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

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    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 :)
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    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.
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    Although are probably better in the snow?
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    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.
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    How can I find out? I have the S-Line fat 5's if that's of any help.
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    I have 225 on my 8.5J and they are fine too!
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    Anyone? :happy:
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    Take the wheel off and look at the markings on the back mate, will say 18X8 for example....
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    Cheers buddy :)
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    whos sorting your tyres for you ?
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    I've run 8J fat-fives with 225 tyres on a B7, with no problems at all.
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    Cheers guys

    I was just going to get the local garage to sort it who would probably do it for about £5-10.
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    i run 215/35/19 on my 8.5j wheels with no problems so they would be fine
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    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.
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    i run 225 on 9j alloys no probs, get some stretch on
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    [Sep 12, 2012]
    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!
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    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
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