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FU5E
09-07-2012, 07:15 PM
I just installed a set of OEM Avus S4 17in rims with 225/50R17 michelins.

S4 factory is 225/45R17 (these tires were free and so close)

They are rubbing in the rear should I use wheel spacers (size?) or just quit being cheap and buy some tires.

I did some searching and it looks like spacers wouldnt hurt in the long run anyway, is a 50 to a 45 really going to make that much of a differance?

Lornnn
09-07-2012, 07:20 PM
I think spacers between 15 - 20mm look great and would solve your problem. Hell of a lot cheaper than a new set of tires, too.

AudiNFS
09-07-2012, 07:25 PM
It does

GreenFields1
09-07-2012, 07:33 PM
I think spacers between 15 - 20mm look great and would solve your problem. Hell of a lot cheaper than a new set of tires, too.

This is your best bet^

Btw going up or down 5 is a huge difference wither it be sidewall or tread. Never put tires on your car you're not gaped for. Though until you remove the spacers you'll have to buy big tires, or you can go out now and buy a set of low pro's. Your call.

FU5E
09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Ill keep my free michelin Pilots
Should I put spacers on the front as well? I dont hear anything rubbing in the front.

ianwpb
09-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Ill keep my free michelin Pilots
Should I put spacers on the front as well? I dont hear anything rubbing in the front.

It's up to you.. Depends on the "look" you're going for. If you're looking for flush, then yeah, get spacers for the front also. If you're just looking to get rid of the rubbing in the back then get a small spacer, just enough to clear whatever is rubbing.

whistlinquattro
09-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Those are some pretty tall tires. new tires would probably stop you from rubbing if you got a 40 or 45. I would just get some spacers for now to stop the rubbing and to suit how you want the stance of the car to look. Then save your pennies and get some high performance lower profile tires down the road. my .02