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What tyre size can i use?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Randomjim, Feb 2, 2008.

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    I'm getting close to needing 2 new front tyres. At the moment i'm running 225/40/18s but as my car is very low it rubs when i'm cornering sharply. What tyre size can i use that's not as wide but keeps the rolling radius the same?
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    guessing off the top of my head 195/45/18s



    the second number in tyres is always % of the first number meaning hight in tyre wall diffrences.
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    195's would look a bit daft and cost you a bomb, i think 215's would be a good compromise.
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    My wheels are 8" wide so i think 195 would be a bit thin. 215/40/18 looks like my best bet. Unfortunately they don't seem to do them in the tyres i've got at the moment so they won't match the backs.
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    225's shouldn't rub on a B5.

    If you keep the ride height to a practical level, you should even be able to run 235's.
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    Correct. But mines not at a practical level ha ha. Plan is to go for slimmer tyres then drop it down at the front another 10mm or so.
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    And wonder why your front track control arms don't last long, or why handling suffers.

    Question though - why exactly do you have your car than low? Not a critism, just curious.
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    Haven't had any problems with track control arms yet and its been this low for nearly 2 years. The handling is amazing, so much grip. I've push it as far to the limit that i'm comfortable doing and no sign of letting go.

    I don't know why i have it so low really, it can bit a pain in the ass sometimes because it scrapes on everything but i love the looks it gets.
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    I lifted mine to stop the rubing and found the car handled better. She still gets the looks so thats good by me
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    if you still want it low and keep the tyres just roll the inner lip of the arch at the point it rubs if not change tyres to 215 35 18
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    Won't 35 profile be too small? Rolling radius would be out no?
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