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    Posted: 17 Aug 12 at 21:33
I have a set of 17 X 7.5 et 35 audi wheels, My van is a lightweight T3 caravelle, running -70 AVO's and Bilstein B4's.

I've studied the fitment tables and pretty sure I need 215\50\17 91W. -m just worried about joining the curly arch club. Do I need to go down t 215\45\17 on the front? 

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91's are too low load rating and 215/50/17's are smaller than the standard set up.


If you do use that size though they are also available in 95 load rating.
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Cheers steve, I'll look for 95 rated ones then. I think its about 3mm smaller. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote silverbullet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 15:23
I'm running 215/50/17 up front from sizes off the calculator here. Speedo is bang on, you're not going to notice 3.5mm on the radius of the tyre. There's probably more variation in that going from one brand to another. Kumho Sport LE, XL rated from Camskill Tyres.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gtavalanche Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 15:37
Thats what I thought, I was just a little worried about the width on a lowered van.
 
How much were the Kumho per corner?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 16:39
Originally posted by Gtavalanche Gtavalanche wrote:

 
How much were the Kumho per corner?


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lol, cheers steve.
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GT, are you using spacers or have you got the right center bore? Got some Audi 8x17, ET 35 that I want to use but looking at some info ion here it looks like I might have to go with 15mm spacers.
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16mm on the front and 20 mm on the back to fill the arch. Ill still need to have the centre bored out or shorten the grease caps.

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No clues as to how the ET equivalent of 20 affects handling then?
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Really? So I've bought summit that might actually work? FMS - break out the beers!
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