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Old 10-06-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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WTB 2 used Hankook RS3 is 265/35/18 or other size to fit the backs on an 18x9 wheel

WTB 2 used Hankook RS3 is 265/35/18 or other size to fit the backs on an 18x9 wheel

I lucked onto some used 225/40/18 Hankook RS3 tires so I am trying to see if I can find a couple of backs.

I've got my 285/35/18 RS3 backs but they are quite a bit taller and while they fit in the back I am wondering if there is too much of a mismatch in height (25.9" vs the stock tire at 25.3" where the fronts are 25.1")

I also could run my 245/40/18 in the back but then I am giving up quite a bit of rubber and am worried I may get too much oversteer.

So does anyone have a pair of RS3 in 265/35/18 sitting around that you would like to get rid of?

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Old 10-06-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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If you don't have PSM, it should not be a problem, less than 3% difference in diameter when new

It will change your speedo a little, IIRC, it will read slightly slower than before. Not a big difference in any case

Not sure if I would want to buy used RS3's as they are not long tread life anyway
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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If you don't have PSM, it should not be a problem, less than 3% difference in diameter when new

It will change your speedo a little, IIRC, it will read slightly slower than before. Not a big difference in any case

Not sure if I would want to buy used RS3's as they are not long tread life anyway
No PSM, just TC. I got 4 225/40/18 fronts each with some life left so I think I will just put a set on and try out my 285/35/18 backs and see. I may use them for autocross since we drive on some rough pavement sometimes.

Yeah buying used tires especially ones like these is a crapshoot. I have been seeing some tires with a decent amount of life left coming for sale now that the RE71R are for sale, currently that is the hot "cheaty" tire in autocross with a 200TW. Apparently they are more like a 100TW like a Nitto NT-01 and wear just as fast. That's were I got mine from, a guy got a set of the new RE71R for his Z4 so I got his old RS3
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