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    18" Snowflakes on GSi Turbo..

    Hi, am in the process of buying a set of the VXR 18" snowflakes for my MK4 Astra gsi turbo. The wheels come with tyre size 225/40/18 I think. Do I need to change them or will they pop straight on? Also would I need spacers for them to sit nice? Thanx in advance peeps

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    as far as i know you wud be better off gettin them with a 35 profile tyre to be safer but i maybe be mistaken
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    The wheels are a straight fit but I would advise 215/35/18 as I have the 18's off the Mk5 sri and had the do the same, hope this helps!!!

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    as stated... go for 215/35/18 tyres for safe clearance.

    Iv got 18's and had the tyres you mentioned and they pulled my rear arches right out when going over bumps at speed..... i rolled them back but until i could get tyres. since putting on 215/35/18 iv had no problems what so ever...

    even with 3 people in the back and a boot full of suitcases (airport run for the in-laws lol), still no problems

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    Great advice guys thanks. Got them on now on 215/35's and they are great. Had Ace wheels on previous and then League Alchemists, both 18" but 7.5J.. The snowys are 8J and look fab

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    Quote Originally Posted by essex_rob View Post
    going over bumps at speed.....
    i thought the whole idea of a speed bump was to go over them slowly. lol
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