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    Tyre width???

    Im getting a set of 18's this week, which are either et42 or et45, im not sure if they are 18"x7", 18"x7.5" or 18"x8", how can I find this out when I get the alloys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    how can I find this out when I get the alloys.
    just see what tyres are on there atm or just measure the wheel?

    whats alloys are they? if you know i would guess it would be pretty easy to find out the width on the net,
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    When u get the alloys look on the inside of the rim - most wheels tend to have both the ET & the width stamped on somewhere.

    For instance they could read 7.5J ET42 for a 7.5" wide rim.... They usually have a J next to the width marking but not always....

    As for the suggestion of seeing what tyres are on - is no good as u can fit 215/35/18 for isntance to either 7/7.5/8" rims

    If ur sourcing the tyres seperately then its best u stick to 215/35/18 rubber - ideal size for mk4.... luckily the 42/45 ET is pretty good - especially if its an 8J rim...

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    The alloys are OZ Super T's, and tyres I can choose whatever, 215/35 or 225/40 but listening to everyone on the site I think the 215's are going to fit the best without any rubbing.

    Was thinking of an Eibach lowering kit 30/30mm. Are these good for the Mk4 any views and how much roughly and where to buy these online would be a help.

    Thanks.

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    Eibachs always get good reviews no matter where u are... LMF will probably be the best price wise. Call Steve and the team on 01858 433 599 or check out www.lmfvauxhall.com for details.

    30/30 is a safe bet although far too safe it u ask me... 50/30 is more like it and still IMO not enough at the rear but they get good reviews from most on here.

    Price wise they should be the same for either kit


    Yes, stick with 215/35/18 on the mk4... 225s are best for mk5 etc.

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    Thanks for the info mate, will have to look into the suspension kits. How low is your car, it looks low in the pic in your avatar from what you can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    Thanks for the info mate, will have to look into the suspension kits. How low is your car, it looks low in the pic in your avatar from what you can see.
    Mine's lowered approx 55 front & 50 rear - Ive got a full kit (springs and shockers) Dutch built, TUV approved top notch at a knock down price. £180 delivered! Makers claim 40/30 but mine clearly dropped loads more.

    Heres mine for an idea of what I mean


    I'll PM ya the link as I never post on the forum as certain small minded ppl are quick to judge a lesser known brand without any experience.

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    Will their be any rubbing from the 215/35/18 tyres? Also will I be able to get a full lock on the steering wheel?

    Thanks.

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