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Old 05-16-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question tire fitment question (getting no response in tire forum)

I'm getting no quick replies in the wheel and tire forum, so I'm posting here. I have 18x7.5 volks, and right now I have yokohama parada spec-2's that measure 215/40/18. They're almost worn out and I need new tires soon, but I'm looking at Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's. The size for those tires are 225/40/18. Would those fit? I know that the 1st number measures width from sidewall to sidewall, but would a 225 tire only be suitable for a wheel that's 8 inches wide versus 7.5?
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:54 PM   #2
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Should fit just fine, 215/40/18
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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Would 225/40/18's fit? Cuz I can't seem to find ecsta supra's in the 215 size anywhere.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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Yes. They will fit fine.

Check out the Tire Rack "specs" link for the Kumho 712s. 7.5" width is the minimum width rims for those tires. Optimal is 8".
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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Im sorry I mustof clicked reply before i was done

what I was going to say is 215/40/18 is pretty small. Ive seen people use 225/35/18 and 40
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:40 AM   #6
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225/40/18 fits fine... i got 18x7.5 volks too
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:55 AM   #7
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i'm going to get some 225/45/17 for my mini and the wheels are 17x7 so you'll be more then fine. you should try to fit 235.
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:51 PM   #8
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Alright, thanks for the help guys. Yeah, I noticed a little how the outer lip of the rims are sticking out just a tad with the 215's.
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