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Old 06-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default 18x80 or 18x75 for 235/40 rubber??

I will never go wider than 235 and want a light set-up.

Any trade-offs running the lighter 18x7.5 wheel on 235 rubber? What would the advantage be?, if any, of running the heavier 18x8.0? Better longetivity since rubber would sit flatter? Also, I guess the 18x8.0 will have better resale value.

I figure the delta weight 18x7.5 vs 18x8.0 is 1lb so not negligible.

This will go on '07 Forester XTi.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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why would you buy a wheel that's narrower than your stock wheel in the first place? if you're so concerned about weight, why not go with a 17" wheel instead? if you're going to spend money, at least buy a wheel that's as wide if not wider than what your car already came with.

fyi, my 18x8.5 only weigh 17lbs per
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why would you buy a wheel that's narrower than your stock wheel in the first place? if you're so concerned about weight, why not go with a 17" wheel instead? if you're going to spend money, at least buy a wheel that's as wide if not wider than what your car already came with.

fyi, my 18x8.5 only weigh 17lbs per
Fixed, this is for a Forester XTi
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I think 80" or 75" wide wheels would look ridiculous, not to mention it would be impossible to find tires to fit them. A 235 would have to stretch a lot to fit.

I recommend sticking with the more convention 18x8" or 18x7.5" wheels.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:52 AM   #6
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I think 80" or 75" wide wheels would look ridiculous, not to mention it would be impossible to find tires to fit them. A 235 would have to stretch a lot to fit.

I recommend sticking with the more convention 18x8" or 18x7.5" wheels.
I was thinking the same thing. I mean, wouldn't that make the car look like the Flintstone mobile?
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I think 80" or 75" wide wheels would look ridiculous, not to mention it would be impossible to find tires to fit them. A 235 would have to stretch a lot to fit.

I recommend sticking with the more convention 18x8" or 18x7.5" wheels.
RUARETARD? I am missing the period, fixed.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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RUARETARD?
I checked Webster's and that's not a word. What's "ruaretard" mean?

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I am missing the period, fixed.
Actually, you were missing 7 periods by my count.
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Fixed, this is for a Forester XTi
ok...the recommended width for a 235/40 is a minimum of 8".
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