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coolgraymemo
07-31-2010, 11:02 AM
I just got a killer deal on some A3 S-Line Wheels with tires. The offset is et56 and the tire size is P225/45 R17.

I already tried them on, and they rub. What size spacers will I need? Anything else?



I tired searching and found threads with no real answers. [confused]



Thanks for any help!

biketsai
07-31-2010, 11:07 AM
Id recommend some 20mm spacers to bring the ET up to 36. Should sit flush at that point, dont forget the longer lug bolts.

fatbrembos
07-31-2010, 11:16 AM
Id recommend some 20mm spacers to bring the ET up to 36. Should sit flush at that point, dont forget the longer lug bolts.

20mm spacers should be just the perfect thing for your a3 rims

Kronic Budz
07-31-2010, 01:36 PM
^^^^

agree with the others, damn didnt know a3's have such a large offset wheel

coolgraymemo
07-31-2010, 03:33 PM
is ECS the place with the cheapest spacers?

A war of 4
07-31-2010, 08:41 PM
personally, (without knowing what size tires you have) I would say 30mm front spacers and 40 mm rear. them wheels aren't wide and you'll still have room to go out. I'm a stance guy though.

Kronic Budz
07-31-2010, 09:25 PM
^^^^^

jesus sounds like your a poke kind of guy... he mentioned the tire size too 225/45/17

a final et of 16 in the rear and 26 in front will be ridiculous.

coolgraymemo
07-31-2010, 10:21 PM
^
LOL

read his sig

coolgraymemo
07-31-2010, 10:49 PM
Do you guys think I can get away with some 10mm spacers?

I was doing some research and found out that a lot of B5's with aftermarket wheels have offsets like et45.


PS: I am doing this cus i'm a broke college student; trynna save money on an Audi LOL

'98-B5
07-31-2010, 11:06 PM
do what you gotta do. if you like some of that poke, go with a war of 4, honestly i like some poke, but if you like to sit flush then listen to biketsai. it's up to you. spacers shouldn't be that expensive since how you scored a great deal on some rims. if anything, take your time finding your spacers if money plays a big factor.

coolgraymemo
07-31-2010, 11:10 PM
I came up with this plan:

15mm Spacers up front = 41ET
20mm Spacers in back = 36ET

or should I run 12mm in front.


nvm about saving money; its a small difference in money between spacers.

Kronic Budz
07-31-2010, 11:22 PM
I came up with this plan:

15mm Spacers up front = 41ET
20mm Spacers in back = 36ET

or should I run 12mm in front.


nvm about saving money; its a small difference in money between spacers.


that will definitely work with that tire size and offset. It wont be flush with the fender but w/e. Whats wrong with my sig lol?

'98-B5
07-31-2010, 11:43 PM
lol it's not your sig... it's a war of 4's sig

"Your fenders should be scared of your tires. Let them touch each other. Let them get weird."

x2

coolgraymemo
08-01-2010, 12:33 AM
Whats the closest i can get with the fender without rubbing? I domt want to have problems when driving my car.

coolgraymemo
08-01-2010, 12:37 AM
*flushest

Kronic Budz
08-01-2010, 05:03 AM
i dont know the answer to this but im guessing if i was on coilover and slammed my car as is. I would prob rub bad in the front and and in the rear

front et 33 rear et 33 18x8 235/40/18. Id say et 35 if your slammed...

pullacowonaski
08-01-2010, 11:41 AM
2009 a3 wheels 20mm in the back and 10mm in front and i have 225/45 on there right now
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4779088236_2e284d8c7f_z.jpg
and yes i know low will be coming soon so it will look like this
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4761725875_7d84de6737_z.jpg

coolgraymemo
08-01-2010, 11:59 AM
^
i like.
my wheels are the S-Line wheels though. do those wheels have ET56? Any rubbing on suspension?

pullacowonaski
08-01-2010, 12:08 PM
^thanks
um i think my are 45 and im damn close in the front and i was wrong they are 5mm not 10 in the front but i cant remember if there 45 or not i know with out spacers i could not even mount them on the car

coolgraymemo
08-01-2010, 12:11 PM
i was able to mount mine on my car but the touched the suspension. the tire probably wouldnt roll like that.

pullacowonaski
08-01-2010, 12:14 PM
yeah then i think you would be fine with what everyone is telling you i just wanted to trow a little input out there

coolgraymemo
08-01-2010, 07:11 PM
i changed my mind. I think I am going to run 30mm in back; 20mm in front.

xattica
08-28-2010, 07:53 PM
How much rub? I'm thinking about the same but mine is Quattro. I found a very good deal on A3 S-Line wheels (17 8.5 et56). Current wheels are 205/60 R15 (et 45)

coolgraymemo
08-28-2010, 08:31 PM
they likely wont fit.

I have mine up for sale now. They spun freely but had a bit of resistance from lite rubbing.

xattica
08-28-2010, 10:13 PM
they likely wont fit.

I have mine up for sale now. They spun freely but had a bit of resistance from lite rubbing.

Do you have a picture of it on your A4? I never think that those rim will rub. I less than 1" more closer to the suspension and is the same fender wise. The circunference is just 7mm more. hummm. Those 17" are 7mm shorter than my RS4 19". The rubbin is on stock suspension or shorter one?

coolgraymemo
08-28-2010, 10:44 PM
My car is lowered. It rubs on what I think are the upper a arms (?) or the upper part of the rear suspension.

These sit in deep. You will definitely need to run spacers to make 'em fit.