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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by olds_kool, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. olds_kool
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    just bought a set of polished a8 17"x8" et48 five spokes, the tyres on them are bald 245 40 17 and need to come off so i can tidy up the polishing
    ive got a set of 10mm spacers will these be big enough?
    what size tyre would be best ? (going on 1.8tqs)
    and moneys tight so whats a reasonable mid range tyre choice?

    as always any advice appreciated, cheers kev
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    get yourself on all the usual website s for cheap tyres
    blackcircles are good.
    you can usually get deals on a full set from places also
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    cheers, but what size would be best
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    don't think your old ones can be 240's (235 or 245)

    235's are plenty on 8" rims
    A 45 profile gets you within 1.5% of the rolling radius you should be at (IIRC the oem tqs sizes)
    http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html
    235/45/17 in any decent brand (apart from pirelli P6000! they suck)
    how much can you spend?
    looking for 4 or 5 tryes?

    black circles have a range of decent tyres from £70-100 a corner delivered.
    I went with the tyre only price as they work out £10-15 a corner for fitting if you do it that way.

    just buy them, take them down to quick fit at 445pm with a couple of crisp tenners. done
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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    got tyres from Camskill pretty good price at the time, if you buy 2 or more tyres was free delivery however you will need to factor the cost of fitting after getting them.

    Linky for 240

    Linky for 235
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    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Camskill gets my vote too
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    Or maybe one of the shop sellers on the Bay. I scored 2 x 18's for £92 deliverd for the TQS. I also managed to get 4 x Yoke Spec2's for mine a while back for £250. So may also be worth checking
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    cheers guys
    they came with one good 245 40 17 toyo but it looks massive so want something smaller, rest are scrap
    ive got 5 alloys but dont think spare would fit in wheel well so ill just get 4 tyres and see if i can pick up a space saver

    managed to get some brand new cv joints for s4 brake conversion for a bargain £15 each, so hopefully get that done and springs fitted this week then see what i need spacer wise to clear that

    wont be to everyones taste but should look smart when everythings fitted
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    If its Quattro you cant use a space saver! Some people on here warn about fitting tires with different tread thickness let alone sticking a wheel on from Noddy's car!! I suspect your best answer would be a couple of cans of tyreweld.
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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    olds kool any pics of your car had a look in your 'garage' sadly no pics ;(
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    nige p didnt think of that, i carry tyre weld anyway so ill just save some weight

    ras only got old photos, waiting till i fit a load of parts then ill take some new ones but heres a few

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    Space saver is fine as long as the rolling radius is the same , width doesnt matter.
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    Thanks, wow 3 B5's spoilt for choice hmmm which one got to be the TQS
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    My 8.5"x18" fitted with a 255/35x18 is in my spare wheel well.
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    my 17" standard s4 avus wheels fit just fine in my spare wheel well, i've not tried my 18" b6 wheels as i carry 2 cans of tyre weld
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    i thought rs4's didnt come with spare alloys because they wouldnt fit in wheel well
    is that a very low profile on yours (excuse my very little knowledge about tyre sizes)

    going from memory i had 235 45 17 on current spare when i got it and it got stuck in there, i had to deflate tyre a tad to get it out
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    S4's run 225/45r17 and have fullsize spares.

    225's might be a bit neat on a 8" rim though.
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