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    My current alloys are 215/55/16 and my new ones are 225/40/18
    Will the difference between width 215 and 225 cause any probs?

    How low profile can I go without causing probs?

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    I have 235 on mine and the width doesn't cause a problem in terms of rubbing etc if that's what you mean.

    When you say, how low profile what do you actually mean. There are certain sized tyres for each type of car.

    HTH

    Robbie

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    It was the rubbing I was worried about. An old manager had a renault 5 done up to the nuts but he couldnt put hard lock on because they rubbed. if you say 235's are fine cheers.

    Ive just seen cars with very low profile tyres and wondered whether there were different size tyres for the same alloy ie 225/30/18

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    Not sure on exact sizes, I have 235/35/19 and car lowered 45/40mm and have no problems what so ever! I hope this helps,

    Robbie

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    For 18's you want either 225/45/18 or 225/40/18 mate - they're virtually the same size overall as your current wheels...

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    Thats cool. I read if you mess with the overall diameter you have to have the car recalibrated as the speedo is out.
    Ill go for the recommended 225/40/18 as they will still be lower profile than the pnes I have.

    Cheers guys

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    I've just gone from 235/35/19's to 235/40/18's, the difference in overall diameter is
    0.2mm or 0.29%, theres a tyre size calc here

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    Cheers is there a noticeable difference in ride quality?

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    yep, went from Bridgestone potenzas to those Vredestien sassantas, I've only ever driven the car on 19s as that what i ordered it with,but it was like driving a different car on the way home, so much quieter and nowhere near as harsh, even with the IDS+ on round the back roads near my house....

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    19's are quite harsh, not sure what 18's are like, sure they will be better. Big-Pete will know, think that's why he changed his, ride quality.

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