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I'm about to change my 18" Cadiz for 19" replica black Pretoria wheels.

 

My tyres need changing, so now seems to be the time to take the plunge.   Am planning on Pilot Sport 4S 235/35/R19 tyres.

 

I was just about ready to hit 'buy' and now the question of 8j or 8.5j has come up.  They have suggested I buy 8.5j.  But other people seem to have bought 8j.

 

In my confusion, I went to a VW brochure to look at the 19" specs and it says 8j.

 

I'm not even sure how much difference it makes?

 

Can someone clear up my confusion?

 

I definitely want to get the same spec wheel front and back, so should I go for 8j...?

 

In terms of tyres, I assume its 235/35/R19 regardless of J...?

 

But wouldn't the tyre be stretched if the wheels were wider, and if they are stretched, then less depth of tyre would be hitting the road and so more uncomfortable (because they'd be stretched/flattened by having a wider rim).

 

Trying to get as many opinions as possible on what people have chosen and why.

 

Thanks

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I run 8.5 wide with 235 tyres and ET40 offset. It sits almost perfectly flush with no need for spacers.

Hi Darren, what style did you go for? I have this full side on picture from a rare occasion that the car was clean.    

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I'm about to change my 18" Cadiz for 19" replica black Pretoria wheels.
 
My tyres need changing, so now seems to be the time to take the plunge.   Am planning on Pilot Sport 4S 235/35/R19 tyres.
 
I was just about ready to hit 'buy' and now the question of 8j or 8.5j has come up.  They have suggested I buy 8.5j.  But other people seem to have bought 8j.
 
In my confusion, I went to a VW brochure to look at the 19" specs and it says 8j.
 
I'm not even sure how much difference it makes?
 
Can someone clear up my confusion?
 
I definitely want to get the same spec wheel front and back, so should I go for 8j...?
 
In terms of tyres, I assume its 235/35/R19 regardless of J...?
 
But wouldn't the tyre be stretched if the wheels were wider, and if they are stretched, then less depth of tyre would be hitting the road and so more uncomfortable (because they'd be stretched/flattened by having a wider rim).
 
Trying to get as many opinions as possible on what people have chosen and why.
 
Thanks


Great resource here - https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=235&aspect=35&diameter=19&wheelwidth=8&offset=52&width2=245&aspect2=35&wheel_size=19&wheel_width=8-5&offset2=45

And here - https://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/tyre-equivalence-advice.html


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On 11/06/2019 at 09:04, golf7.5r said:

235 on an 8.5 will stretch the tyres. I'd go with an 8" width - the offset is already enough to fit the arches better than oem prets.

 

Ordered the 8's yesterday for the same reasons you just said.

 

Still not decided if it's the right decision, but at least I've made a decision!

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On 11/06/2019 at 10:19, FamousAfroJay said:

I run 8.5 wide with 235 tyres and ET40 offset. It sits almost perfectly flush with no need for spacers.

 

Hi Jay (assumption considering your username :thumbsup:)

 

Do you have pictures of your wheel/tyre setup? Maybe from different angles please?

 

Many thanks,

 

Darren

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11 hours ago, Dazzle said:

 

Hi Jay (assumption considering your username :thumbsup:)

 

Do you have pictures of your wheel/tyre setup? Maybe from different angles please?

 

Many thanks,

 

Darren

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Good guess on the name Darren ;) As I mentioned, sits flush doesn't rub and it got Racing Line springs on. You asked for more pictures...

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On 15/06/2019 at 02:55, FamousAfroJay said:

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Good guess on the name Darren ;) As I mentioned, sits flush doesn't rub and it got Racing Line springs on. You asked for more pictures...

Many thanks Jay :thumbsup:

I've acquired a set of 18's which happen to be the same spec as yours, 8.5 and ET40 so it's great to see some fitted.

This means I don't have to worry about getting spacers now I believe?

Also, could you put a picture up showing the tire to arch gap now you have the racing line springs fitted please?

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17 hours ago, Dazzle said:

Many thanks Jay :thumbsup:

I've acquired a set of 18's which happen to be the same spec as yours, 8.5 and ET40 so it's great to see some fitted.

This means I don't have to worry about getting spacers now I believe?

Also, could you put a picture up showing the tire to arch gap now you have the racing line springs fitted please?

 

Hi Darren, what style did you go for? I have this full side on picture from a rare occasion that the car was clean.

 

 

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