Downsizing from 19s to 18s ??

R.Bot

Active Member
Oct 30, 2019
20
13
I'm considering downsizing wheels from the 235/35/19 to 235/40/18, primary reason being hopefully improved comfort on neglected roads and as a secondary bonus tyres are a bit cheaper. Has anyone with a cupra st done this and is there any noticeable difference when driving on a crummy road surface/was it worth it? Looking at BBS SR 8x18 et45. Thanks.
 

eltawater

Full and wholesome member
May 1, 2008
280
32
I move from 19s to 18s for winter. Can't say I see much comfort difference, main difference is the tyre cost :D
 

Mikertroid

Active Member
May 31, 2019
123
33
I have a set of Dezent TZ 7.5J x 18s arriving this week, fitting Goodyear Vector 4seasons G3 225/40 R18s. Massive difference in cost too Compared to the stock size tyres.

Seem to be OEM spec for winter wheel/tyre combo. I plan to use them all year round as my 65 each-way commute is just too rough for the 19s.
 

jt20vt

Active Member
Sep 17, 2010
129
17
18s will be fine and others have had similar wheel offset with 19s. I currently run 17s on a 225/45 with et 50 as they are oem wheels fitted to my cupra st as a winter wheel setup so will be fitting them back on soon.
 

Butty

Active Member
Sep 7, 2018
105
31
Yup, I changed down to 225/40/18 on a Cupra ST and they've stayed on every since. The 19's will be refitted when it comes to selling up. I don't miss them at all as there has been no obvious downside to the change.
I swapped to some Audi S line wheels so there were no fitting issues.
 

R.Bot

Active Member
Oct 30, 2019
20
13
Thanks for the replies and points raised. Made my mind up to go ahead. Going to keep the 19s with some tread on in storage, for when time comes to move on. BBS can then be sold to recoup some cost or kept for next car which will probably be something from vwag anyway.
 

Mr Pig

Active Member
Jun 17, 2015
1,856
560
I recently put 16'' winter wheels on our FR which normally wears 18'' wheels. The difference in ride and handling is slight, it's the suspension that matters.
 

Zer0

Active Member
Jun 22, 2019
464
220
  • Like
Reactions: NotSoSimple
SEATCUPRA.NET Forum merchandise