. It looks to be perfect in the back. The front looks a little iffy.
      What are your plans with lowering the car?

      Have a little closer look at the fenders in the front- the front fenders a little flared out than the rear. I have a square set up on my car and the front is tucking in more than the rear.


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    13. 01-30-2012 12:01 AM #48
      Current Ride Height: maxed kw fronts and rear has the adjusters out
      Final Wheel Specs: 5x112 18x8.5 et 38 F and 18x9.5 et42 R
      Wheel Brand & Model: CCW Classic
      Tire Brand & Size: I forgot
      Rubbing?: Nope


      Same as above except wheels are Work Equips 18x8.5 et 30 F and 18x10 et 38 R


    14. 01-30-2012 01:20 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by TheSandeman View Post
      What are your plans with lowering the car?

      Have a little closer look at the fenders in the front- the front fenders a little flared out than the rear. I have a square set up on my car and the front is tucking in more than the rear.


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      Gonna lower on the H & R Springs so nothing crazy. I'm sure ill have to grind the rear bumper tab a little just don't want any major issues since its my wifes ride

    15. 02-22-2012 11:12 PM #50
      Just bought an 09 3.2L MT quattro Roadster. It has the 10 spoke 18" bicolor rims with run flat tires. I've got plenty of time, but what do people recommend for winter? I intend to drive this most of the year. i want to maximize traction in the winter months and I'm thinking I should go with 17" rims and a slightly narrower winter tire. Will that pose any problems or is it totally unnecessary?

      thanks

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      02-24-2012 07:00 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by BBSWagen View Post
      Current Ride Height: At least dropped 2", STD coilovers, next week we are going to change the coils and front shock body to go lower, with room to almost lay frame, hahaha!
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18X9.5 ET 45
      Wheel Brand &Model: BBS LM 18X9.5 ET 45
      Tire Brand & Size: Falken 912s 225-45r18 Streched
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : 5mm front spacers, rears to come next week, might be 10-12mm
      Rubbing?: Nope, not yet
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      02-25-2012 08:47 AM #52
      Hey, wheel and tire experts.
      We have really horrid roads in St. Louis. 2nd worst in the country in fact. Consequently, I'm looking for more comfort during my daily commmute. (My 2012 base model is a daily driver). So, would you recommend I scout out some 17's or go for a super lightweight 18's?
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      02-25-2012 09:24 AM #53
      less wheel = smoother ride
      more wheel = better handling

      aesthetically, 19's are perfect for the wheel wells but could be a little harsh on the ride (i dont mind it)

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      02-25-2012 09:37 AM #54
      My 17" winters are also not so smooth riding and I attribute this to the fact the tires are a portly 29 lbs. I'd suggest going to light 18's as the 17's take away from the aesthetics of the car. My summer 18's are only 21 lbs and combined with the tires, they are 12 lbs lighter than the OEM 19's. The benefits of the weight savings is substantial and I can comfortably drive with magride on all the time. Obviously, handling and acceleration also benefit from the weight savings.

      Check out the Neuspeed wheels they're well made and affordable ... :thumb up:

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      Last edited by Stevelev; 02-25-2012 at 03:44 PM.
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      02-25-2012 09:49 AM #55
      I just chatted with Charlie at TireRack. He says that tire selection is very important for riding comfort. The Continental ExtremeContact DW's are comfy. I've read other folks recommend them as well.

      I suppose if I were to throw appearance out of the window, I could go with the Conti's and 17" Enkei Racing PF01 wheels. They only weigh 17 lbs! The Conti's weight 22 lbs in that size.
      I would have a higher aspect ratio, and substantially lowered unsprung weight. Combined with my mag ride in the normal setting, that would be about as close to a plymouth ride.

      I would, of course, be "ruining" the car for spirited driving, wouldn't you agree?
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      02-25-2012 09:56 AM #56
      Yup Conti DW tires are comfy and do handle well. Due to having softer sidewalks, turn in is less immediate than other tires but I'm enjoying them. Bear in mind that the smaller wheel calls for a narrower tire which does affect handling. My contis are 245/40's which are a great compromise for comfort and handling.
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    22. 02-25-2012 01:57 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreGooderTT
      I just chatted with Charlie at TireRack. He says that tire selection is very important for riding comfort. The Continental ExtremeContact DW's are comfy. I've read other folks recommend them as well.

      I suppose if I were to throw appearance out of the window, I could go with the Conti's and 17" Enkei Racing PF01 wheels. They only weigh 17 lbs! The Conti's weight 22 lbs in that size.
      I would have a higher aspect ratio, and substantially lowered unsprung weight. Combined with my mag ride in the normal setting, that would be about as close to a plymouth ride.

      I would, of course, be "ruining" the car for spirited driving, wouldn't you agree?
      I also like the Conti's relatively smoother ride (and a bit quieter I believe).

      My OEM wheels and tires (Michelins) weighed 53 lbs. The Enkei set-up would save you 14lbs of unsprung weight per corner! Reducing unsprung weight is generally always a good idea for handling, although it will not compensate for choppy pavement - it will just track those ruts better!

      I agree with all of the prvious comments but the bottom line is that ANYTHING you do to make the car better on the track will almost always compromise it's street comfort, tractability, and sometimes appearance (and vice versa). That's why you cannot have your cake and eat it - it's always a compromise.

      Maximizing tire contact patch (tire width) maximizes ultimate braking ability and turning forces -but only under racing conditions (unless you race on the street - which is generally frowned upon by the gendarmes).

      Tire sidewall height will be a tradeoff between comfort (more flex) and precise resposiveness (less flex).

      Appearance is subjective but many (including me) think that 19" is the best look for the TT. But a 19" wheel will be heavier and the tire sidewall will be narrrower.

      For the street I'm sure you could get away with a super-lightweight 17"X 8.5" wheel with a 235/45 or 245/45 tire (after all, Gallardo's run with 8.5" fronts), but perhaps the best compromise was suggested by Steve - 18X8.5 with a 245/40.

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      02-26-2012 09:59 AM #58
      Very good summary. I've been thinking about it, and have decided to simply try the Conti's out once the OEM tires wear out (which should be fast, according to the reviews for them). This means not changing the wheels to 17. Mine came with 18's, and I think the look is great.
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      03-16-2012 03:02 AM #59
      I'm on my second set of Contisportcontact 3's for an '09 TTS. The first set was autocrossed on, the second set was just used on the streets after I picked up an autox set. They have been on less than a year, and the rears are complete slicks. The front have some tread left but very little. Totally safe... I wanted to know if anyone tried another tire that they liked better and found lasted longer. Been thinking of switching to Michelin Pilot Super Sports, anyone try them out yet? Recommendations please!

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      03-16-2012 03:06 AM #60
      255/35ZR19's.

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      03-16-2012 04:28 AM #61
      Current Ride Height: H&R sport springs -3"
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19X9.5 ET 35
      Wheel Brand &Model: Rotifrom BLQ
      Tire Brand & Size: KUMHO Ecsta SPT KU31 245/35 R19
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      03-18-2012 12:22 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by TTS Girl View Post
      I'm on my second set of Contisportcontact 3's for an '09 TTS. The first set was autocrossed on, the second set was just used on the streets after I picked up an autox set. They have been on less than a year, and the rears are complete slicks. The front have some tread left but very little. Totally safe... I wanted to know if anyone tried another tire that they liked better and found lasted longer. Been thinking of switching to Michelin Pilot Super Sports, anyone try them out yet? Recommendations please!
      I'v been runing the Michelin Super Sports since July, a little over 25,000 miles. 245/35/19 on 19x8.5 45mm VMR V713's. Best tires I'v run to date, great wear rate (mostly highway miles) great dry and surprisingly good wet handling, fairly low noise and good ride quality. Would definitely recommend.
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      03-19-2012 10:16 PM #63
      im looking at some 19x9.5 et40 all around.. no drop yet but will be getting some h&r lowering springs as well.. would that wheel fitment fit pretty flush? what size tire would you recommend? i dont mind some poke on the rims.. thanks

    29. 03-19-2012 10:40 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by xBassi View Post
      im looking at some 19x9.5 et40 all around.. no drop yet but will be getting some h&r lowering springs as well.. would that wheel fitment fit pretty flush? what size tire would you recommend? i dont mind some poke on the rims.. thanks
      I'm about to throw on some 18x9.5 +40. wheels on shortly here. Should be about flush. Running 245/40-18.

      I've seen 245/35-19 on 19x9.5 +45 lowered on coilovers and there is definitely room for another 5mm offset

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      03-19-2012 11:56 PM #65
      ok would def like to see pictures of your ride once u get it on.. maybe ill go with 18s as well depending on how yours look

    31. 03-20-2012 12:12 AM #66
      I got everything in garage just debating on if i wanna swap the Tpms over or not

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      03-20-2012 06:03 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by korben007 View Post
      I'm about to throw on some 18x9.5 +40. wheels on shortly here. Should be about flush. Running 245/40-18.

      I've seen 245/35-19 on 19x9.5 +45 lowered on coilovers and there is definitely room for another 5mm offset
      remember if youre lowering it more on the 18s, camber give more room to play when offset comes to mind

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      03-23-2012 02:58 PM #68
      Just put these on our TT yesterday. Audi OEM 19x9 ET52 in Ibis White w/ Sumitomo HTZ III 255/35ZR19

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      03-23-2012 05:57 PM #69
      really like the white on white with those wheels

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