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OK, picking myself up a set of audi tt competitions nrxt week, want a nice low profile tyre but not too low profile, just enough to make the tyres look wide and show off the alloys better, anyone got any recomendations? they are 225/45/17 at the moment, dont look to fly if you know what i mean.
 

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Hi I have a set of 205 40 17 on my wheels ATM and I'm looking to get some tyres the size you have would you be interested in a swap or selling yours once you get
New tyres ?

Thanks , jamie
 

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I have had all of the above sizes on my various sets of TT comps over the past couple years.

215/45/17 Is what I run with. Like it the most.

PICTURES!!

205/40/17 looks like this.

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215/45/17 looks like this.

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225/45/17 looks like this.

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The pictures arn't the best. Ill go borrow one from wallaces build to get a better look at the 225s. From the pictures the difference between 225 and 215 doesnt look like much but in real life it's enough. There is a thread on VW vortex devoted to mk4's on TT comps. 30 odd pages. You will find everything you need to know in there.

Ill try get a picture of a 225 tyre beside my 215s at the weekend if i remember.

To run the 205/40/17's you need to be slammed. FACT

Hope this helps and its not too late. [;)]

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4174311
 

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205/40/17 will give you too small a rolling radius, that is what would be run on e.g. MK3 Golf.

Running the wrong rolling radius (i.e. total height/2 of wheel and tyre) will cause errors in your speedo read out etc.
 

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205/40/17 will give you too small a rolling radius, that is what would be run on e.g. MK3 Golf.

Running the wrong rolling radius (i.e. total height/2 of wheel and tyre) will cause errors in your speedo read out etc.
This is true.
Throws it out a good bit actually.
 

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The pictures arn't the best. Ill go borrow one from wallaces build to get a better look at the 225s. From the pictures the difference between 225 and 215 doesnt look like much but in real life it's enough. There is a thread on VW vortex devoted to mk4's on TT comps. 30 odd pages. You will find everything you need to know in there.

Ill try get a picture of a 225 tyre beside my 215s at the weekend if i remember.

To run the 205/40/17's you need to be slammed. FACT

Hope this helps and its not too late.
I totaly agree with you the 40's look better but it has to be droped on it arse. but i like the 45's as i am not lowered that much.

myn with 225/45 on forgive the the filthy shots busy boy me don't get time to clean it some times lol

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as said you have to be really low to pull off 205/40/17 thats what im running and personally i still dont think im low enough to look totally right and im hitting cats eyes on the motorway...

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thanks for all the posts guys, a real help. pickin the wheels up saturday, might be a while before i put them on, a refurb job is needed on them.
SNAP lol when i have some time i need to do myn two are really bad and these are old shot so worse lol going to sand down and just spray the inside and edges black/gunmetal

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The guy I am buying the TT Comps off wont have them for a few weeks, he bought a set of rs6s in a classifieds and got them delivered, cracks in 2 of them, sick or what. the pictures in the ad are totally different than what he got delivered.

Rhe TT Comps need a bit of work, they have that milky flaking going on, so im gonna strip the lacquer back and polish them. I have a question tho. Do i lacquer them after I polish them? Will the lacquer take the mirror finish away and If i dont lacquer them, are they high maintenance to keep them looking mirrror finish?

Thanks in adance guys
 
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