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Old 06-08-13, 20:28
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Why dont you have a look at 235 50 18 they might be the better choice


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Old 06-08-13, 20:36
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Default Re: What profile tyres to use on 18" Audi A3 s line alloys on a T4

I use 45s on mine and its a better ride than with 40s.
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Old 07-08-13, 12:53
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Default Re: What profile tyres to use on 18" Audi A3 s line alloys on a T4

I have just got a set of these (rear wheel) S3 alloys, 18 x 8J.



Currently running 19s, 245 x 40 which gives a sidewall height approx 98mm and is a bit harsh for my every day use.

245/45 would give a sidewall height approx 110mm.

235/50 would give a sidewall height approx 118mm.

I think I am going to go for the latter. Same size as the front of my BMW X3 which also happen to need replaced. 8 tyres... >1000... ouch!

Camskill take some beating for online mail order... 140 for BMW * spec Dunlop 01 SP.

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Default Re: What profile tyres to use on 18" Audi A3 s line alloys on a T4

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I run 235/45/18 accelera tyres - ride is excellent, quiet and I am lowered. tyres still look good visually but provide comfort too.
This is the same size of tyre I'm thinking of getting. Also thinking of lowering my van 50mm.
Was curious as to the height of your van and whether there's any clearance/rubbing issues?
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Old 27-11-13, 15:58
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Default Re: What profile tyres to use on 18" Audi A3 s line alloys on a T4

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I run 235/45/18 accelera tyres - ride is excellent, quiet and I am lowered. tyres still look good visually but provide comfort too.
When I was lowered and on 18" Audi RS6 wheels, I had these. At first I had 245/45/ but they would rub on the front and the ET of the wheel meant they would hit the rear arches a bit...swapped to 235/45 and it was spot on
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Old 27-11-13, 18:07
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Default Re: What profile tyres to use on 18" Audi A3 s line alloys on a T4

Correct rolling radius would be 245/40/18 compared to the standard wheel and tyre.
This is what I have on mine and its a bit bumpy but am planning on renewing the shocks as I think 99,000 miles is plenty for the original shocks and as its lowered 50ish mm they are working pretty hard now.
If the ride does not improve im thinking of going down to 17s for comfort but its going to be hard to part with my Gloss black RS6 18s!
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