Thoughts On 225/45/18 Tyres...

Gmac

Registered User
I'm looking at getting some winter tyres for the s3 and not seen a decent set of 225/40/18's for sale at a decent price, I have however found some 225/45/18's...

What are people's thoughts on running these, my car is on standard suspension so the extra sidewall height is the only issue I'm guessing, and I'm thinking they would be fine?

Anyone run this size before...225/45/18..?

Tia
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
your speedo will be out but for winter tyres and if you're getting a bargain go for it.
 

Gmac

Registered User
Thanks Superkarl...

I've worked out that the ride height will be increased by 22mm and the radius by half that! So still undecided! Would prefer to find some 225/40/18's as then I know there will be no issues with rubbing as ther isn't a whole lot of room at the mo. with the 18's
 

superkarl

MAN OF STEEL
your ride height will only increase by 11mm. 5% 225
not the end of the world.
speedo prob wont be more than a few % out either
 

Gmac

Registered User
Ah yes good point! I'm just not too sure how much room I have between top of tyre and body! Will get a ruler out tomorrow! Cheers!
 
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