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I want to get the widest tire I can fit under there. Tell you what I did have and they fit aokay. I have 205/40-17'6 on ther now with ABT 24's 17x7.5. I've had 225/40-16's Yokahoma A520's on too. They fit great too. So I'm thinking I could go to a 215/40-17. What you guys think. Does anyone have this size on?
 

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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (sanfran)

I run 215/45 ZR 17 lowered an 1 1/2 and I don't have any problems with rubbing.
 

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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (late_apex)

Have any pics? I run Koni adjustables with Nuespeed race springs. Can't remember the drop though off hand.
 

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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (sanfran)

You are running about a half an inch lower then I am. I assume when you say koni adjustables you are speaking of dampening adjustment, not height. I wouldn't recommend going with a 215 with it that low. A 205/45 will fit nicely, especially if you use a 7.0 wide wheel. 7.5 would be pushing it with no rubbing but with the right offset can be done. With the 7.5 you may have to have a body shop roll the inner fender well to eliminate the rubbing. Sorry I don't have any pics right now, but I should be getting a digi for x-mas.

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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (late_apex)

Yeah, what I'm am going to do is buy one 215/40-17 and have it mounted and check it out. I think there's a local shop that will check this for me too so I don't have to buy the tire.
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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (sanfran)


Obnoxiously large image but you can see how it fits.
I have 17x7 rims with 215/40/17 ~ Neuspeed sports with Bilstein setup.
All summer I'd say I've rubbed 4 times. Twice was on the hwy pulling hard corners at high speed and the other two times I had 4 people in the car. I'm sure you'll be fine.
However, being the great guy I am . I'll take those ABT's for a 12 month long term test and get back to you.
How are you liking those rims ? I was thinking of getting them next, are they heavy ? Any pics ?
 

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Re: 215/40-17 Dunlap W-10 or Kuhmo Supra 712 rub fenders on a A3 Golf VR6?? U have them? (Lexi)

I love the ABT's! Ofcourse there not the lightest rim but my VR has no problems chirping second for as long as I stand on it with them. I'll weigh them tonight against the stock rims to see.
here's the only pic I have right now.
 
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