Monster MotorsportJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 17 of 17
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By jdp1962
  • 1 Post By D2NY G

Thread: Could I fit 225/40/18 tyres on my A4 18" S-Line alloys?

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41

    Could I fit 225/40/18 tyres on my A4 18" S-Line alloys?

    Hi guys,

    I've been looking at replacing 2 of my tyres, I currently have on 235/40/18's and I've found that the 225's are significantly cheaper.

    I've been looking at these Falken 912's: Falken Tyres / Car / Falken ZE912 Ziex Falken ZE 912 - 225/40R18 92W XL TL 69.50 Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 18" R18" - 225/40/18, 225/40R18

    I can't seem to find anything against not putting them as on the B7 there are no sensor or drawbacks other than a more snug fit?

    Would appreciate any thoughts

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jakeA42T's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gravesend
    Posts
    90
    To be honest Im not sure, but those tyres would be 1 cm shorter than the width on the wheel seems a little too much, might get a bit of slipping.
    Audi A4 2.0T Fsi S Line Multitronic

  4. #3
    Wrath's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North East, UK
    Posts
    1,185
    Although are probably better in the snow?
    Nathan

    Red Audi A4 B7 S-Line with Leather/Alcantara interior

    Current Mods: Painted Brake Calipers, Gear-driven oil shaft assembly, RS4 grille, Debadged, B8 MFSW, Cruise Control, RS4-style Fog Surrounds, Satin Black Cupra R Splitter, RS4 RARB, Clear Corner headlights, 2011 RNS-e, MTEC Drilled and Grooved Brake Discs.

  5. #4
    viceroy's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    206
    What is the width of the wheel?

    18x8J then 225 tyres are fine.
    18x8.5J then 235 tyres are fine.

    I used to run 225/45 on my 18x8J wheels without any issues.
    | 2009 A4 3.0TDI quattro tip | Ice Silver | 19" OEM RS4 style wheels | PDC | Sunroof | Black Leather | Symphony Radio | Aftermarket Navigation & DVD | RS4 mesh grille | Custom mesh fog grilles |

  6. #5
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by viceroy View Post
    What is the width of the wheel?

    18x8J then 225 tyres are fine.
    18x8.5J then 235 tyres are fine.

    I used to run 225/45 on my 18x8J wheels without any issues.
    How can I find out? I have the S-Line fat 5's if that's of any help.

  7. #6
    BigWillyStyle's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    566
    I have 225 on my 8.5J and they are fine too!

  8. #7
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    How can I find out? I have the S-Line fat 5's if that's of any help.
    Anyone?

  9. #8
    BigWillyStyle's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    566
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    Anyone?
    Take the wheel off and look at the markings on the back mate, will say 18X8 for example....

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyStyle View Post
    Take the wheel off and look at the markings on the back mate, will say 18X8 for example....
    Cheers buddy

  11. #10
    bez101's Avatar
    Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    8,472
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    Cheers buddy
    whos sorting your tyres for you ?

  12. #11
    jdp1962's Avatar
    Grumpy Old Man

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Cruising on a mountain of torque
    Posts
    5,676
    I've run 8J fat-fives with 225 tyres on a B7, with no problems at all.
    white.akita likes this.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41
    Cheers guys

    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    whos sorting your tyres for you ?
    I was just going to get the local garage to sort it who would probably do it for about £5-10.

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    114
    i run 215/35/19 on my 8.5j wheels with no problems so they would be fine

    Genuine Audi 18" DTM/Special Edition 15 spoke wheels for sale with 3 good tyres, PM if interested!!!

  15. #14
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    41
    Cheers Ryan.

    I was just wondering, would there be any issues with running a pair of 225's on the front and 235's on the back? As I do seem to have a fair bit of thread left.

    I'm thinking of opting for the Rainsport 2's over the Falken 912's as it's only £17 more per tyre.

  16. #15
    D2NY G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,040
    i run 225 on 9j alloys no probs, get some stretch on

  17. #16
    CHEZ's Avatar
    moderately amusing

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    just about, right here!
    Posts
    3,753
    i have 225/40/18 toyo proxes all around and ok with no problems!
    imo they look better as you have less side wall too!
    if you put 235/40/18 on the back they will look more "chunky" compared to the front 225/40/18, also all tyres need to be identical in size and tread pattern for the abs and esp etc!
    Last edited by CHEZ; 12th September 2012 at 13:38.


  18. #17
    dentsy's Avatar
    I HAVE THE OPTION CODES

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    BLACKWOOD, SOUTH WALES
    Posts
    238
    Hi All,

    I have 235/40/18 on my 2.0 Tdi B7 S Line Avant but have just fitted 2 x Falken Eurowinter HS439 225/40/18 to the front ready for the winter. I went for these as I found the 235's were more expensive and I bought these Falkens at a Bargain price from the classifieds on here :-)

    The tyres look great but even though they are the same 40 profile as the rears they look smaller , Is it an optical illusion lol

    Regards,

    Si

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Falken FK452 225/40/18 tyre special
    By John @ DW in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th December 2008, 18:11
  2. Falken FK452 225/40/18 tyre special
    By John @ DW in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9th December 2008, 17:36
  3. Would 225/45/18 Tyres be ok ?
    By kaz219 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 3rd December 2008, 23:12
  4. Tyre pressures for 225 35 19 tyres on my 2000 S3
    By brucelee1973 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 9th March 2007, 11:50
  5. 225/45/R17 tyre pressures?
    By skanky in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18th August 2006, 15:18

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