We're about ready to order our new S and i'd like to have thought a good bit about the wheels, while it's being built.
We'll be going for the stock 16's and upgrading when we get the car, or soon after.
We test drove an S with 17's on i today and i thought it was softer than i expected even with the run-flat's, so i believe i have a bit more scope now and thinking the 17's would have been firm enough.
Now i'm considering 18's with 205/40 non run-flat tyres, as well as 17's.
I'll be keeping to the OE style wheels and looking at maybe the R109 or R105 wheels. Trouble is, i don't want to get the 18's on and think it needs lowered....i'm not getting into modifying again!
Do many people run the S with 18's, or are the majority of them lowered?
People interested in 18" wheels are often those who like their car to look a little bit slicker and meaner, so lowering is common. However, having seen R105's on an R56, I feel it doesn't "need" lowering. You could do, and it looks good, but it doesn't look out of place or anything.
The 18's fill the arches very nicely. Just do a search for member galleries if you need some visuals
yeah there is a lock limiter kit which reduces your full lock for 18's - I have it on my R56 and had it on my last S, but don't find it really reduces it that much tbh. I know people that haven't bothered with it too though
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