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Thread: Ouch my back... how do you guys do it?

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    Default Ouch my back... how do you guys do it?

    Just put some 18" alloys on the car with 215/35/18 and 225/35/18 tyes and by christ is the ride rough, feels like it's running on elastic bands, hit a pebal and feel like it's hitting a crator and bad road noise.

    How do you guys out with such low profile tyres, even worse on 19" and 20" rims I'd imagine......

    Think they'll be coming off the next dry day as I value my spine too much lol

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    I used 235/40/18 Lee, with lowered suspension... better than riding on 19s anyway, sold them after pothole season last year..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Go slow and avoid everything... I'd have 20's me lol

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    ive got 19's and wouldnt change them ever lol
    Last edited by RBH; 9th May 2012 at 15:46.

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    the tyres are too small, you should be using 225/45/18's
    No wonder its a hard ride!

    The size you are using is not recommend and could invalidate your insurance, also cause issues with the ABS as they are running with the wrong diameter
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    Just what ^^^^ He said ................ Sidewalls are far to small !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    235/40/18`s are closer to original diameter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsDragon View Post
    235/40/18`s are closer to original diameter...

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    There is no mention of 225/40/18's in the handbook so they are still not recommended and I refer back to my first post regarding insurance.
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    Heres a pic to compare to yours,

    18sprofile.jpg

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