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yet another wheel thread advice req'd

olds_kool Sep 4, 2009

  1. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  2. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  3. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    cheers, but what size would be best
     
  4. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  5. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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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
     
  6. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Camskill gets my vote too
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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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
     
  8. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  9. Nige P

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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.
     
  10. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    olds kool any pics of your car had a look in your 'garage' sadly no pics ;(
     
  11. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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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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  12. paul20v

    paul20v Audi fanatic

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    Space saver is fine as long as the rolling radius is the same , width doesnt matter.
     
  13. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    Thanks, wow 3 B5's spoilt for choice hmmm which one got to be the TQS
     
  14. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    My 8.5"x18" fitted with a 255/35x18 is in my spare wheel well.
     
  15. s4marsh

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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
     
  16. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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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
     
  17. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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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