18" wheels, what tires?

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at waratap.com
Sun Feb 17 17:26:28 EST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eyvind Spangen" <eyvind.spangen at c2i.net>
To: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: 18" wheels, what tires?

> On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 16:44:09 -0500, you wrote:
> >Most likely 235/40R18 would be the right match: Speedo would read about
> >lower.  Is the 18" also 8" rim width like the 17"?
> Yes, it is 8". Same style as the 16" A4 wheel (8-spoke).. Strange
> ET48, and it needs a 10 mm spacer to clear the tie rod end, so I need
> to figure out if I should use 10, 15 or 20 mm spacers..

I have Compomotive 17 x 8 ET 30 shod with 235/45 Sumotomno HTRZII, and
that's a pretty close fit, but I think 20mm spacers may be problematic in
clearing the rear wheel arches (though I've got my winter wheels/tires
mounted right now)-- 15mm would be better, IMO.  I'm sure others will give
you their advice.  Can't say I've seen anyone with 18" wheels on their


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