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225/40r18 vs 225/35r19 ride quality

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Cmw9, Jun 25, 2014.

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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    Has anyone run both and can comment on the change in ride?
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    would like to see where this goes?
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    I found it a touch less compliant on the ride, and slightly more susceptible to tram lining but it's very marginal. If your tracking and geometry is 100% you shouldn't suffer to much.

    Remember your increasing weight of the wheels so it will be a touch more crashy before you loose tyrewall compliance (on the big or severe bumps).
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    225/40/18 deffo for me the 19s were horrible

    225/35/19 was so bad I changed to 235/35/19 before changing back to 18s
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    I did end up switching to 235/35/19s after the first tyre change and it made a marginal improvement. You tend to get premature inner shoulder wear on the tyres when you run 19's in spite of correct geometry.

    I still think for ultimate handling 18's are the way to go.
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    I had 215/35/18 stretched on a 9J rim rides so rough nd im on bags (air ride suspension) looked gready though lol image.jpg
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    [Jun 26, 2014]
    I thought about 215/40 on 18 but i heard to messes the speedo up. Where did you get you air ride?
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