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159 1.8 rim size

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Im a new 159 1.8MPI owner.

The wheels come with 215/55 16 and I would like to replace the wheels with 18 inches. Do you think that, would it strain the performance? Or 17 225/50 should be the limit for a 140 hp engine.

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Re: 159 1.8 rim size

imo 18" would be ok, but 17" would be better as you said youself, it could strain performance having overly large wheels on there..
personally I'd get 17" wheels and then lower the car slightly to remove the gap giving a similar effect to having larger wheels filling the arches..
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Re: 159 1.8 rim size

Ive got a 1.8 as well (welcome buddy!) mine came fitted with 18" horse shoes, cant answer whether they lower performance (i havent tried a 1.8 with 16" wheels), but for a 1.8 i think performance of my car is good.

I think what minor difference if any you would lose in acceleration you would more than compensate for with better handling, and better appearance.

p.s. keep in touch, there's not many of us 1.8 ers out there!
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Re: 159 1.8 rim size

i'am also a 1.8 owner.I have 17 inch wheels.The only think that i would like to change is the springs to lower my car.Sorry for my english
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The 18s are 235/45 R18


17s are: 7,5 x 17" 225/50 R 17

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