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Tyres 18 x 8.5 35et

TarmoT

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Your car has more than -1 degrees of camber in rear from factory and rear camber is adjustable. If you want to adjust camber in front, you should get adjustable top mounts in front because it is impossible to adjust it with oem spec.
 

Y0UKN0WITSCHRIS

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Your car has more than -1 degrees of camber in rear from factory and rear camber is adjustable. If you want to adjust camber in front, you should get adjustable top mounts in front because it is impossible to adjust it with oem spec.
Do you know any companies offering adjustable top hats for the VN at this time ?
 

TarmoT

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No, and it is the reason why I went to ST XTA coilover suspension.
KW has their Clubsport version also with adjustable top mounts but that set is 2x more expensive than ST XTA
 

Funfactory18

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Apr 11, 2020
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It might be okay with 225 winter tire and easy driving, but I wouldn't recommend the 8.5J ET35 rims, if you plan to drive it hard with semi slick tires (which typically are wider than the rated width for about 20mm). This is what I've experienced so far on my local track (which has 20 turns), with stock suspension and stock alignment settings.

  • Stock tire (235/35R19) + Stock Rim (8.0J ET55) - No scrub
  • Semi slicks (235/35R19) + Stock Rim (8.0J ET55) - Very short and mild scrub on one particular corner (and only scrub one tire)
  • Semi slicks (235/40R18) + 8.5J ET45 - Mild to moderate scrubbing on 3-5 corners (3 if you avoid the curbs and 5 if you're using the curbs)
  • Semi slicks (235/40R18) + 8.5J ET42 - Harsher scrubbing on the above mentioned 3-5 corners and mild to moderate scrubbing on 2-4 other corners

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This photo was taken after only 5 laps with 8.5J ET45. While it isn't exactly harmful level of scrubbing for your tires, but it digs into the tires for some millimeters after 5 sessions and you gotta remove some tire deposit on your fenders since some of those scrubbed tire will be sticked to your fenders.

You can resolve the issue by using different camber bolts (and more aggressive camber) with 8.5J ET42-45, but I'm not sure that's enough for ET35.
Im not using semi slick tires but I just purchased 18x8.5 +43 offset. Before I mount them, I was wondering about your comment of the semi slicks being 20mm wider than the rated with. Do you think I would scrub if I run this 18x8.5 +43 setup with 235/40/18s with non semi slick tires?