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Fitment Question on 3.0i

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Fitment Question on 3.0i

Post by Rsipad » Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:58 am

Hi all,

I want to buy new wheels for my E85 3.0i. I have my heart set on Aodhan AH02s as they are in my budget and look amazing! I've been trying to figure out wheel sizing, but am not too knowledgeable in the topic, hence I am asking for the opinion from those who have experience.

Aodhan AH02 specs:
18x8.5 et35 front
18x9.5 et35 rear

Question 1:
Based on forums, the fronts should be flush, but the rears will poke. I just wanted to confirm this?

Question 2:
If the rears do indeed poke, I could go 18x8.5 et35 all round. I've seen on the forums that most people go with staggered setups, so would the handling characteristics of a square setup be drastically worse than a staggered setup?
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Fitment Question on 3.0i

Post by brillomaster » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:39 am

have a play on, that'll tell you the exact amount that the wheels will stick out. the standard wheel specs are 18x8 ET47 front, and 18x8.5 ET50 rear.

the stagger comes from the tyres, not the wheels... if you do fit a square set up of 8.5s all round, you could still fit standard tyre sizes of 225/40 and 255/35, and keep the stagger.

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Fitment Question on 3.0i

Post by Zedebee » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:46 am

I don’t agree with that. The stagger comes from the wheels, i.e. 8J front vs 8.5J rear. True you can introduce an element of stagger by putting different sized tyres on the same sized wheel, but I reckon the handling characteristics would be subtly different. 255s on 8J is quite a “loose” fit.
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