S3 good 159 now
around 260hp V good
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: United Kingdom
147 17”tyre and rim update
Thanks Whatmoretyres for the 17”GT rims, they look great. Have now ordered Eibach 30mm lowering spring kit as car sits high as you can see.
The 17” rims have 215/45/17 tyres which has been suggested as correct however if you stand these tyres next to a 156 16” wheel the outside diameter is the same. If you stand it next to a 156 15” wheel the diameter is the same,
BUT if you stand it beside the standard 147 15” alloy wheel and tyre, the overall diameter is bigger by 1”.
Question, should the tyres actually be 215/40/17?
If not then won't the speedo be reading slow, will it need recalibrating and how?
What have other AO members experienced?
Finally where can I get a boot spoiler? E-bay ones are c--p.