Monster MotorsportAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: New alloys

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Hmapshire
    Posts
    30

    New alloys

    I'm sure a few of you have done this so hoping to draw on some experience.

    Currently I've got 17"s on the car with 225/50 tyres. If I were to go up to 18"s does this mean that I'd just need to drop down to 225/45's to keep the same ratio?

    And to those who are wearing 45's, how's the ride in comparison, probably a bit harder/bumpier at a guess but is it a lot? Is it bearable?
    Do they make the car noisier on the motorway?

    Last one, is it worth it?

    Thanks

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    griswold's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    341
    Yes you will have to go down on the profile
    I got 16s on my A6 and is very comfy on the motorway but I got 18s on my A4 and it is a lot harder and louder on the motorway.
    For long trips i take the A6.
    I had 17s as standard on the A4 and went to 18s and did notice a little difference.

    Is it worth it? too me Yes
    A4 1.8T Quattro sport
    A6 2.4 Avant SE



  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North east
    Posts
    69
    try this, follow instructions cant go wrong.
    http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/vis...ize-calculator
    regards George

  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Hmapshire
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by griswold View Post
    Yes you will have to go down on the profile
    I got 16s on my A6 and is very comfy on the motorway but I got 18s on my A4 and it is a lot harder and louder on the motorway.
    For long trips i take the A6.
    I had 17s as standard on the A4 and went to 18s and did notice a little difference.

    Is it worth it? too me Yes
    That's the thing, I love driving on the motorway after previously using a Saab 93 for motorway journeys, it's such a breeze and effortless in the A6, I don't want anything to affect the ride.

    Thought you'd say that, does finish the car off a bit better with bigger nicer alloys doesn't it? I've got my eye on some A5 Y spoke alloys on eBay, might have to take the plunge.....


    Cheers

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO