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Old 25th January 2006, 14:36   #16
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Beemer, the RS comes standard with 16" wheels. Its ride quality is still fantastic. And the improvement is handling is really worth the upsize, especially for the 1.8T. That it looks good is a bonus.
Rtech ,i recently test drove both ,the rider 1.9tdi and the RS and let me tell you i did find the difference in the ride quality ,1.9tdi wer better than the RS on our rough roads .
If you call it fantastic than IMO the 1.9tdi is one step ahead ,its exemplary .
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Old 25th January 2006, 16:30   #17
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Well, I guess we look for different things in the ride then.

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If you call it fantastic than IMO the 1.9tdi is one step ahead ,its exemplary .
Lol. I would agree on that!
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Old 25th January 2006, 16:36   #18
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I want to get alloys/ tires for my new Octavia. Looking for your inputs... esp. from Octavia owners that have upsized.

To reiterate: my real worry is a bad ass ride. This is a daily driver. Not some whacked out wannabe drag racer job. No offence.

Thanks.
Here's another long wheel upsizing thread (Why do we get carried away with the looks of big ,huge alloys ?), that might help you decide!
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Old 25th January 2006, 17:23   #19
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i wonder wether at times 225's touch the inner part of the wheel well in the octavia, a friend removed his cause he said they did and also reduced his turning circle radius. I wonder if anyone else faced this problem??!!
My octavia runs on stock steel rims but i did upgrade the tyres t 205's recently since it's already run 70k plus...
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Thanks guys!

Always get solid advice around here.
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Old 27th January 2006, 12:35   #21
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i wonder wether at times 225's touch the inner part of the wheel well in the octavia, a friend removed his cause he said they did and also reduced his turning circle radius. I wonder if anyone else faced this problem??!!
No, 225 would not touch, even 245 doesnt, 255s might. Your friend was misinformed.
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thanx. just the info i needed. any experience with 215/55/16 tyre brands aside from arush s [budget no concern] suggestion.
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Old 31st March 2006, 08:35   #23
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I just upgraded my tdi from the earlier Silverstone FTZ 235/45/R17 to Dunlop Sport FM901 225/45/R17. The handling is so much better! i really like these tires.
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Question Same Q .. 15 or 16 inchers ??

After reading the reviews on TBHP ,i went and had a drive of VRS once again(espically on bad roads) ,to feel the ride quality ,though there was a minor difference between the two(tdi and VRS) but i thought i could live with the ride quality of the VRS(it was impressive too) and had decided to go in for the VRS alloys but ...

I recently had a word with one of the Skodas senior technical persons(Aurangabad) to know/conform the pros and cons of putting in 16 incher alloys(the same/original ones that on VRS) in the 1.9tdi Octavia and as expected i was told not to fit 16 inchers.

I immideatly asked WHY and reminded him that Skoda India is fitting the same alloys on the VRs ,i asked him what if i go in for the same 16 inchers VRS alloys ,would i get the same ride quality as on VRS ?

the answer was NO, "cos the suspension settings in the VRS is different than in 1.9 tdi ..The VRS has a "Bad road package"(thats what they call it) which the diesel octavias and the 1.8 petrol riders dont" and it was confirmed when i saw it myself at the dealership .. YES ,there is a difference in the suspension set up ..

Now i am really really confused whether to stick with 15 or go in for the VRS alloys ??

My head says to stick with 15 but let me be honest with you that my heart is still drooling over the VRS alloys ...

What to do guys ? My heart says to go in for the 16 inchers but deep inside i fear that tomorrow i may kick myself whenever the car would run over potholes/bad roads cos the ride quality has always been one of my deciding factors when hunting for a car ..

Guys ,the big Q here is ,Will the ride quality deteriorate if i go in for the Original 16 inchers ??

Pls help !!

Thanx in adv .
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HI Kroner
i've got 225/45R17 in my 1.9Tdi
and telling u frankly its not at all good for the car.
they r made only for the looks...
not comfortable at all.
i would prefer u to go for the 215/55 R16 ones....
i think this is the best upgrade for Octavia on our roads....
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Old 1st April 2006, 15:06   #26
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i would recommend you to fit the 16inchers and not the 17inchers as they will make the suspension work very hard
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Old 29th March 2007, 16:34   #27
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very interesting to see so many diff opinions.. from my personal experience i would not mess with the alloy size i feel 16' serves both purposes looks and handling.
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Old 23rd April 2007, 14:08   #28
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Hi,

17" wheels will be ok ........
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A lot of the ride quality also depends on the rubber used. I recently upgraded to 16 inchers on my Vtec fully-ready for a harsh ride...but surprisingly the ride is very compliant!! Rtech and Mad Monkey will attest to that...in fact, Rtech commented that it was pretty close to the old 14 inch setup.
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Old 8th February 2008, 22:30   #30
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How about 205/55/R15 for 1.8 TPI?

Reason for asking this : I already have 205/55/R15 yokohama s-drives on my fusion. Planning to buy 1.8 TPI. these tyres are new (hardly done around 3K) and I would like to reuse them rather than buying a new set.
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