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PatrickGSR94
02-24-2005, 07:37 PM
He got 19x8.5 and 19x9.5. They look HUGE! He doesn't have tires yet, but we're thinking a 235/35 tire will just barely clear in the back. I thought that might be too narrow for a 9.5" wheel, but I looked on the Tire Rack and all the 235/35-19 tires say they will fit 8" thru 9.5" wheels.

He test fitted one of the 9.5" wheels in the back and said we might need to trim some of the plastic lining back there.

What do you all think? These will be 19x9.5" 37mm offset in the back. We will also be installing H&R Sport springs sometime in the near future, as well.

SoloSpeed101
02-24-2005, 07:54 PM
better start rolling those fenders

PatrickGSR94
02-24-2005, 08:00 PM
Actually we're not really worried about the fenders too much. He said when he put the 19x9.5 on in the back (wheel only, no tire) that it appeared that the fender will cover the wheel okay (wheel doesn't stick out past the lip of the fender). We're more concerned about clearance of stuff on the inside, back behind the wheel.

AB18
02-24-2005, 08:03 PM
Why would you put 19s on? your not looking for some performance are ya?

Rieger_RS4
02-24-2005, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by AB18
Why would you put 19s on? your not looking for some performance are ya?

why not?

Starting
02-24-2005, 09:53 PM
i hope they fit. if the rear offset is around 35 your definetly going to need spacers or else if will hit the suspension. good luck

PatrickGSR94
02-25-2005, 06:08 AM
The wheel itself does not hit the suspension, and it's 37 offset.

EVIL-AUDI
02-25-2005, 07:29 AM
9.5 normally will not fit on the B5 platform.

TomRitt18944
02-25-2005, 07:49 AM
I got 9" all around. The wheel is nowhere near causeing a problem, once you throw tires on thats when you know your on trouble. If you stretch a 235 over the back you'll be fine. For the front you'll probably need to roll you fenders. I had to roll my fenders, cut out my fender liner, and pull the fenders outwards little bit. Assuming you got the right offset you should be alright.

I'm not sure which tires you will choose, you can choose the same size for front an back because the strech over the back will make the rolling radius shorter and thats no good for quattro. You will hafta find a tire combo with the same rolling radius that will stretch enough to get under your fenders. Good Luck.

Brrman
02-25-2005, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by PatrickGSR94
Actually we're not really worried about the fenders too much. He said when he put the 19x9.5 on in the back (wheel only, no tire) that it appeared that the fender will cover the wheel okay (wheel doesn't stick out past the lip of the fender).

The rear's never need to be rolled anyways. Its the fronts that you need to worry about.

OutkastSL
02-25-2005, 08:50 AM
i heard 245's on 19x9.5" rims is the ideal setup to get a staggered setup on our cars. ask doramon1313, he told me his friend's gf was running a staggered setup 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 w 245's on the rear.

bkquattro
02-25-2005, 09:39 AM
hey patrick....i remember you from my honda-tech days....how's the GSR? i miss mine so bad.....i'm oldskooler i had the black GSR w/the enkei rpf1's in team bukkake

-brian

PatrickGSR94
02-25-2005, 11:19 AM
Oh sorry guys, the front wheels are only 8.5" wide, probably going to have the same 235/35 tires on those, too.

And this is a FWD 1.8T.

What's up brian, seems like H-T'ers are everywhere you go. [:D]

alen
02-25-2005, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by PatrickGSR94

And this is a FWD 1.8T.


you're so lucky. [:D]

BoostinA4
02-25-2005, 03:03 PM
ur definatly going to have to roll the front fenders, my 18's got tore up on those dam fenders

derek2079
02-25-2005, 03:24 PM
what do rolled fenders look like?


id like to see before and after pics....anyone

TomRitt18944
02-25-2005, 03:29 PM
I can try and get pics tonight, luckily ur fwd so u dont have to worry about matching the rolling radii (sp).

Look under front fender and you will see there is like alip in there. Then look at the back and you will see it rolled over. basically you need to make the front look exactly like the back.

LA JOLLA 1.8T
02-25-2005, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by AB18
Why would you put 19s on? your not looking for some performance are ya?
are you serious? While we're at it we should gut-out our interior to lighten the car. 19's w/ some good tires will hold the road way and not bog way better than the stock wheels.

SeanF
02-25-2005, 05:11 PM
but adding 1lb of unspring weight (wheels/tires) is like adding 10 in the trunk...

PatrickGSR94
02-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by BoostinA4
ur definatly going to have to roll the front fenders, my 18's got tore up on those dam fenders

Do you really think we'll need to roll the fronts with an 8.5" wheel and a 235/35 tire?

derek2079
02-25-2005, 11:15 PM
just sell the 19's and get somthing that will fit

PatrickGSR94
02-26-2005, 07:39 AM
why would he do that, lots of people run 19's on A4's.

Won't 19x8.5's 37 offset 235/35-19 tires fit okay in the front?

TomRitt18944
02-26-2005, 08:11 AM
Depending on your ride height you will or will not rub. My car is slammed and my fenders were sitting on my 235's, as yours wont be stretched over a 9" wheel they will be slightly talling and will probably rub worse. If you have stock suspension you probably will only rin while turning and going over bumps and dips. It's really not that hard to roll your fenders, I did mine with a wood baseball bat and a heatgun and it turned out fine. Better than shredding you brand new $700 tires

alen
02-26-2005, 09:42 AM
TomRitt, so you have 18x9" all around with the same size tires? what is the offset of the wheels and the size of the tires on your car?

Also, do you have any upclose pics of the car?

TomRitt18944
02-27-2005, 08:00 AM
I have 235/45/18, I actually don't know the offset of the wheels, I bought them for a crazy deal and the guy I got them from didn;t know the offset so I take a stab at em anyways. Here's the best pics i got
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/TomRitt/DSCN1352.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/TomRitt/DSCN1004.jpg