Hi, im trying to buy some new alloy wheels and tyres for my 1999 2.0SRi 3 door. You think it would be straight forward!
So far I have been supplied wrongly with 8.5x18 with 215/35R18 fitted! As you can imagine the wheel rims protruded by 5mm! on the inner and outer rims from the tyre walls, so they were sent back at cost by me; but that is a different story for some other time.
So I have seen some other alloys. If I purchase some 8x18 with 225/35R18 will the tyre offer some protection to the alloy and Kerbing and will they fit ok i.e. no fouling the wheels arches and suspension struts. Also I am planning to lower the car so again will 225/35R18 on 8x18 rim still clear the suspension and arches.
All advise is welcome, please help (PS I read the car bible on this site to which I found very informative as it explains the ’J’ and et figures etc). Lookforward to you advise. cheers Mel