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hi guys,

im a newbie so bear with me,
just bought my first t4 prodject a month ago and am stocking up on parts while i wait for some better weather so i can get cracking!
need some help on what tyres to put on my new alloys, theres to much choice!

these are audi TT RS alloys, 18" x 8j. et 45. 5x112 pcd
what tyres will best fit these and will i need spayers?
thanks in advance!
dan
 

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had something similar and youll be looking at 225/40/18 but dont just buy car tyres unless there extra load ones
nice rims tho matey
 

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hi guys,

im a newbie so bear with me,
just bought my first t4 prodject a month ago and am stocking up on parts while i wait for some better weather so i can get cracking!
need some help on what tyres to put on my new alloys, theres to much choice!

these are audi TT RS alloys, 18" x 8j. et 45. 5x112 pcd
what tyres will best fit these and will i need spayers?
thanks in advance!
dan
How low are you going to drop the van?
Buy decent springs, Eibach from Tidy Transporters are worth the money.
The cheap ebay ones are good to look at but rubbish under any load.
ET45 rims keep the wheel nicely inside the van but anything larger than a 235 width tyre will - once lowered say 55mm - rub the rear arches hard cornering or potholes! But you could get the arches rolled to acommodate a wider rear 245 or 255 perhaps...
Nice rims bud ... T:
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Cheers guys,
I was thinking a 225/45 tyre would be best but seen lots of different sizes so got a bit confused!
Gonna lower no more than 60mm, to may speed bumps where I live! Had that prob with my old mk3 golf, beat the sump to bits!
Don't think the budget will stretch rolling the arches just yet, its tight as it is.

What max load on tyres is best, 600kg or 900kg?
Not going all out camper in back, more like weekend van so just a bench seat, table, steroids and a big fridge for beer!
Will I get away with 600kg ones?

Thanks again
 

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Nice looking wheels T:

600kg isnt enough, you need 690kg plus per corner at least :ILU:

225 40's are fine if extra load but your probably safer with the 225 45's.

Like you said there's so much choice, i run 245 40 18 rear and 235 40 18 front currently, smallest tyre i hav run was a 235 35 19 :eek: Take it from me, if you can sqeeze them on bigger is better ;)

Good luck :cool:
 

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225/40r18 is too small!!!

Go for;

225/45r18
235/40r18
245/40r18

And, as mentioned before, get them in an XL load index (most will be anyway, but worth checking).
 

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Cheers for all the help guys, gonna get some quotes 2mro.
First stop tyre garage, second stop local breakers for some zr turbo seats!
Thanks again!
 

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i run 225/45 XL on my alloys SPOT ON and mine are 35 offset so yours will be more tucked in . Tried 40's once ... too harsh and 45's fill the arch better T:
 

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Right guys, I've found some tyres, will they fit?
245/40/18 98Y pirelli nero part worn with 6mm tread on all 4, £100.
235/45s new were cheepest £117 EACH! (khumo's)
Gonna lower 55mm.
Will these tyres be ok with the et45 offset?
Thanks in advance,
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those rims look great. I've had less choice over here, but found some 18's and I'm going with these tyres
235/40/ZR18 91W Sumitomo HTRZ
Gonna see how they fill the arches before i decide whether to lower or not. I'm hoping i'll be happy enough without as i wouldn't mind retaining the clearance and keeping the ride a little softer, especially with the lower profile tyre.
Am i right in thinking i'll have a similar overall diameter as on my standard 15's? Will it affect my speedo?
 
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