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Hi guys.

I have a mk4 R32 with standard 18" alloys and currently running 225/40 18s Perelli tyres.

I installed a set of porsche brakes and now have to run a 17mm spacer to allow the alloys to fit however this poked the tyre just too close to the arch so am going to change the tyres to something with a bit of stretch to tuck the tyre inside the arch.

Has anyone had this issue and if so what tyre make and size was the solution. I had thought a 215/40 but not sure what brand provides a good stretch for this. Falcon maybe?

If anyone has any pics or knowledge on this id appreciate it.

Many thanks

Paul
 

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Hi guys.

I have a mk4 R32 with standard 18" alloys and currently running 225/40 18s Perelli tyres.

I installed a set of porsche brakes and now have to run a 17mm spacer to allow the alloys to fit however this poked the tyre just too close to the arch so am going to change the tyres to something with a bit of stretch to tuck the tyre inside the arch.

Has anyone had this issue and if so what tyre make and size was the solution. I had thought a 215/40 but not sure what brand provides a good stretch for this. Falcon maybe?

If anyone has any pics or knowledge on this id appreciate it.

Many thanks

Paul
The solution is to scrap the 17mm spacers and go for 15mm spacers
money well saved rather than spending on new rubber
 

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Yeah as above you can get away with 13. Your ET needs to brought down to 23 to clear 6-pots. Changing the profile of the tyre would mean different RR and that would upset the Haldex!
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Your getting very cheeky young man
 
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