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Old 08-08-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default help please: 225/45/18 on 05 WRX w/Eibach

Will this work? I have an 05 WRX with SSR Comps in 18x8. Will the 225/45/18 work, namely the 45 height or will it rub? I'm lowered on Eibach prokits. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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225/40-18 would be closer to the stock rolling diameter, but 225/45 should work. I would go for 40 profile though.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:12 PM   #3
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225/45/18 is REALLY tall, I would say your chance of rubbing is HIGH. Why you want to run that tall of a tire?
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:23 AM   #4
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I just want more protection from my 18's. I'm very heavily contemplating selling them for 17's now but really actually like them too much.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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That's a big gearing difference...that's what would bother me the most. They could probably be made not to rub, but they will still be huge.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:48 PM   #6
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I just want more protection from my 18's. I'm very heavily contemplating selling them for 17's now but really actually like them too much.
I know what you mean, I am in the same boat.......

There is no way around it unfortunately, either you run a small sidewall on the 18, or go to 17 for a bigger sidewall......
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yeah it sucks that NY's roads are so bad. I might get 235/40/18 instead to get that extra LITTLE bit of added lip protection and height compared to my 225/40/18. Would you happen to know which tire brand specifically offers better lip protection and/or a little more height? I know some brands are wider than others even though they're the same sizes. I was looking specifically at Falken ST115's in 235/40/18.
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Would you happen to know which tire brand specifically offers better lip protection and/or a little more height?
no I don't.

235/40/18 is a good way to go
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