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Upgrading wheels without changing suspension

Alicia Feb 1, 2019

  1. Alicia

    Alicia Registered User

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    Just looking for opinions here.

    I have an A3 8V Sport which has 17” wheels as standard, 225/45/17 tyres. I’m looking to change to 18” wheels soon, 225/40/18 tyres, but don’t really want to be lowering the suspension quite yet. I’m wondering if anyone else has done this and if it still looks okay as I don’t want it to be looking too high.

    I might eventually lower it, but not anytime soon. So until then, I’d still like it to look somewhat decent and not like it’s on stilts.
     
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  3. dannyboy1985

    dannyboy1985 Registered User

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    Shouldn’t look or be any higher as the diameter of wheel and tyre isn’t changing.
     
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    Lehn The van man

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  5. Khufu

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    if you go to a lower profile tyre even if the rolling radius is the same there is an optical effect where it looks higher even though its not changed.
     
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