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What's the best Size Tyres I should go with My 18's OEM Alloys?

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    What's the best size Tyres I should go with these 18's I'm getting tomorrow ?



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    225/40/18?
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    isn't that tyre size to Fat from alloy to outside ? I want it to look like this:

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    Well they come with 225/40/18 from the factory....
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    I'd stick with what came from factory so as not to alter the rolling circumference and speedo accuracy
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    How about if I go : 225/35/18 .....Would that be cool ?
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    That would disturb the rolling circumference... if you want it looking stretched then go for 215/40/18!
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    are they 7.5J? if so, 225/40/18.
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    why do you want a smaller profile? means a harsher ride, more chance of damage to tyre * rim from pot hoes and worse of all more arch gap?
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    Well I was going for 225/35/19's on my 19's ....but decided to get some cheaper 18's .......I just want them to look like 19's...:laugh:
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    ahhhh lol
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    In that case, higher the suspension to create a larger gap between tyre and arch :laugh:
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    Strange ....but it's probably me....I would of thought the 19's would of gone 40 instead of 35....and 18's 35 instead of 40.

    Oh well.....40 it is then.....
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    Strange ..lol I would Of thouth of lowering it to make it look like 19's ...:laugh:
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    If they are 7.5J 225/40/18 is the best tyre size for them
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    225/40 are the best tyre for 18's
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    Clearly someone hasn't seen an un-lowered car on 19s!
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    You wanna have another look at those pics of my car with 18's on it, and then compare it to previous pics now having 19's - I'm looking people on the upper deck off buses in the eye!!! :beerchug:

    PS. I always had 225/40/18 on all my 18's cars - that tyre wall is a good size for cleaning :cool:
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    Where have you managed to get the alloys from... would love a set
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    Ebay
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    They're very tasty alloys indeed :) I'm looking to have mine coated black with the red lip like the RS3 :aggressive:
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