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yellowstinger
01-06-2005, 12:18 AM
I recently bought Audibles Dronnell m-10 19x8.5 35et w/ mich pilot a/s 245-35-19. My question for you 19' owners is do you guys feel a lot more road feel and a little bit of high speed vibration(100-130mph)? Compared to my rs4 18 I feel the road more but also get this slight vibration at med-high speeds. Maybe the tires are too big for the chassis? I've tried these things to correct it...new hubcentric rings,rebalance wheels/tires,alignment and cone seat bolts. After the new bolts/rings were on 75% of the vibrations went away. Is it just me not used to the extra road feel from the thinner tires? I'm sure someones gotta have similiar experience with this..I've driven another friends b6 w/ 19 bbs ch's which have that slight vibraton...maybe I can't tell the difference between "road feel" and abnormal vibration? btw the rims are sic..pics coming

robots_are_neon
01-06-2005, 03:12 AM
good question

EC Motorwerks
01-06-2005, 02:02 PM
Where ya find those wheels?

Imperial
01-06-2005, 02:11 PM
Just to clear it up for Kev -



Originally posted by yellowstinger
I recently bought Audibles Dronnell m-10 19x8.5 35et w/ mich pilot a/s 245-35-19.




as for yellowstinger's initial question - I got more vibration when I put on my 18's, too. I had them balanced again and a good amount of the vibration went away, but not completely. I think some of it definitely is "road feel" from the thinner tires. You might want to check the tire pressure if you haven't already, cuz that could have something to do with it, too.


Wow I feel like that's a really crappy response, but still, worth a shot, heh. Any 19" rollers have any input?

JetBlue
01-06-2005, 02:14 PM
I have noticed something similar with my wheels. I think that there is less sidewall to absorb minor vibrations.
MO

lv2000
01-06-2005, 10:15 PM
my 20s had same feel as stock 18s[confused]

foofighter
01-06-2005, 10:20 PM
you'll have a tendency to feel more the road and sometimes vibrations from a certain speed range and as you go faster it should go away. i sometimes will attribute this to tire variance or the fact that the dynamic balance is only good up to 65mph which is the speed limit beyond that htye cant guarantee the balance

shehatezme
01-06-2005, 10:45 PM
Yes and yes. As long as it's not jarring, it's ok. I had 18s on my old b5 a4 and they drove very smoothly. The 19s is a little more rough and I attribute this to the fact that there is less tire on the wheel.

astris
01-07-2005, 08:40 AM
19s and zero vibrations from the wheels. I swear they almost feel smoother at 80 mph +

yellowstinger
01-07-2005, 09:15 AM
update..problem resolved..tire had a bubble on the inner sidewall and a slight bend only. You couldnt tell by the eyeing it only through feel. Damn tire was $375. Props out to Pheebau for the referal at Rite_Way Wheel specialist. Same day service friendly owner. I'm thinking of powdercoating my Dronells m-10s to hyperblack or gunmetal with the polished lip. What do you guys think?

JetBlue
01-07-2005, 10:07 AM
Definitely gunmetal with a polished lip. That would look seriously hot on the yellow. Flat black would look awesome as well. I would stay away from gloss black because of the amount of brake dust the brakes produce.
MO

astris
01-07-2005, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by yellowstinger
update..problem resolved..tire had a bubble on the inner sidewall and a slight bend only. You couldnt tell by the eyeing it only through feel. Damn tire was $375. Props out to Pheebau for the referal at Rite_Way Wheel specialist. Same day service friendly owner. I'm thinking of powdercoating my Dronells m-10s to hyperblack or gunmetal with the polished lip. What do you guys think?

$375 for just a tire? Must be a typo. Also, you should roll on 235/45/19 instead. The 245s are a slightly larger rolling diameter than stock.

Anyway, do black with a polished lip, no gloss or hyper. Looks so good on yellow. Those Dronells are so lightweight.

yellowstinger
01-07-2005, 02:37 PM
no typo $375 mich pilot 245-35-19 a/s but excuse my french but when your looking at it from the rear its tits mang[:)]

astris
01-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by yellowstinger
no typo $375 mich pilot 245-35-19 a/s but excuse my french but when your looking at it from the rear its tits mang[:)]

Ouch, if they are Mich Pilot PS2s you got worked on that price. They are around $280 everywhere.

Post some damn pics of your ride with the new rims! Can't wait to see them after they are powdercoated.

Miguel
01-07-2005, 06:59 PM
are you running stock height? My wheels should be in on Monday ...got the same size..

yellowstinger
01-07-2005, 07:29 PM
yeah I know but after mounting /balancing plus tax it came to a total of $350 pus they had it in stock so I just sucked it up. yo miguel i'm running stock height and it fill up very nice. But it rubs just a tiny bit when I go over a bump on the freeway. The offset is aggressive so it just sticks out a little. no regrets..

Miguel
01-07-2005, 08:57 PM
The company that was making my wheels took a bit longer because they were adjusting the offset due to the 245 tire that I got.