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Hi Guys - Have a T5 LWB Auto/Tiptronic 130 HP - want to change standard 16" wheels for 18" - I know 235/45/18 tyres would keep the circumference the same, but would prefer 235/50/18 which would give me roughly 20mm larger wheel circumference. Would this raise my gearing or lower it and would I notice any significant difference on driving?
Also, does anyone have experience of Malmo Pulsio wheels as they appear to be van rated and I like the look of them.
Cheers, Bob.
 

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I have the sportline wheels(old style)went from 16in to 18in with 235/50/18 tyres and it feels a better ride and better grip.Not notice any change in my gearing at all,if anything my speedo is exactly the same as sat nav speedo now
 

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Thanks for your helpful and positive comments.
Another wee question, any opinions on 235/50/18 van rated that give a quiet ride?
 

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Hi on my T28 i am using Falken STZ 01 - 235/50R18 101W XL TL from camskill £128 each,so far happy with them.Check your van load rating to get the correct tyre.
 
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