Tyre Sizes for different models

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Etchings
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Etchings » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:30 pm

One other thing to think about for choosing your rim - availability of tyres!

The 18" 'standard' 215/50/R18 92W are relatively rare so could be a real pig to get hold of. Just something else to consider.
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Vuk1987
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Vuk1987 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Yes there is this also 235/45ZR18 93W
8Jx18 ET42 but that is for another rim since the other is ET45. Actually here in Serbia there is quiet a few 215/50/R18 but not all have the 92w load index and speed index. I am guessing it doesn’t have to be exactly 92w?
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Niggly » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Vuk1987 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Yes there is this also 235/45ZR18 93W
8Jx18 ET42 but that is for another rim since the other is ET45.
I have some Audi wheels in those exact dimensions and have mounted some 245/45 18s on them ready for use after my winter set come off.

Lack of tyre availability becomes a non-issue once you consider the conversion options and tell your insurer you've fitted something suitably legal.
1.0 SE rolling on 18s

jovan2cv
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by jovan2cv » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Hello everyone,

does anyone knows, is it possible to fit tyre, size 215-60/17 on Ateca with 1.4 tsi FWD, so slightly higher side wall then original one ?

Greetings from Serbia !

Jovan

Niggly
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Niggly » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Yes, I think so Jovan. The slightly larger and wider 235/55 17 fits (on a wider rim with same offset/ET). I'm even wondering if there's room for 235/45 19 that's 1.9mm higher still.

If the size fits and allows you to find the pattern you want, I think that's better than having less choice at standard sizes.
1.0 SE rolling on 18s

jovan2cv
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by jovan2cv » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:18 pm

Thanks a lot Niggly, cheers !

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by MBM » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:45 pm

I will be ordering these. They should fit?
Rims 8,5x19 ET45
Tires 225/45/R19
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Niggly » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:17 pm

Should fit OK.
1.0 SE rolling on 18s

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by aggie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:23 pm

Hi bart After reading your post i find my 2018 Xcellence tyre size on 19 inch wheels is the same as yours 235 40 R19 96Y although i might have missed it i can find no reference to size 40 on 19inch wheels. Is this standard and are the tyres readily available? Also, what other sizes can be fitted to 19 inch wheels to give more rubber in contact with the road that would give a more softer ride. I note that my tyres are inflated to 39 psi all round can this pressure be reduced without an adverse effect? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Niggly » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:35 am

You can only realistically increase the size of the tyre's contact patch by choosing a tyre with a wider section width e.g. 245. A slightly taller tyre e.g. one with a larger profile/aspect ratio will only have a microscopically longer contact patch (for the same width). A drop in pressure will increase the footprint but with handling implications.
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