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    Thread: ET 35 Offset...is it possible?

    1. Member b-R-ad's Avatar
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      05-28-2012 09:49 AM #1
      Anyone tried a 35 offset wheel? I sure do love the RS4 wheel, but so far have ony been able to find it in a 35 offset. I just think that is too aggressive of an offset for the R...

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      05-28-2012 09:54 AM #2
      I have, they look great, but unless your tires are not in your wheel wells, they rub like crazy. I had to raise mine up a quarter inch and put my coils on the hardest setting, and it still rubbed in the back over rail road tracks.
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      05-28-2012 10:13 AM #3
      Pics?

      I would love some et35 miros.

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      05-28-2012 11:30 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      I have, they look great, but unless your tires are not in your wheel wells, they rub like crazy. I had to raise mine up a quarter inch and put my coils on the hardest setting, and it still rubbed in the back over rail road tracks.
      Yes, any pics would be appreciated. I have 45 offset right now, and the wheels are flush with the outside of the wheel well. Im not sure I would be inside the well with 35...doesn't the lower offset move the outside of the wheel further out?

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      05-28-2012 11:49 AM #5
      My BBS CH's are 19x8.5 et 35. Any wider of a width and there will be too much poke.

      Would have to run a 225/35/19 to clear the fenders. Realize the tires will be stretched, there will still be a possible chance of rubbing depending on your suspension and ride height.
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      05-28-2012 05:32 PM #6
      I took them off, they were not in the wheel well. Looked like a roller skate. These were 18x8.
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      06-02-2012 12:28 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      My BBS CH's are 19x8.5 et 35. Any wider of a width and there will be too much poke.

      Would have to run a 225/35/19 to clear the fenders. Realize the tires will be stretched, there will still be a possible chance of rubbing depending on your suspension and ride height.
      Do you have these on yet?

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      06-02-2012 03:19 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      Do you have these on yet?
      I do but no photos yet.

      Rears sit flush, fronts poke slightly..

      For what its worth, running Hankook Ventus 225/35/19. BBS CH 19x8.5 et35

      Some tire brands will have a stretched sidewall at this size on the 8.5, but the hankooks are square. I am pretty sure the goodyear eagle f1s would have a nice rub free stretch, but I got an absurd deal on the hankooks

      Rub very slightly on big bumps, PSS Bilsteins spun all the way down front, most way down rear. I am VERY low.

      For a non rub setup I might look into swapping tires to 215/35/19 but for now it works.
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      06-03-2012 10:34 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      Do you have these on yet?
      Here are some pictures to show the offset.







      And this is stock ride height, 235/35/19 Continental tire on a et 35 8.5 wheel... Does not work, tire is too wide. Scroll up and down to see head on comparison.

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      06-03-2012 11:19 PM #10
      Damn that looks good!


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