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Old 07-19-2017, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jjcuff1 View Post
Avant Garde M590 Satin Silver 19x9.5 ET25 on sline stock sport drop

Emanuelle Design drop is next....]
Very nice setup. The 9.%" width went good with the 255 tires!
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:35 PM
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Those looks really good! I would want a bit wider of a tire so as to not have a "stretched" look.
I have thought of going with a 275/30R20 instead as well, because then I could slap some Nitto NT555 G2's on there.....they don't come in 265/30R20. I don't like the slanting sidewall "stretched" look either, but 9.5's were recommended for the 265's. Looks like Nitto recommends 9.5 for 275's as well. Guess that's decided.....

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Old 07-19-2017, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by WillieFlo View Post
I have thought of going with a 275/30R20 instead as well, because then I could slap some Nitto NT555 G2's on there.....they don't come in 265/30R20. I don't like the slanting sidewall "stretched" look either, but 9.5's were recommended for the 265's. Nitto recommends 9.5 for 275's as well.
My issue with the stretched tire are three things I noticed for experience:
1. Shoulder wear. This is can be defeated with proper inflation.
2. Shoulder picking up road hazards. I have never got so many nails in the shoulder of my tires as I did when I ran some Continental DWS 06 285 tires on a 10.5" wheel. It was frustrating!
3. The most important for me, wheel protection. When the wheel protrudes, literally anything can come along and cause an unsightly cosmetic damage at any time. Not worth it in these days of $1000+ wheels like you posted earlier.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:12 PM
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jjcuf1 your wheels look killer


I like the black VFF-102's also
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:06 AM
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These are the wheels I would REALLY love to get, but the wife would kill me if I paid $1200-$1500 PER wheel..........so, I think the VFF-102's are a good compromise!

Beautiful wheels but I bet she would!
Be realistic and keep the peace.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Damon44 View Post
Beautiful wheels but I bet she would!
Be realistic and keep the peace.

Thx for the approvals!

I have done the 9.5 wide on 255 now and they are perfect IMHO they have some stretch but not curb/edge issue at all Unless the wheel has a strong lip.

10"wide wheel 9.5" wheel about square.
Plus it gives a nice 0.2" drop from the OEM 8.5" and the from the rear the tire look much wider on the car. Very sporty and aggressive.

No impact on ride quality what so ever.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:16 AM
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Beautiful wheels but I bet she would!
Be realistic and keep the peace.
TOTALLY agree, especially since she had wanted us to get a new 440i for the last year or so, until I changed her mind......gotta wait a little though. Neither of us wants to get the SB without the Black Optics package, and she wants to see if they'll possibly offer the Warm Weather Pkg in Red leather next year.......I'll be patient and good until then...
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Trying to decide on some rims for winter, Would these fit an A5 coupe?

Size: 18x8
(O.E. Diameter)
Offset: 35mm



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Old 07-24-2017, 08:32 AM
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Trying to decide on some rims for winter, Would these fit an A5 coupe?

Size: 18x8
(O.E. Diameter)
Offset: 35mm
If I were you, I would stay with the factory width of 8.5", or higher. No point of going more narrow as you may have fitment issues. If you go up to an 8.5" width in the same width, it will fit, but may look a bit "sucked in" to the fender due to the offset.
With an 8.5" wide wheel, I would go with a +30 offset or so.
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Something like this would be better then?

18" x 8.5", +32 Offset, 5x112 Bolt Pattern, 72mm Hub


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