From a performance standpoint, the only reason you should ever need to go to a larger diameter is for brake clearance.
not only that, but a 18x8 is a pretty useless size, as it drastically limits tire size choice.
Originally Posted by Speed Assault
Michelin Pilot sport! bought these few months ago, daily driver but very spirited driving and it's been raining past month, the Grip is freaking amazing! Did a dry road, ebrake- U turn drift last week and it was perfect control!
originally, I had decided on the latest Dunlop that was out but I read that the Pilot's were a lot lighter weight. so a $100 more I bought the Michelins
235/17. The only way to be happier is a wider tire.
pilot sport ps2 (the summer tire) are $300/each......a set of those alone puts it OVER op's budget.