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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and was just wondering if anyone has experienced problems with larger aftermarket wheels? 17" seems a little small to me so I want to start some research before I make any rash decisions. Any info and pics would be much appreciated! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>p.s. this is a repost from the Wheel section. Not sure if this should go in s40 section.
 

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As long as the new 18" wheels and tires maintain the same overall rolling diameter as your current 17" wheel and tire setup you shouldn't see or feel any adverse affects of increasing wheel diameter by only one inch.
 

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If you go with 18s, a 40 profile tire will keep your rolling within 0.7% or so of before, assuming you have 205/50/17s. <p>Check this page for the the Volvo sizes (width/offset are what you need to be worried about, not the diameter). <br><A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/cat/en-GB/S40-V50/styling/alu/default.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...t.htm</A><br>
 

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Thanks for the insight and reference guys. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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