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Which tyres do i need?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dannyhall, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Dannyhall

    Dannyhall Member

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    I'm looking at 225/35/18 87Y .. Is that right? And what is the 87Y standing for?
     
  2. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    No, standard size on the A3 is 225/40/18.

    87 is a load index
    Y is a speed rating
     
  3. Dannyhall

    Dannyhall Member

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    Right cheerse, Out of interest, what alloys would you recommend? S3 alloys or RS6 (sLine) alloys, S3 ones being them same price but the RS6 coming with tyres
     
  4. marknjayne

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    as C_W said,225/40/18 are the tyres you need (225 being the width of the tread,40 being the percentage of the size of the tread (225) and the 18 is obvious),and i would have said a 94 or above load rating really
     
  5. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    Sline if your car is a sport or se, S3 if its a Sline, RS6 if its an S3
    simples just dont get any bad boiiiii wheels like motor world ones
     
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  6. Dannyhall

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    Haha i'm in a sport so i'm guessing the S3' .. I'l be getting some BBS sometime next year anyways
     
  7. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    bbs are classic on any a3
     
  8. Dandle

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    That will give a really hard sidewall and be more uncomfortable for no need. A6 and 5 series only need 93 and they can carry alot more weight when loaded up. 92 is perfectly acceptable on an A3 in those sizes.
     
  9. marknjayne

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    im on 94's all round and find the ride fine,run 38 psi front and 36 rear,i know the 3.2 is a touch heavy on the front though so maybe the 3.2 is happier with a 94 rating
     

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