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Tyre Sizes

Nitro Jan 21, 2010

  1. Nitro

    Nitro Member

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    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
     
  2. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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  3. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    ...and I'd run 215/40's - each to their own!
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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  5. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    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
     
  6. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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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
     
  7. badpanel

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    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!!)
     
  8. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    ^^ 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.
     
  9. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    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!!!!!
     
  10. Nitro

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    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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