Originally Posted by wirthless
I havent bougth new tires yet, I got them used with 5% tire life, im thinking 235s or 245s, being that its e48 and 18x8 theyre will be no issues with rubbing so idk yet..just not sure if im going to Plasti dip them now or after I put new tires on them..Stock sti 18x8 rims run 225/40/18 and figured I would make them fit, look, ride as nice as I could
08-13 STIs run 18x8.5 (245/40/18) setup. You can get away with a 225/40/18 on an 18x8 wheel, but it would be smaller in diameter than your stock wheel/tire setup. Just grab 235/40/18s and you'll be fine. 245/40/18 is the absolute maximum you would want to run on an 18x8 wheel and it's overkill in my opinion.