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Which size tyre works best with coilovers??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mattyboy_82, Aug 7, 2012.

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    [Aug 7, 2012]
    As above I'm getting some new 18s this week but in about month or so il be getting some jom coilovers so tyre size wise do I get 215/40/18 or 225/40/18?? The wheels will most prob be 8j I think and possibly spacers cheers all
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    [Aug 7, 2012]
    I would go with 215's as my 225's Michelin Pilot Sports catch every now & then. My old 225's (different brand were fine). Mine's lowered about 50-60mm on coilovers.
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    Depends on what wheels you are getting, you want 8.5s if you want to run stretch.
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    [Aug 7, 2012]
    Wheel Offset???
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    Yeh I meant to incorporate that Mart :laugh:
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    [Aug 8, 2012]
    215s look better
    I have them on 8.5j 19"s
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    [Aug 8, 2012]
    In the end I went with 225/40/18 when the wheels are on the car il post some pics :)
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    [Aug 9, 2012]
    That's the standard size for an 8J. The ofset (which you seem to have ignored?) is the important thing when picking tyres if you are lowering!
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