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Tyre Sizes

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Nitro, Jan 21, 2010.

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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    If I purchase new rims which are 18"x8 what size tyres do I need to keep the same size rolling circumference as I have on my standard 2,8 Q which is on the factory 16" with 205/55/16
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    ...and I'd run 215/40's - each to their own!
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    I have 235 on 8.5J rims and they are just right, could do with a bit more lip protection but it really depends on teh make of tyre.
    Goodyear F1's had more lip than MichelinPS2's
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    235/40/18 would be my ideal choice but the hike in price between them and the 225/40/18's I do use rules them out for me
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    [Jan 21, 2010]
    I'm with Geeman!
    Just put 215 40 18's on mine instead of 225's they have a bit of rim protection but rims need refurb at some point because of previous owner.
    Just dont drive so close to kerbs (reads -don't let your missus drive it!!)
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    [Jan 23, 2010]
    ^^ pmsl. This is one bonus I've found since my missus fucked off. No more kerb damage to my alloys. Stupid bint managed to reverse into a hedge and chunk one of my 18's in one morning.
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    [Jan 24, 2010]
    Fuc**ng chicks! Your(and your car)much better off without her. Your head won't go to Sh*t and your wheels wont look like sh*t!!!!!
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    [Jan 25, 2010]
    I have seen some TT wheels for sale which are 18x9 running on 245/40/18 would these fit or would that be too wide? I dont want it to rub and my cars on standard suspension. Also would that give an incorrect rolling circumference
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