The definitive tyre / wheel size thread

Vantagemech

Member
Is anyone running 45 profile tyres on the sport wheels? I just wondered if they give a noticeable change in ride and if they rub.
Im assuming they will rub if the car was lowered?
 

damadgeruk

Moderator
Is anyone running 45 profile tyres on the sport wheels? I just wondered if they give a noticeable change in ride and if they rub.
Im assuming they will rub if the car was lowered?
Wife's TDI Sport is on original wheels with 205/45R17 Toyos. It rubs slightly on full lock and slightly on the rear though only when heavy(it's our tow car). Noticeably softer than 40 profile (IMO).
 

Vantagemech

Member
Wife's TDI Sport is on original wheels with 205/45R17 Toyos. It rubs slightly on full lock and slightly on the rear though only when heavy(it's our tow car). Noticeably softer than 40 profile (IMO).
Thanks for that. Ive searched for alternative wheels but realised I have a full set of albeit bent 17's. Id rather get them straightened and stick 45's on than run a set I didnt like the look of. Im looking at £150 for a (replacement 2nd hand) wheel and tyre , where I could put that to refurbing a damaged set. This week was my first ever pothole induced blowout since I started driving - 33 years!
 

jetboy

A2OC Donor
I'm on my second set of 205/45R17 Uniroyal RainSport 3s. A definite improvement in comfort, without sacrificing the Sport handling. No rubbing.
 

Vantagemech

Member
I'm on my second set of 205/45R17 Uniroyal RainSport 3s. A definite improvement in comfort, without sacrificing the Sport handling. No rubbing.
I blew a RS3 on Friday, just took a photo of the crater which amazingly has been hastily filled with tarmac...
 

TYN

Member
Could someone help me out with pictures of an A2 on 16" TT mk1 wheels? I'm deciding on tyre size and would be great to have see how they fill the arches.

I previously found on this forum pictures of both a black and a silver A2 on those wheels, but I can't for the life of me find these again..

It's these wheels:
 
My wider wheels rubbed and cut through my abs sensor wires.
So make sure they are clearly tucked out the way when adding new wheels people!
 

t42

A2OC Donor
Could someone help me out with pictures of an A2 on 16" TT mk1 wheels? I'm deciding on tyre size and would be great to have see how they fill the arches.

I previously found on this forum pictures of both a black and a silver A2 on those wheels, but I can't for the life of me find these again..

It's these wheels:
There's a photo in this thread.
 

damadgeruk

Moderator
Hi lookinb at a set of A1 sport wheels will these fit my A2 SE . May have already asked this before but can’t find a reply. Think they are the same wheels I have seen on a blue A2 on this page. Thanks John
Yes they fit (and look great IMO), pretty heavy though. They're readily available in the usual places, I had mine delivered from a Gumtree seller with premium tyres with 6ish mm tread for under £200 though prices vary a lot. Offset is ET31 IIRC which pushes them out a bit.
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Top is A1 sport alloys(215), second is A2 sport(205), third is SE alloys with 185 tyres.
 
Yes they fit (and look great IMO), pretty heavy though. They're readily available in the usual places, I had mine delivered from a Gumtree seller with premium tyres with 6ish mm tread for under £200 though prices vary a lot. Offset is ET31 IIRC which pushes them out a bit.
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Top is A1 sport alloys(215), second is A2 sport(205), third is SE alloys with 185 tyres.
Thank you. Do you have a picture of it side on? Our A2 is also Silver and want to see what they look like. The set I have my eye on are currently £120 but 2 of em will need a refurb at some point in the future, nothing major just some minor edge grinding
 

Cenick

Member
Thank you. Do you have a picture of it side on? Our A2 is also Silver and want to see what they look like. The set I have my eye on are currently £120 but 2 of em will need a refurb at some point in the future, nothing major just some minor edge grinding
Here’s a couple of photos from my old A2








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