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Old 01-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #1426
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True there is nothing close to the size you are looking for.
These are not the meats you're looking for..
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:25 AM   #1427
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I have 245/40/18 star specs on the daily (a mazdaspeed 3) and its meaty and not too tall. Good compromise I think I have a pic somewhere of the tire/wheel.

I'd do a 255 star spec. I'd rather have a wider tire. 255s tuck easy with a roll and pull. Anything over 235s really have the same outcome anyway. You scrub without fender work.
255/40/18 is too tall and 255/35/18 is too short for my liking. I only like 245/40/18 or 265/35/18. I know, I'm crazy.

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I ran RT615's on my old wagon and they ran a tad bit wide, but not as much as the star specs do. Since the rt615's are no longer available, only the rt615-k's are available now, I can't comment on how they run size wise. I do like the grip on the star specs a little better than the old 615's. Once again, can't comment on the performance of the new K's as I havent tried them yet. Also the sidewall on the 265 at 35 will probably be the same size, if not larger, than that of a 40 series sidewall on a 245.
245/40/18 has a 10mm taller tire diameter than 265/35/18. So the sidewall of the 245/40/18 is in fact larger than that of the 265/35/18.
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

My main complaint about the RT-615's is the tramlining/nibbling. I guess it's the combination of the tread pattern and the reinforced sidewall. Definitely not going with these again.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #1428
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Totally changes look of vehicle..
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #1429
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255/40/18 is too tall and 255/35/18 is too short for my liking. I only like 245/40/18 or 265/35/18. I know, I'm crazy.

245/40/18 has a 10mm taller tire diameter than 265/35/18. So the sidewall of the 245/40/18 is in fact larger than that of the 265/35/18.
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

My main complaint about the RT-615's is the tramlining/nibbling. I guess it's the combination of the tread pattern and the reinforced sidewall. Definitely not going with these again.
Na I agree with you truth be told. 245-40s or 265s. I only ran 255-40s on my 17s.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #1430
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M12x1.25

12= major diameter = .4724"
1.25= pitch in mm
Pitch is one crest of thread to another crest of thread.
1.25 X .03937"= .0492125"
.0492125/1"= 20.3204 threads an inch.
So 3mm spacer is .11811" so that means your only using 2.4 threads of the stud. Its not that big o deal
This ^^^^^
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:14 AM   #1431
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dont these 265+ slow you down? Or are you guys REALLY pushing it through the corners?
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #1432
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Can someone explain why you have to go down in sidewall height when you go wider?
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #1433
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because its goes off a percentage. Like a 255 45 is too tall (i know from experience)

For a 255/45 itd be 45% of 255 which is alot taller than a 225 by 45
(someone correct me if im wrong)
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #1434
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Correct. The second number is called the aspect ratio. It is a percentage of the section width. It refers to the sidewall. When calculating the total tire height, it's important to remember you have TWO sidewalls, one above and one below the wheel.

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Old 01-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #1435
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dont these 265+ slow you down?
No, they make my car MUCH faster. In fact, they are an absolute necessity in my case.

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Or are you guys REALLY pushing it through the corners?
Yes, but not on the street.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #1436
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Correct. The second number is called the aspect ratio. It is a percentage of the section width. It refers to the sidewall. When calculating the total tire height, it's important to remember you have TWO sidewalls, one above and one below the wheel.
I hadn't even thought of it like that.

I thought it was a fixed ratio. Thank you guys!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #1437
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anyone stuffed a 285 or 295/30 in? spotted carlton with his flares but that's it.

i think the TIC guys too, although they don't have any flares.

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #1438
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I put a 305/30/18 on my stock body with a 18x10 +35 wheel before I made the flares. I did a big pull on the rear but the front was untouched
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #1439
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I put a 305/30/18 on my stock body with a 18x10 +35 wheel before I made the flares. I did a big pull on the rear but the front was untouched
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #1440
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anyone stuffed a 285 or 295/30 in? spotted carlton with his flares but that's it.

i think the TIC guys too, although they don't have any flares.


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Old 01-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #1441
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Have a quick question,

I have an 07 STI, I'm going to be running stock struts with prodrive red springs, wheel size is more than likely going to be 18x9, offset in the neighborhood of 35 or so, I'm unsure on what wheels I will be running. At any rate, I want to know what the meatiest set of tires I can run on the car with this suspension setup. I will also be rolling the fenders, so that can be taken into account. Is it possible to run a 255/40? Or will that be pushing it? I understand that with a coil over setup will allow me more options, but will not be getting coil overs until later in the year.

I should alsO add, I am not looking for "hella" fitment at all, the car will be at a normal ride height, as the streets in NYC are more like a minefield than actual paved roads lol.

Any and all helP is greatly appreciated

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #1442
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^255/35's are easier to fit. 40 is too tall
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #1443
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Default Kumho Ecsta 4x (265/35) + Rota T2R (18x.9.5+38) = DGM 2008 STI (rolled rears)

Wow... quite impressed with the rides and fitment here. I'm a bit more conservative.

Kumho Ecsta 4x (265/35) + Rota T2R (Hyperblack, 18x.9.5+38) = My Ride (DGM 2008 STI, rolled rear fenders)


Note: The angle looks like the start of the tape measure is off to side, but it's not. ~11" wide... which is a little bit bigger than expected for a 265mm.





Once I get it lowered on RCE Yellows I hope to get out and snaps some better pix of the setup.

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Old 02-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #1444
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Sikk Boy, I REALLY wanna see those on the yellows!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #1445
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Hey fellas, whats a good meaty tire size for 17x7.5's? I know that might sound a little silly
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #1446
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235/45
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #1447
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235/45
Too tall.

235/40/17 is a much better size, its actually the same diameter as pre-2011 OE WRX tires.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #1448
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #1449
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^Reverse stretch. Too wide for those wheels.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #1450
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what sizes z1s dat iz?
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