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    New BBS Wheels - Need Some Tyre Help!!!

    Just purchased some BBS 2 piece rims from ebay for my a3.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13737874@N05/sets/72157627237987561/ - Sorry, pic thing would except the link

    Car currently lowered 35mm on Jamex springs. Looking to lower front end with a bit more with lowering caps.

    The rims are 18", 8J, ET33, 5x100. Im kinda sure I shouldn't have a problem fitting these on.

    I'm not clued on about tyres. I have 2 brand new Falken F452 255 35ZR 18 94Y tyres sitting in my garage. To save money I was hoping to just buy 2 similar ones and use these. Will these be ok on the car with the new wheels??
    I currently have 225 35 tyres on 8js, not sure if the 255 will be too wide?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    255's will be waaaaay to wide

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    Cheers mate, looks like I'm gona have to go for a full set of new 1s.
    A3 1.8 T AGU

    EXTERIOR : Debadged Grill / Tailgate, 18" RS8 Rims, Facelight Rear Lights, Angel Eyes
    INTERIOR : Retrofit Mustard Heated Leather Interior, Armrest, White SMD's, Carbon Wrap, Red Ambient Lighting
    ENGINE : Forge 007p, Pipercross Panel Filter, Stage 1 Remap
    CHASIS : 35mm Jamex Lowering Springs
    ICE : Kenwood KDC-BT61U Headunit, Front; Hertz DSK 130, Rear; Infinity 6529i, JBL Sub & Amp


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    Iv just mounted a set of Calibra Vintage on Falkens 225/40/18. Rims are 18 x 8 et 32. Car is lowered on colies about 35 - 40 mm.. No problems at all.

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    of them on the car!

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    Ok soon as i can.

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    I have the same wheels. 225/40 18 are the standard.

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    Thanks guys.

    I've been looking at Falken FK452 but found Falken ZE912 which are a cheaper. Anyone know of any major differences between the 2??
    A3 1.8 T AGU

    EXTERIOR : Debadged Grill / Tailgate, 18" RS8 Rims, Facelight Rear Lights, Angel Eyes
    INTERIOR : Retrofit Mustard Heated Leather Interior, Armrest, White SMD's, Carbon Wrap, Red Ambient Lighting
    ENGINE : Forge 007p, Pipercross Panel Filter, Stage 1 Remap
    CHASIS : 35mm Jamex Lowering Springs
    ICE : Kenwood KDC-BT61U Headunit, Front; Hertz DSK 130, Rear; Infinity 6529i, JBL Sub & Amp


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    912's are newer than the 452's but the 452's are still alot better. Hence why the 452's cost more because they're better. I had 452's on my old BBS's and loved them, will defo be getting a set for my OZ's when these tyres crap out.
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    912s are older IIRC

    i have 452's currently a very good all round tyre

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    Ive had them both. The 912 are newer and are an all weather tire whereas the 452's are a summer tire.

    452's are a lot better out of the two.
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