[s-cars] 255 wide tire fitment question - rubbing survey
quattro20v at telus.net
Thu May 26 19:29:05 EDT 2005
Assuming everything below, a 35 mm ET would bring it 5 mm closer, leaving a 12
mm gap to the suspension.
Quoting Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com>:
> 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 tie
> > rod
> > mount is, front outside, not problem and sits within the fender
> > lip.
> > Rear inside lots of clearance, rear outside sticks out about 5mm
> > 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
> >> -----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
> >> fender.
> >> 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.
> >> Thanks!
> >> -Dave
> >> '93 S4
> >> '99.5 A4 1.8t
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