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Old 11-30-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question What is the best tire size?

I am thinking about putting a set of 18 inch wheels on my 04 sti. What do you guys recommend for a tire size? I dont want to put a tire that is to small, but then again i dont want to put at tire on there that looks to fat. It will either be a 18x7.5 or 18x8 wheel. Thanks for any responses
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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Well the best tire size is subjective especially considering what kind of tires you are getting and what the intended use is. For all seasons to be used in the winter i would stick with 225/40/18 as wider is not better in the snow. Also clearance is an issue with 18s and any decently wide tire. The 225/40/18s should fit fine as long as the your wheels are the proper offset. Some people run 235/40/18 and 245/40/18 to get more tire at the expense of a taller than stock setup. I know its not what you want to hear but the best size to get is probably 245/40/17 so you will be able to run a decently wide tire and easily clear the fenders even with lowering springs or coilovers. Plus 17s will be lighter than 18s for a given wheel choice and there are light 18s but not for cheap. Keep in mind that with a taller than stock tire and stock suspension your ride height will increase.

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I should also ad that my car is lowered with the TEIN basics. so i need to have that play in with the tire size.
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225/40-18 is pretty popular
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