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Quick Tyre Question (Please Help)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Persian, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Persian
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    [Mar 20, 2013]
    Hey guys,

    Deleted my earlier post, as I found my own answer, however yet have another tyre issue :think:.

    Have a set of OEM 8J 18" S line alloys, ET43 and considering Michelin PS3's. Which would be a better choice considering not wanting to deal with arch rubbing issues and also planning to lower the car in the near future, 215 or 225 width and also 35 or 40 profile?

    And also as 215 is a bit stretched and 35 is low profile do any of these affect the tyres lifespan (mileage coverage)?

    Thanks again.
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    [Mar 20, 2013]
    To me 40 gives you softer ride, also 8J = 203.2mm and 215mm tyres makes sense for this setup...

    Maybe someone with more experience better to help you!

    Good luck!
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    215 35 18 will look RIDICULOUS!!!
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    I'm really wanting to go for 225/40 however am not sure about arch clearance as its 8J?
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    My 18 inch oem s line alloys are 7.5 j but I run 225 40 on my aftermarket 8js and they look and run fine
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    If you want OEM better with 7.5J & spacers.
    225's on 8J look spot on.
    Don't go lower than 225.
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    225/40/18

    Looks fine and drives fine
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    Thank you for the reply, will be going for 225/40. My oem slines are 8J looks real nice but also do have 12mm and 8mm spacers incase.
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