Hi, I'm looking for a bit of help. I'm looking at getting some winter rims to fit snow tyres too, just in case the weather turns really bad again this winter, but I'm a bit stuck on what to choose.
I don't mind them being steel with the plastic wheel trims because then I can get a smaller width tyre which would be a) Cheaper to fit snow tyres onto, roughly £120+ per corner, b) narrower tyres would also be better in the snow, or I could always get an old set of Alloys but this starts to bring the cost up again, and also it's difficult to find some "narrow" alloy rims & therefore makes the wider snow tyres more expensive.
Currently I've got 225/40ZR18 tyres fitted to my Audi A3 2.0TDi Quattro (170ps), which would cost roughly £170+ per corner for snow tyres to be fitted onto my current rims. I have found some Steel wheels with snow tyres fitted and the size is 195/65R15 and the rims are 6" x 15", 5x112 with and ET47.
What I would like to know is what is the smallest rims that I can fit over the Standard brakes that are fitted to the above car? I believe they are 312mm, but I'm open to any other sugestions on the size for this car ;-)
Would the above steel rims fit if I had a spacers fitted, if so what size spacers would I need?
Sorry for all the questions, but if anybody has got anymore usefull information it would be appreciated ;-)