Originally Posted by mav1c
They're cheap Chinese tires. Why do you think they cost so little? They won't have good grip anywhere (dry or wet), and will be more prone to damage (week sidewall). The Hankooks aren't much better, but they're a little better.
I'd still recommend getting the 17x9 +42 DPT with 245/40-17 tires.
The Hankook V12s don't tend to run wide AFAIK.
Hmm.. the difference between the crappy Chinese and a little better hankooks is a $220 difference.
Here are the specs comparing the 17x9 +42 and the 18x9.5 +35
Only difference really is that the 18x9.5 sticks out half an inch further..(leaves even more room for suspension than the 17x9's)