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    18" merc sl63 alloys

    I have a set of sl63 18" alloys on my b5 1.9 tdi and on the front it has 225/45/18 and on the wheels and with the drop ov given it, looks suburb. However on the rear the wheels are like 8-9j and its on 235/45/18 but the car is looking more like a hot rod then slammed. How do I cure this?

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    A 40 profile?

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    Change the rear tyres to match the front is the only way.

    Its not a quattro or any thing?

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    I was told putting 205/40/18 on the rear would cure it?

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    If I worked this out right.

    Tyre 225/45/18
    Side wall 123.75mm


    Tyre 235/45/18
    Side wall 129.25mm


    Tyre 205/40/18
    Side wall 122.4

    I'd match the rear tyre to the front.
    fitting a 205 on the rear will look even odder on 9j.

    Is the rear a 9j, 8j or 8.5j?

    On 18" wheels its recommended to fit 225/40/18.

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    Believe it to be 8.5 with when I got the wheels the rears came on 245/45/18

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    put 225/40/18 and enjoy.

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    Use this and try to find a size that matches. Dont put 205/40 on the back its narrower and lower than the fronts and will look very odd.

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    When I looked at stagered 18's I found that 215/40 front and 245/35 rear would be identicle rolling radius (required for my Quattro).

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    Thanks for the replies and advice guys, il get these when I have some pennies

 

 

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