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Old 07-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #1
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Question 18x8.5 44 offset

What size summer tires do you recommend on my bugeye?

I was thinking 245/35/18?

Unless there's a wide 235 tire that I can put on. I just don't want that stretched look. I'm lowered on PSS9's currently with rear camber bolts.

I'm assuming I'll have to roll my rears regardless of 235/40 or 245/35?
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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235 40 18 should fit fine, try the azenis tire as they tend to run a bit bigger, i ran a 235 40 18 and on my 18x8.5 rgii advan +48's and didn't rub at all and i didn't have my fenders rolled, a +44 shouldn't rub unless you're super low.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:20 AM   #3
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255/35/18 :d

edit: why did my turn into :d?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thannks for the quick responses.

How are the sidewalls on the 615s? I'm used to the stiffness of the re070 on my 17s. I was also looking at the RS2 and KDW also.

Oh and about the 255's....how heavy is the tire at that point? I'm not a big auto-x person but I wanna try to get some days on the little road course they have at E town.

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #5
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tirerack shows that the bfg kdw2 in 255/35/18 weigh about 26lbs a piece.

245/40/17 weigh 25lbs and 255/40/17 weigh 27lbs.

i believe the rt615s have a stiffer sidewall than the rs2s. i currently have kdw2s but i can't compare them to the re070s since i went from 225/45/17 to 255/35/18. re070s probably compare better to rt615s in sidewall stiffness while kdw2s are more like the rs2s, but re070s/rt615s/rs2s probably have far more grip than the kdw2s.

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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The 615s are similar in sidewall stiffness to 070s. I have 18 x 8.5 +45 w/245/40 615s on Pinks and I had to have the rears trimmed to prevent rubbing. You will have to roll for sure.


edit: saw it was a WRX.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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Anyone have pics of the 615's 235's on an 8.5 wide wheel on a wrx? I just wanna make sure it doesnt look stretched.

Will I need to roll then? I'm sure I'll have to on a 245 with the 44 offset. I shouldn't have a problem with the fender lining though on a 245/35 right?
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:55 PM   #8
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Anyone have pics of the 615's 235's on an 8.5 wide wheel on a wrx? I just wanna make sure it doesnt look stretched.

Will I need to roll then? I'm sure I'll have to on a 245 with the 44 offset. I shouldn't have a problem with the fender lining though on a 245/35 right?
I'm pretty sure you will still need to roll or add lots of camber. Lining should be fine. It wont look stretched, 615s are already on the wider side. ie: 235 615s are as wide as some 245s.
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Awesome thanks man. RT615 in 235/40/18 it is.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:39 AM   #10
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Any other wide 235's out there? Grippy summers?
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:06 AM   #11
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235/40/18 Azenis RT615 on 18x8.5

as u can see, the RT615 is somewhat stretched on the 18x8.5. the 235's Advan Neovas i have now have absolutely no stretch on the same 18x8.5. if u dont mind spending money i'd look into the Nevoas and Toyo R1R.
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Yea, it does look stretched.

You didn't roll the fenders all the way around?

Any other online tire places besides tirerack, vulcantire, discountire, edge racing?

I might as well go 245/35/18. For the prices of the advans or R1R's I could get a set of winter wheels and tires...lol You lucky non winter state people....
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^Ahh forgot about them. Thanks nhat.

Would 245/40/18 be too tall and require more than just rolling? Also, at 255/35/18 you think I'd need to pull the fender? I don't ride my car slammed.

The 40 height would make me feel more comfortable driving in NYC.

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255/35/18 on my car only required a mild fender roll in the rear with rce yellows.

245/40/18 would require me to get rear camber bolts and a more extreme roll to fit.
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If you aren't dropped too low, 255/35/18 will fit just fine with no rubbing issues. Although I do rock BC Racing coils so that makes a bit of extra room.

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^What's considered too low?

I'm on PSS9's. This is what my car looks like on 17x7.5 50 offset wheels with 5mm spacers and extended studs.

Tires are RE070 takeoffs in 225/45/17.

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235/40/18 Azenis RT615 on 18x8.5

as u can see, the RT615 is somewhat stretched on the 18x8.5. the 235's Advan Neovas i have now have absolutely no stretch on the same 18x8.5. if u dont mind spending money i'd look into the Nevoas and Toyo R1R.


What offset are those?
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #19
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I might be able to get a great deal on Dunlop Direzza Z1 in 245/40/18 but I wonder if it'll look too tall.

Anyone have pics of 245/40/18?

Also anyone know the contact patch of the Z1 in 235/40/18? If it's wide enough I might get that instead.

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^What's considered too low?
i'm on rce yellows with stock struts and 255/35/18s fit just fine with a +48 offset. no rear camber bolts but i did have to roll the rear fenders.

i think you're safe with a +44 and 255s
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LOL, yea I was afraid you'd say that. I don't like my selection of 245/35 tires.

So from the pic I should be fine just a bit of rear fender roll to be sure I suppose.

Tires are freaking expensive.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:57 PM   #23
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Has anyone else experienced a 255/35 on a 18x8.5 wheel +48? Im trying to select tires for my 07 wrx! I have RCE yellows, AGX struts and 29mm fsb.

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Well thanks for answering my question in another thread! I think Im sold on the 255 movement.
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