[s-cars] 255 wide tire fitment question - rubbing survey
lee at wheelman.com
Thu May 26 15:36:08 EDT 2005
Would an ET 35 wheel bring the tire inside the fender?
On Thu May 26 11:55:17 PDT 2005, Sean Douglas
<quattro20v at telus.net> wrote:
> I have 255/40-17 on a 17x8 ET 30 (forged 5 spoke from A6 4.2)
> with no
> rubbing, suspension is stock.
> Front inside clearance is tight, about 17 mm to the where the tie
> mount is, front outside, not problem and sits within the fender
> Rear inside lots of clearance, rear outside sticks out about 5mm
> the fender lip. Personally, I don't like this and will likely
> change to
> 225/45-17 when the tires wear out.
> Sean Douglas
> 1997 Audi S6//RS2-spec
> 1990 Audi 90 quattro 20v
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
>> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Dave Ellis
>> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:14 AM
>> To: s-car-list at audifans.com
>> Subject: [s-cars] 255 wide tire fitment question - rubbing survey
>> O.k. S-heads,
>> A few weeks back a few listers mentioned that they had some
>> slight rubbing when at full lock or in reverse using 255 width
>> tires. I'm just curious if everyone using 255 width tires
>> experiences this, or if it is just a few?
>> If you do have some rubbing, where exactly is the contact taking
>> place? What is the width of your wheel and what offset is it?
>> What suspension mods do you have?
>> If you don't experience any rubbing, what width of wheel are you
>> using and at what offset? What suspension mods have been made?
>> I'm trying to definitively pin down what does and doesn't work,
>> and what effect offset has upon rubbing issues. Any information
>> on where exactly any rubbing contact takes place would be very
>> helpful, as would any information from those of you running 255
>> width tires about how much room is availbale between the inside
>> edge of the tire, the suspension components, and the inside
>> Later this week I intend to get under the car and take some
>> measurments of the front and rear wheel wells and how they
>> relate to the wheel mounting surfaces to help fill out the
>> information. I'll be happy to share any information and
>> conclusions with the list once I have figured everything out.
>> '93 S4
>> '99.5 A4 1.8t
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