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Tyre Size

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MURRAYS444, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. MURRAYS444
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    Hi all

    Need some help I'm looking at getting some new tyres but don't like the standard size of
    225/47/17 was wanting to get tyres that are of a lower profile would 205/45/17 fit oh and the wheels are the avus 17 S3 wheels!!!
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    225/47?/17 are they not 45? mine are on standard avus alloys. depends how much stretch you want, and how much protection to your wheel. you could get 225/40 or 215/40, that wouldnt be too extreme
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    Whats wrong with 225 section? You can fit others but you'll affect the rolling circumference of the wheel which means your speedo will be out.

    Here is a tool you can use to see how much difference it makes - the new tyre size will have a smaller circumference by 18mm.

    TYRESAVE: Tyre Size Calculator
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    Sorry buddy ment 45!
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    leshkin Speeding in reverse gear

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    Why do you want to fit bicycle tyres dude?
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    the stretched euro look. cool, but impractical.
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    yeah Karl it is good the standard size tyres make the wheels look so small!
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    i think, if you got lower profile stretched tires, they'd look even smaller, well they would be
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