On my B6 S4 I could realistically only get 245's on the car without rubbing. According to Stassis Engineering you could get 265's on that car if you got a wheel built to particular specs...but it was cost prohibitive. No other off-the-shelf wheel that I looked at would work.
As for the R it will be a daily driver but I will also autocross it regularly in a street tire class. I probably will not be lowering the car from stock ride height.
What I found is I can go with the Miro 111 in an 18x8.5 et35 with a 245/35/18 tire and be within a fraction of the stock overall circumference.
Using a tire/wheel calculator I should be .2" closer to the suspension and .6" closer to the fenders.
and 1.3% slower. So when speedo says 60mph, I should only be doing 59.2mph. I'd rather be a little smaller than taller. Car will accelerate quicker with less mass and technically a slightly smaller gear (due to the circumference being smaller)
I went ahead and ordered 2 of the Miro wheels just a few minutes ago. I'll order 2 more next week and then the tires in a similar fashion. Then I'll have VW mount and balance them when my car comes in, so the car comes home with them on.
Glad you posted this picture. I saw the ECS Tuning copyright and decided I'd check out their wheel selection.....Turns out, they have the Miro 111 18x8.5 et45 wheels in stock. $899.00 with free shipping.
Just ordered a set.
I think 19's would probably look better, but with the car lowered properly, these will look sweet.
OK...So, here's what my car will look like, except mine will be four doors.
This may sound crazy, but I'm seriously considering having the car completely re-painted.
Hyundai's Titanium Gray. Talked to my body shop guy today. Not a Macco guy either. Lot's of custom stuff, hotrods, choppers, etc.., besides everyday collision repairs.