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Old 08-14-2009, 10:42 AM
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I have 255/40zr/19's on my car right now. Because I am in Canada I will be buying a seperate set of snow tires and wheels.

Can I go to a 18" instead of a 19"?

Not worried about the tire pressure monitors during the winter months...not worth the extra expense unless its truly needed.

What do you guys/gals think?
 
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Diesel A8L View Post
I have 255/40zr/19's on my car right now. Because I am in Canada I will be buying a seperate set of snow tires and wheels.

Can I go to a 18" instead of a 19"?

Not worried about the tire pressure monitors during the winter months...not worth the extra expense unless its truly needed.

What do you guys/gals think?
If your beastie came with 18"ers, stock, then, yes! There's no reason not to, because 19" snow tires cost a ********+.

August is the 1st month of winter, in Canada, right? Runs through to June/July, then starts back up again?!?!?

The ONLY concern, as long as you keep your rolling diameter (check here: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html) the same, is brake clearance. If your car came from teh factory w/18" wheels, you're good. If it came w/19's, prepare to sacrifice a ********.
 
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My mean machine came with 19s. I have yet hear otherwise so it looks like 19" snow tires and rims. Has another heard otherwise?

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Originally Posted by Big Diesel A8L View Post
I have 255/40zr/19's on my car right now. Because I am in Canada I will be buying a seperate set of snow tires and wheels.

Can I go to a 18" instead of a 19"?

Not worried about the tire pressure monitors during the winter months...not worth the extra expense unless its truly needed.

What do you guys/gals think?
You can go with 18", no worries, but make sure you buy good rims, for example I just got a set of 18" genuine A8 rims from an '07 A8 yesterday for $500.00 from a guy who went with 19" for his car. I'll buy the dunlops 3d 255/45/18 winter tires for them and I chose those tires after extended research on winter tires. I hope this would help.
 
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I talked to Audi today. I can run 17x8 with a 43mm offset. Good news.
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Originally Posted by Big Diesel A8L View Post
I talked to Audi today. I can run 17x8 with a 43mm offset. Good news.
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Very small IMO, but whatever you use make sure you use Forged wheels as the OEM are..keep an eye out for Audi nuts changing wheels and buy the OEM's..the A6 7 spoke 18" will also work and look good, don't use Cast wheels on the A6 or 8.
 
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