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Old 03-24-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default what is the widest tire i should put on an 18x8 rim?

235/40/18 or 245/40/18
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:58 AM   #2
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Don't you put 285 on your White convertible ?

oooo.... we're talking about STi here.... it varies with the offset of your rims if u concern about rubbing.
There is a thread dedicated for wheel and offset for STi in the wheels section.
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:13 AM   #3
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245/40 will be great on it. You could do a 35 series but I think 40 is ideal. You could probably squeeze a 255 on there but I think 245 is the way to go. What wheels did you get?
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:41 AM   #4
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What tire are you running? Usually, the manufacturer has a width range, and "ideal" width. 235's should be nice though, as depending on the tire, you'll most likely avoid ballooned sidewalls that'll contribute to "mushiness".

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Old 03-24-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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8.0 width Min = 215
Max = 245

Ideal width 225/235 depending on brand/type of rubber.

In order not to screw up your speedo too much, 235 you got to go with 40s and 245 with 35s.

Information from Falken, Yokohama & Bridgestone.

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Old 03-25-2004, 09:43 AM   #6
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still deciding on the tires. ill probabaly go with bridgestone S03s. unless someone can recommend a better tire.
how do the yokohama avs sport compare to it?
or maybe i can get the re070s that come with the sti in other sizes?

id like the widest possibel so if its possibel to have 245s on without any problems like rubbing or ballooning then ill go with that. i did a search and there doesnt seem to be any 245/35/18 size tires. only 245/40/18 or 245/45/18. i guess 245/40/18 it is.

im waiting for my prodrive gc05fs to arrive. i wish they would hurry. still at least a month away.

as for the m. it has 275/30/20 now. the 285/30/19s started rubbing after i lowered the car.
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:46 AM   #7
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Aren't the RE070s crap in the wet? I remember my dealer complaining about the demo STi in the rain because of those tires. Perhaps with less HP they are safe tires?
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they arent the greatest in the wet but not too bad either with the awd.
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