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Old 31st October 2017, 10:18 AM
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Default 19s or 20s

Alright folks

I have a set of 20 Final Editions at the minute, and as nice as they are i am still hankering for a set of forged lightweight alloys.

Considering 19x8.5 with 255x40, or 20x8.5 255x40

Both the 19s and 20s I am looking at are around 9-10KG so pretty light. My question is, is 8.5 width enough for the amount of torque a 4.2 D3 has?

Note i will be getting it mapped shortly.

Would i be better finding a 19x9, would the extra width of the 9 give better grip. Which do you think would have better handling 19x8.5 or 20x8.5. For the wheels i am looking at the 20 might actually be marginally lighter..

Price wise the 20 will be the dearest option.
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Old 31st October 2017, 04:09 PM
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Tyres will make all the difference. 20s with crap tyres will be worse than 19s with good tyres, and vice versa.
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Old 31st October 2017, 06:21 PM
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Will be putting on good tyres regardless.
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Would you consider 20 9J with 275/35 tyres?

Thats what I've done on my both D3s and it works well.
What I wouldn't do is try to fit 255/35 on 8.5J as it stretches the tyre, wheel looks smaller and wheel arch gap opens up, but visually only if you have a pretty high offset.

I found my ET29 20s to be spot on leaving only 6mm gap between the back of the spokes and face of the front calipers.
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Old 1st November 2017, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the input, exactly what i was looking to hear. The wheels i was looking at only come in 19x8.5 20x8.5 and 20x9.5.

Yes i definitely dont want to open up the wheel arch. Currently my 20s are 20x9 and et46.

That's interesting you could go right down to et29 - sounds good. Any idea what i could go to with an 8.5?

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Would you consider 20 9J with 275/35 tyres?#

Thats what I've done on my both D3s and it works well.
What I wouldn't do is try to fit 255/35 on 8.5J as it stretches the tyre, wheel looks smaller and wheel arch gap opens up, but visually only if you have a pretty high offset.

I found my ET29 20s to be spot on leaving only 6mm gap between the back of the spokes and face of the front calipers.
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Old 1st November 2017, 02:28 PM
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I was also going to suggest 275/35/20s on 9Js, its what the S8 runs and the step up from the 265s has made a marked improvement on ride quality.

Best play with some numbers on: http://www.willtheyfit.com
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Old 6th November 2017, 07:47 PM
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Tbh because of all the rubber and air used in the s8/a8 my ride on 22" with thin rubber isn't uncomfortable. J size doesn't matter much, tires have a huge range in which they can be stretched or compressed, just pick the tire width you want. Also I notice no difference in accel between original double spoke 20 vs the same in 22
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Old 26th November 2017, 01:26 PM
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Well guys

Still hankering at new wheels. Very close to pulling then pin on these

http://dawmac.eu/WebRoot/Namesco/Sho...36761_6_ml.jpg

Not these exact ones but same make model.

So option are 8.5 9.5 or 10 in 20s.

I am thinking of going 9.5 front and 10 rear. The 10 rear gives a greater concave at the rear.

So to keep the speedo in tact I am also thinking 275 35 20 all round. Iím sure this will be fine on the 9.5 but maybe a bit stretched on the 10?

Also from reading other threads I believe the 9.5 wil go on front and 10 on rear? Itís a 4.2tdi 06 d3.

@steamship did you get wheels sorted? If i buy then the fe 20s will def be for sale...
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Old 26th November 2017, 02:33 PM
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My understanding is that 10J all round on an ET35 running 275/35/20 is about perfect, itís what Iím looking at in the summer...
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Old 26th November 2017, 03:48 PM
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Cheers good to know !
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