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    tyre size

    ive currently got 18"s running on 215/35/18 at present, but thinking of geting some new wheels with 215/40/18 tyres on. My cars dropped about 35mm at the moment, so will going to a slightly bigger size tyre cause it to rub or catch anywhere? all help is appricated

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    from reading other threads I don't think it will mate, it's only if you went wider ie 225 instead of 215 as thats what mine has got on and without being lowered still rubs. So 215/40/18 will be fine

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    whats the difference between the 35 and the 40?... apart from the obvious of course... lol. Will it make the ride more comfy?
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    less comfy as your bringing the road surface closer to the wheel, the bigger profile gives a softer drive

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    so i would get away with 40's?

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    yes mate but make sure you stick to 215s as opposed to 225s

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC Jam View Post
    whats the difference between the 35 and the 40?... apart from the obvious of course... lol. Will it make the ride more comfy?
    Yes 40's will give a more comfy ride, but there is more chance of the rubbing, as you are making the overall size of the wheel bigger (5% bigger).

    Depending on wheel width/offset and how much you have lowered, you may get away without rubbing. Though if you are lowering a 35 profile would be better. Just use the 40's till they need changing, then get the proper size when they do

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    less comfy as your bringing the road surface closer to the wheel, the bigger profile gives a softer drive
    40 is a bigger profile than 35, so the ride will be more comfy, not less.

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    ^^ thats what I meant just didn't word it right.... sorry

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