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Old 02-01-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default What Tire size should i get for 18 x 8.5 rims ?

Local tire shop said i should get 245/45 which would look like baloons ..His defense was that we have crappy roads and it would protect the rims. Whats the best size for bad street surfaces and bumpy roads .
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:20 AM   #2
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Default 245/45?! you sure he didn't mean 245/40?

245/45 is the wrong rolling diameter.

you *could* do 245/40 but 235/40 will look a lot better.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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Default 225-40-18 Y or Z rated

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19" x 8.5" Nuvolari Concept Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires
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Diesel Geek Ultra Short Shifter
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:23 AM   #4
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Default 8.5 inches is 225mm why in god's name would he tell you to get tires that would stick out (more)

Trust me, I have stock 18x8.5 rims, and I have stock 225-40-18 tires. They fit just perfect and they look good. No problems with rim damage.
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2003 TT 225 Quattro Coupe' Dolomite/Aviator

MODS:
revo
ModShack Stage III (TTDA, MoFo, 4Bar, BM)
19" x 8.5" Nuvolari Concept Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires
OSIR Smoked Corners
Silver Headlight housings
OSIR Telson
OEM 3.2 rear valance
Bilstein Sports
Eibach Springs
1/2 K-Mac
Forge 007 DV
AWE Boost Gauge
PIAA Fogs
GadgeTT
Forge Strut-top, oil, and water covers
Diesel Geek Ultra Short Shifter
Dietrich GT2 Front Bumper
PPI Rear Bumper
Smoked Side Markers
Custom Grilles
Audi Sport badge valve stem caps
Spacers (8mm front and 14mm rear)
Borla Exhaust

NEED TO ORDER: (AKA, what's left in the plan)
Forge FMIC (with red hoses)
Samco hoses (red)
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:23 AM   #5
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Default 225 will look pretty stretched on an 8.5" wide rim ...

consider that audi uses 225 on 7.5" wide rims. 235 will look more natural imho.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:24 AM   #6
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Default no they don't.... that's what I have and it was stock

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2003 TT 225 Quattro Coupe' Dolomite/Aviator

MODS:
revo
ModShack Stage III (TTDA, MoFo, 4Bar, BM)
19" x 8.5" Nuvolari Concept Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires
OSIR Smoked Corners
Silver Headlight housings
OSIR Telson
OEM 3.2 rear valance
Bilstein Sports
Eibach Springs
1/2 K-Mac
Forge 007 DV
AWE Boost Gauge
PIAA Fogs
GadgeTT
Forge Strut-top, oil, and water covers
Diesel Geek Ultra Short Shifter
Dietrich GT2 Front Bumper
PPI Rear Bumper
Smoked Side Markers
Custom Grilles
Audi Sport badge valve stem caps
Spacers (8mm front and 14mm rear)
Borla Exhaust

NEED TO ORDER: (AKA, what's left in the plan)
Forge FMIC (with red hoses)
Samco hoses (red)
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:25 AM   #7
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Default actually, 8.5 inches is 215.9mm.

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Old 02-01-2004, 07:26 AM   #8
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Default what oem audi tt rim is 8.5" wide?

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Old 02-01-2004, 07:27 AM   #9
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Default THIS is a 225-40-18 ContiSportContact2 on my stock 18x18.5 rims.... NO STRETCH!

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2003 TT 225 Quattro Coupe' Dolomite/Aviator

MODS:
revo
ModShack Stage III (TTDA, MoFo, 4Bar, BM)
19" x 8.5" Nuvolari Concept Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires
OSIR Smoked Corners
Silver Headlight housings
OSIR Telson
OEM 3.2 rear valance
Bilstein Sports
Eibach Springs
1/2 K-Mac
Forge 007 DV
AWE Boost Gauge
PIAA Fogs
GadgeTT
Forge Strut-top, oil, and water covers
Diesel Geek Ultra Short Shifter
Dietrich GT2 Front Bumper
PPI Rear Bumper
Smoked Side Markers
Custom Grilles
Audi Sport badge valve stem caps
Spacers (8mm front and 14mm rear)
Borla Exhaust

NEED TO ORDER: (AKA, what's left in the plan)
Forge FMIC (with red hoses)
Samco hoses (red)
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:28 AM   #10
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Default look at my post above....

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HELP TO CREATE THE INTERACTIVE AUDI TT CUSTOMIZATION PROJECT -INSTRUCTIONS-
2003 TT 225 Quattro Coupe' Dolomite/Aviator

MODS:
revo
ModShack Stage III (TTDA, MoFo, 4Bar, BM)
19" x 8.5" Nuvolari Concept Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires
OSIR Smoked Corners
Silver Headlight housings
OSIR Telson
OEM 3.2 rear valance
Bilstein Sports
Eibach Springs
1/2 K-Mac
Forge 007 DV
AWE Boost Gauge
PIAA Fogs
GadgeTT
Forge Strut-top, oil, and water covers
Diesel Geek Ultra Short Shifter
Dietrich GT2 Front Bumper
PPI Rear Bumper
Smoked Side Markers
Custom Grilles
Audi Sport badge valve stem caps
Spacers (8mm front and 14mm rear)
Borla Exhaust

NEED TO ORDER: (AKA, what's left in the plan)
Forge FMIC (with red hoses)
Samco hoses (red)
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