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    Quick Tyre Question (Please Help)

    Hey guys,

    Deleted my earlier post, as I found my own answer, however yet have another tyre issue .

    Have a set of OEM 8J 18" S line alloys, ET43 and considering Michelin PS3's. Which would be a better choice considering not wanting to deal with arch rubbing issues and also planning to lower the car in the near future, 215 or 225 width and also 35 or 40 profile?

    And also as 215 is a bit stretched and 35 is low profile do any of these affect the tyres lifespan (mileage coverage)?

    Thanks again.

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    To me 40 gives you softer ride, also 8J = 203.2mm and 215mm tyres makes sense for this setup...

    Maybe someone with more experience better to help you!

    Good luck!

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    215 35 18 will look RIDICULOUS!!!
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    Quick Tyre Question (Please Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    215 35 18 will look RIDICULOUS!!!
    I'm really wanting to go for 225/40 however am not sure about arch clearance as its 8J?

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    Quick Tyre Question (Please Help)

    My 18 inch oem s line alloys are 7.5 j but I run 225 40 on my aftermarket 8js and they look and run fine

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    If you want OEM better with 7.5J & spacers.
    225's on 8J look spot on.
    Don't go lower than 225.
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    TTS, Leon Cupra R, MK2 Golf GTi 16v BB 3dr & MK4 Golf "GTi" 2.0 8v


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    225/40/18

    Looks fine and drives fine

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    Quick Tyre Question (Please Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    If you want OEM better with 7.5J & spacers.
    225's on 8J look spot on.
    Don't go lower than 225.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bramley View Post
    225/40/18

    Looks fine and drives fine
    Thank you for the reply, will be going for 225/40. My oem slines are 8J looks real nice but also do have 12mm and 8mm spacers incase.

 

 

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