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So I've decided to ditch my 17" Devonports (because they are silver) and decided on some nice graphite 18" jobbies, looking at tyre choices until my head is spinning, 255-55-18 seems to be the go to size but looking at 245-45-18 means I can get my favoured Michelin Primacy's.
So will these be ok or are they too small/ narrow I'm quite confused by all these numbers o_O...
 

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You don't mention what tyre size you're running at the minute or what width the new 18s are. Have a look on https://www.willtheyfit.com/ - you can enter the rim size/width (and offset) as well as tyre sizes and it'll show how much bigger/smaller the various tyre options will end up.
 

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255/45-18 is the correct size to be the same rolling radius as std.

It used to be easy to insert a picture!
 

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I'm running uniroyal rainsport 3s at the moment. 255/45/18 don't have any complaints about them so far and they're reasonably priced.
 

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This all sounds a bit strange. Stock sportline 8.0J x 18" wheels are ET53. Deliberately changing the offset by 20mm will have marked effect on the handling. Torque steer and braking wobble will be worse too.

I see there are 2 versions? Only the ET32 is rated to 1660kg per axle (>T32 load). I think 1490kg is too low for any T5?

245/55R18 isn't a readily available size either. 255/45R18 is common and easy to get when you're away from home.

This just isn't something I'd gamble with when a T5 is so a nice vehicle to drive?

18 x8
ET 32 (5x120) 82 Centre Bore Load 830 Kg


18 x8
ET 44 (5x120) 82 Centre Bore Load 745 Kg
 
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