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00a4
02-08-2011, 02:33 PM
I've gotten no answer to the wheel/tire sections so I guess I'll try here. Just picked up a set of 18x8 RS4 reps, but the tires are shot. I'm probably going with 215/40/18 all seasons. Aiming to spend around 500. What specific tires/ shops are recommended (or that I should stay away from)?

nunya
02-08-2011, 02:37 PM
I've gotten no answer to the wheel/tire sections so I guess I'll try here. Just picked up a set of 18x8 RS4 reps, but the tires are shot. I'm probably going with 215/40/18 all seasons. Aiming to spend around 500. What specific tires/ shops are recommended (or that I should stay away from)?

215? Are you going for the stretched look? I run 235/40/18's on my 18x8.5's. I would think 225's would be a better fit. Tire rack has good reviews, check out what they have. I am not sure you will get anything too good for $500 though.

--dillon

discontained
02-08-2011, 03:09 PM
I got my tires locally for $530 mounted and balanced. I got Nexen N5000; Ultra High Performance Driving-All Season

Mine are 225/45/18

http://www.nexentireusa.com/tires-2/N5000

Congratulati0ns
02-08-2011, 03:15 PM
i liked my hankook v12 ventus...great grip in rain and dry

coolgraymemo
02-08-2011, 04:03 PM
I say you use 225 40's.

Brand wise I am not sure.

J Ozzie
02-08-2011, 04:13 PM
if they still made Falken Aziens St115's id tell you go for those! They are amazing tires both dry and wet! Im gonna see if i can get another set

B6JoeS4
02-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Continental DWS, or Bridgestone RE960AS

00a4
02-09-2011, 05:56 AM
Thanks for the advise. and ya I'm going for stretch. consensus seems to be 215 is too stretched so 225?

runvsofme07
02-09-2011, 06:35 AM
locate a discount tire near you.. then look at the tires they have available for the size u want, go online and search for tires and find them cheaper (hopefully) print out cheaper listing and have discount tire price match.. I've done this multple times saving 50-125 dollars each time..

h4robkr123
02-09-2011, 07:02 AM
215/40 is practically not even a stretch on an 8 inch wheel. I'm running a 205/40/17 on a 17x8 and even then I have an almost nonexistent amount of stretch.

Aragorn
02-09-2011, 07:44 AM
The factory fits 225/45 to the OEM 17x7.5" rims on an S4, so 215 on an 8 is almost certainly stretched when compared with OE.

aledelic42
02-09-2011, 08:06 AM
215/40 on 8" will barely stretch and is closer to stock than 225/40/18

h4robkr123
02-09-2011, 08:16 AM
The factory fits 225/45 to the OEM 17x7.5" rims on an S4, so 215 on an 8 is almost certainly stretched when compared with OE.

False, it will barely stretch, the sidewalls will be slightly off from 90*, so almost a zero amount of stretch. Just because it's a skinnier profile than stock, doesn't mean it will stretch.

00a4
02-09-2011, 02:30 PM
decided 205's. on my old tires, firestone had to replace them after a short life because they forgot to align them. They said they weren't able to align non-stock suspensions (I was on H&R sport springs, I'm on H&R coilovers now). Is this true?

dozanti
02-09-2011, 02:32 PM
my 215/35/18's on my rs4 reps suck....