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    Tyre Sizes

    If I purchase new rims which are 18"x8 what size tyres do I need to keep the same size rolling circumference as I have on my standard 2,8 Q which is on the factory 16" with 205/55/16

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    225/40 but personally I would run 235/40 and prtect your rim abit more

    http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html

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    ...and I'd run 215/40's - each to their own!
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    Craigs running 225/40r18 on his S4 on 7.5x18's, and i can see what JCB means about the rim protection.

    http://www.lr90.org/gallery2/main.ph...geViewsIndex=1

    Thats a pic of his car. As you can see they're fitting reasonably tidy on there, but with a half inch wider rim, your going to have yourself some kerbfinders.

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    I have 235 on 8.5J rims and they are just right, could do with a bit more lip protection but it really depends on teh make of tyre.
    Goodyear F1's had more lip than MichelinPS2's

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    235/40/18 would be my ideal choice but the hike in price between them and the 225/40/18's I do use rules them out for me

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    I'm with Geeman!
    Just put 215 40 18's on mine instead of 225's they have a bit of rim protection but rims need refurb at some point because of previous owner.
    Just dont drive so close to kerbs (reads -don't let your missus drive it!!)

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    ^^ pmsl. This is one bonus I've found since my missus ****ed off. No more kerb damage to my alloys. Stupid bint managed to reverse into a hedge and chunk one of my 18's in one morning.

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    Fuc**ng chicks! Your(and your car)much better off without her. Your head won't go to Sh*t and your wheels wont look like sh*t!!!!!

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    I have seen some TT wheels for sale which are 18x9 running on 245/40/18 would these fit or would that be too wide? I dont want it to rub and my cars on standard suspension. Also would that give an incorrect rolling circumference

 

 

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