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    Thread: BBS CH's for my Audi B5 S4 - Tire Set up?

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      05-29-2012 05:06 PM #1
      I'm considering on getting some 18" x 8.5" BBS CH's for my Audi B5 S4.

      What size/brand tires would you recommend? I'm thinking 35's, but not 100% sure? Any wheel spacers, hardware, etc you'd recommend?

      Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

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      05-30-2012 09:47 AM #2
      I had bbs ch's on my s4 and I was running 215/40/18 it was a little streched this is a pic of them on my friends s4 if it helps

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      05-30-2012 12:53 PM #3
      225/40/18s look best with 18X8.5 wheels in my opinion. Plus they are the same rolling diameter as what the car came stock with.
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      05-30-2012 01:42 PM #4
      Looking good! I've been hearing a lot of people been doing 35 series tires? Why would anyone do that if the 40's work better.. seems like 40's would be the best ride eh?

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      05-30-2012 05:12 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Motzek View Post
      Looking good! I've been hearing a lot of people been doing 35 series tires? Why would anyone do that if the 40's work better.. seems like 40's would be the best ride eh?
      35 is a pretty skinny sidewall... i prefer the comfort and good looks of the 40.
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      05-30-2012 05:49 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by BlkdoutS4 View Post
      35 is a pretty skinny sidewall... i prefer the comfort and good looks of the 40.
      That's what I'm thinking.. Thanks for the feedback!

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      05-30-2012 07:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Motzek View Post
      That's what I'm thinking.. Thanks for the feedback!
      Yep. I run Hankook Ventus V12s and like them a lot.
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      05-31-2012 12:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BlkdoutS4 View Post
      Yep. I run Hankook Ventus V12s and like them a lot.
      OK, word! Thanks... I'l check them out.. much appreciated!

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      06-02-2012 09:11 PM #9
      I think 40s are a lot better too and fit well when lowered

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      07-31-2012 12:34 PM #10
      Is anyone running wheel spacers on 8.5" wide CH's? seems like it's not needed right?

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      07-31-2012 08:47 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Motzek View Post
      Is anyone running wheel spacers on 8.5" wide CH's? seems like it's not needed right?
      depends on the look you are going for.
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      08-08-2012 01:02 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by BlkdoutS4 View Post
      depends on the look you are going for.
      I definitely don't want them poking, somthing like this is perfect to me:


      Last edited by Motzek; 08-08-2012 at 01:05 PM.

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      08-08-2012 08:46 PM #13
      i was running a 5mm spacers with my ch's thought it sat just right

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      I ask myself everyday why I love mk3's but I cant stop

    14. 08-30-2012 02:24 AM #14
      I have the 235/40/r18s Im not to into the stretched tire look at least on my car since mines a DD.

      heres a couple pics.


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      08-30-2012 05:40 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by bluB5s4 View Post
      i was running a 5mm spacers with my ch's thought it sat just right

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      Nice, and how wide are your wheels? Are you running 8.5" wide? or 8's? do you have any more pics? Also, 5mm all around? all 4 wheels?

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      10-02-2012 06:36 PM #16
      I'm really damn hyped on how this looks. I feel that only the rear need a slight push, the fronts look alright to me. Maybe a 5mm or even 3mm spacer in the front?:





      Interested to get some opinions.

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      10-09-2012 05:31 PM #17
      Anyone?

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      10-10-2012 12:59 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Motzek View Post
      Anyone?
      Its pretty hard to tell from the pics but ya sure go with a 3mm or 5mm spacer... it wont make a huge difference.
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      10-21-2012 05:27 PM #19
      Nice, and how wide are your wheels? Are you running 8.5" wide? or 8's? do you have any more pics? Also, 5mm all around? all 4 wheels?[/QUOTE]

      thats my friends car the wheels are 8.5 also it has a 5mm spacer in the back only i think that makes the back wheels sit just even with the front.
      I ask myself everyday why I love mk3's but I cant stop

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