[s-cars] 255 wide tire fitment question - rubbing survey
lee at wheelman.com
Thu May 26 17:10:16 EDT 2005
I ran 255/40 17s with ET32 or ET35 wheels, Eibach/Bilstein
suspension, and had no problem with body contact in the rear. I
did have the right side reversing rub that many others have...it's
the tread contacting the inner fender liner, and no big deal.
I'm about to go back to that same tire size on my '02 A6 3.0
On Thu May 26 12:52:42 PDT 2005, Dave Ellis <UrS4 at sympatico.ca>
> Going to a an ET35 from an ET30 wheel would bring the wheel in a
> bit, and should stop it from protruding beyond the rear fender
> lip about the 5mm Sean describes. But from what I can roughly
> figure you'd need an ET38 or ET40 to bring the wheel and tire
> inboard enough to clear the fender lip itself so the wheel could
> travel freely up into the fender well in instances where the
> suspension is fully compressed.
> Perhaps other listers with ET35 wheels and 255 width tires could
> comment here about how well thier setup clears the rear fender
> On May 26, 2005 15:36, Lee Levitt wrote:
>> 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:
>> > Dave:
>> > 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
>> > rod
>> > mount is, front outside, not problem and sits within the fender
>> > lip.
>> > Rear inside lots of clearance, rear outside sticks out about
>> > beyond
>> > 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
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