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Old 01-26-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default what size tire help me here ? 18x8.5 44et rims

exactally what the title says. these rims are going on my sti. what size tire can i run. the car is already lowered with sti pink springs. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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235/40/18 AFAIK. Depends on the tire though. Some are wider, some are thinner.

And those wheels read like Volks?
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:28 PM   #3
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And those wheels read like Volks?


haha, yes they do don't they
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:53 PM   #4
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Helllllooo Donnn! Whasap! Just recognized the triple N's and had to say hello bro. sorry I cant help you with that question.
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Old 01-27-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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235/40s droped on coilovers had to roll the rear fendors might b able to get away with just pinks


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Old 01-27-2004, 09:02 AM   #6
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I would say 245/35-18. You may need to run about -2 degrees of camber to get the wheels to clear the fender in the back with that offset, but that's a good thing, camber is your friend.

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Old 01-27-2004, 02:39 PM   #7
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yeah kevin thats what i was thinking also.... what up taha, hows everything man.
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:14 AM   #8
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bump, if this was posted somewhere already , please link
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:11 AM   #9
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I agree with Kevin, but there's not many reasonable tires available in that size. You might even be able to get away with just removing the rubber fender strip if you have rubbing issues.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:40 AM   #10
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Donn,
I just got my 18" SSR 18x8.5. Fitted them with 235/40-18's IMO you need to go wider, a 245/35-18 would be ideal but there is no such thing as an all season in that size that I can find. The 235's don't push past the lip of the tire - read: almost 0 protection for the rim.

Good luck finding them, You should have more than enough room for 245's from what I felt, I dunno about 255 though

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Old 02-02-2004, 08:36 PM   #11
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so for 18" a good size would be 235/40 or 245/40 on a Sedan. How much could it be lowered?
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:57 AM   #12
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245/35 is the best bet.. its actually perfect.. 235/40 is already oversized by about .5" and unless you're going with S-03's, there is almost 0 protection for the rim for curbing. 245/40 would just be too tall IMO. From what I see, you could lower a sedan about 1" with 245's.. 235's are no problem anywhere

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Old 02-03-2004, 11:36 AM   #13
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245/40 I have 18x8.5 44et volks and this has been the best set up, 235 is a little too small, you do not have enough tire. 245 40 is fine if you are going to drop to 35 then you can run 255/35 the. 245/40/18 will fit just fine, take itfrom someone that has the same size rims.
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Old 02-03-2004, 12:19 PM   #14
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245/40 is ideal as Chaste has said, I've done two cars with the same size wheels and 245 was a better fit than 235.
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245/40 will be almost a full inch taller in overall diameter. Whether it works or not is one thing, but you're talking about almost a 2 mph difference in speedo. While that may not be significant to many, saying its ideal is incorrect

245/35 is ideal, 245/40 will work, but not correctly

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i am leaning towards245/35. these are for summer only/
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I don't care if it throws the spedo off a little, but here in Mi. the roads are bad and it needs more protection than 35. So 245/40s would work then with lowering it with Eibachs, I think they are 1.4.
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It's not just that the speedo will be off 5 mph at 100mph, but it will hurt your acceleration because you are changing the gearing. If you have bad roads, then why are you getting 18" wheels? You are also, in effect, raising the car by a half inch, hurting handling as well.
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I have 1/8 inch clearence from the strut in the rear with 245 35 18s rims 18 8.5s with 47 offset 255 35s would have rubbed...

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I have 1/8 inch clearence from the strut in the rear with 245 35 18s rims 18 8.5s with 47 offset 255 35s would have rubbed...

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Good info. What tires do you have?
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not familiar with those
GS-D3?
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:19 PM   #24
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I have 1/8 inch clearence from the strut in the rear with 245 35 18s rims 18 8.5s with 47 offset 255 35s would have rubbed...

areg

I've got 18 8.5's SSR type C's coming with a 48 offset, will I be able to run 245/35's?

What do you guys think/recommend for tire size?
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