Help! Tyre sizes

a3dcf

Registered User
Ive lowered my a3 1999 by 50mm and now putting my 18" wheels on but dont know what tyres to put on as ive been told 225/40/18 will rub. I would like a thinner profile but not sure what this size would be. any suggestions please?
Thanks Dave
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
That tire size is correct for 18's on these cars. will have a 90mm side wall.
Whether it will rub wiyh 50mm drop is abother question. But A LOT of.people run that size. It's what should be on it.
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
whats the standard wheel/tire size?

IF you choose the 35 profile the circumference may be smaller than the originals which will make the speedo out by so much %
 

liquids3

Registered User
You could go 215,35,18!,just remember smaller width (less grip)!
 

jimmp

Registered User
I've got to tell you- ANYTHING less than 40 profile on 18"s is going to be reaaly hard...

I'm wincing and weaving around bumps in the road as it is- and I've only got the standard "sports" suspension on the TDI Q.
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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Rather than worry about the tyre size wouldn't you be better off getting the tyre width/offset/ride height balance right for the correct tyres for the wheels?

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