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please help on wheels & tyres!!!please dont fire!!did all search i can but no answer!

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  1. yamatei
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    hi all

    please help on wheels & tyres !!did all searches but cant fine the answer!!
    car 2009 s3 8p black with bilstein b8+kw springs .
    currently running finichi Bayern 19 x8.5j 225/40/18 with no problems at all .
    apart from the tyres look little stretched which i don't like!!
    last week went to London one of the wheel is buckled by deep pothole!!
    now is time to change the wheels & tyres and down size to 18 instead of 19's.
    roads are rough round where i live ..18's will be for me..
    as i love the matt black finichi Bayern alloys they look great and not too expensive!!
    i will have the same wheels again but in 18's
    my question is ?
    18x8.5j et45 what size tyres should i go for 225/40 0r 235/40 no rubbing or look stretched!!
    is 235 too wide for a S3??if not will it ruined the ride quality ??
    many thanks for help guys
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  2. RobbieWebs
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    18" rotor audi alloys come dressed with 225/40/18 tyres.
    Shouldn't have a problem with these.
    Don't know about ur rims tho :)
    Ur search must be broken ....
    Try wording it differently :)
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    Thanks for reply. But no help though!?
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    8.5 wide rims and 235 width tyres is about as wide as you're going to get without serious problems.

    For various reasons,I had 245x40x 18 tyres,with 18x9 rims fitted to mine and it was a pig of a job to cram it all in.

    For your purposes,I'd think sticking to 225x40x18s would be the most sensible bet,unless you have too much power!
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    As far as I can see from ur original post ur running 19" rims with 18" tyres is this correct?
    If u are planning to use 18" wheels then fit 225/40/18 as these will not rub as they come on the car as standard.
    Failing that if u want to keep using ur 19" wheels, then fit 19" tyres on.
    Not sure about the correct size when u go up in wheel and tyre size as this will have to be calculated so ur speedo,satnav etc are not affected :)
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    Robbie. Lol I put in wrong in types is 225/40/19 with the wheel I have.thanks
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    Alex thanks for reply.
    8.5j with 225 will it look stretched?!
    As I don't want stretched looking tyres!
    Currently running revo stage 2 with hpa Haldex competition
    Just order some bit and bobs this week.but need to replace the wheel asap!as it buckled!
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    With 225's it shouldn't look stretched,and the handling should be fine.

    I went to 245's and a lot of camber for handling and traction to be honest,and you shouldn't need that trouble at Stg2+.
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    Thanks Alex. I'm running stage 2 only but once the clutch start to slip
    will be Going for stage 2+ and a upgrade clutch.
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