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Will R18 rims/tires fit?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lordiik, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Lordiik
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    Hi guys,
    I have got 2012 1.2TFSI 8P3 A3 SportBack and I am looking for (http://www.bazos.sk/img/2/402/22163402.jpg) 18 ich rims.

    Will 7.5x18 ET54 with 215/40 R18 tires fit properly?

    Thank you for your answers.

    Lordiik
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    they would fit fine but why 215 tyres? are you lowered??

    i thought youd only need 215s if you had a lower et, like in the 40s
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    n8 is your man..
    seems to know absolutly everything about rims and tyres
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    T8DPR: no, my car is not lowered. I dont want to use wider tires because of fuel economy and agility (I think 1.2TFSI is little weak for wider tires).
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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    225 40 18 tyres is what you need coz thats what audi will fit for you if your car was an s-line which also comes with 18 inch rims.
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    [Feb 6, 2013]
    i could be wrong, but on an 18" rim, the difference in economy from a 215 to a 225 tyre width would be very very little?
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    [Feb 6, 2013]
    Actually a 215 tyre is the correct size for a 7.5" rim.
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    [Feb 6, 2013]
    where did you get that info from?
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    [Feb 8, 2013]
    it doesnt have to be a set tyre width, 225 is perfectly suitable for 7.5"-9" width rims
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