Tyre sizes

Lizguy

Registered User
hi
I’m getting confused on paperwork for the tyre size on my 2012 rs3
It’s had 235 all round then got changed to 235 front and 225 rear, I then loose paperwork as I didn’t own the car but it’s now got 235 all round.
I have ordered like for like as the tyres are not legal
Have I totally messed up
Thank you
 

tigerhonaker

Registered User
OP,

Sorry buddy I don't know the correct tire sizes for that year RS3. :blush:




Terry
 

Grey_Man

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225 rear and 235/255 front, pretty sure that covers it, that’s what’s on mine, no issues, performance, rubbing ect

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Lizguy

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225 rear and 235/255 front, pretty sure that covers it, that’s what’s on mine, no issues, performance, rubbing ect

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Thanks
The tyres on mine at the moment are 235 all round it’s the first RS I’ve had and did my usual of just getting the same as what’s on
Hoping it’s ok if I can’t get them to swap them tomorrow
 

45bvtc

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hi
I’m getting confused on paperwork for the tyre size on my 2012 rs3
It’s had 235 all round then got changed to 235 front and 225 rear, I then loose paperwork as I didn’t own the car but it’s now got 235 all round.
I have ordered like for like as the tyres are not legal
Have I totally messed up
Thank you

The 8P RS3 wheel and tyre size is as shown here (ref: 2010 Audi RS3 Sportback Sales Brochure):


RS3 8P Tyre size.JPG

And recommended tyre pressures:

TYRE PRESSURE_RS3.JPG

Note: for the initial batch of 250 UK cars the 8.5J front wheel was not an option - I had to purchase mine later and direct from Germany - here on the optional 8.5J front alloys:

19-inch rims.JPG


And the difference between an 8.5J with a 255/30 and an 8J with a 235/35 when shown side-to-side:

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Lizguy

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Thank you everyone
Seems to be the previous owners have made a mess up on my tyres.
I need some new alloys so will get them sorted with the correct size tyres

Happy and safe driving
 

45bvtc

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Thank you everyone
Seems to be the previous owners have made a mess up on my tyres.
I need some new alloys so will get them sorted with the correct size tyres

Happy and safe driving

Woah! Stop! I run 235's front and rear on my winters, here:

Snake.JPG


And have done for the last 8-winters and it is not a problem: and I'm currently running 235 MPSS front and rear.

OK, on some cars the 235 will 'kiss' the inner wheel arch (which is why Audi fitted a 225 originally) but that, if an issue, is easily resolved.

But if you need it to be "legal" or "in compliance with its "Type Approval" then make the changes...

PS: if you need a 2012 RS3 Pricing and Specification Guide then PM me with your email address :readit:
 
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