[s-cars] 255 wide tire fitment question - rubbing survey
UrS4 at sympatico.ca
Thu May 26 15:53:16 EDT 2005
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 lip?
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 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
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