[s-cars] wheel package ?

chris chambers fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 16 10:53:10 PDT 2008


I don't have 18's but figure I would mention what seems
painfully obvious to me.

Bigger wheels with stock tire diameter means less sidewall.
This makes for a harsher ride, and tires/wheels that are
more susceptible to damage.

All that makes me wonder why you would pay more money to
set yourself up for bent wheels and potentially damaged tires.

I personally don't see anything to gain by going with 18's.

Do they look goofy, well that's up to each person to decide.
I would vote yes they would look goofy.


--- ron kirkham <rkaudifool at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I hate to start a volitile thread like this, but I need to tap the
> list
> wisdom.
> I have an opportunity to buy a full set of wheels and tires that are
> 18x8
> with 42mm offset and currently have 225/40/18 tires mounted.  I want
> to put
> these on my 95 S6A.
> Will this offset and tire size work on my car?
> I know many have said that an 18 is too big for these cars, but I'd
> love to
> hear from anyone who may be running 18's, and get their thoughts. 
> Other
> than the obvious additional weight and additional cost to buy new
> rubber,
> what are the drawbacks of running 18's?  Are they just too big and
> look
> goofy?  Unfortunately, I won't have the luxury of test fitting before
> I buy
> which would answer all my questions.
> The car has the Euro springs and Bilstein Sports, so it's about 1/2"
> lower
> than stock.  I don't track the car, so that is not a concern.
> Any thoughts appreciated.
> Ron
> 95 S6A
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