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coppertone 03-17-2013 10:12 AM

Ok here's where the old guy has its benefits.
 
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For those who know of me, know that I am more of an exhaust/car audio gentleman. So here's my question for you gents. I've purchased a set of 18X8 wheels and am wondering the following.
Do I buy 225/45/18 tires as my GT came with
Or do I buy 235/40/18 since hese are slightly wider then oem?

b20novtec 03-17-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by coppertone (Post 4345417)
For those who know of me, know that I am more of an exhaust/car audio gentleman. So here's my question for you gents. I've purchased a set of 18X8 wheels and am wondering the following.
Do I buy 225/45/18 tires as my GT came with
Or do I buy 235/40/18 since hese are slightly wider then oem?

my brother has 235 40 18 on his gt wagon no rubs and even protects the rim from curbage better

coppertone 03-17-2013 10:23 AM

Great thank you as I've received several texts telling me to do 235/40/18 for peace of mind. :)

06legsleeper 03-17-2013 10:53 AM

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whats the offset of the rims you bought that makes a diff is choosing tire size

im running 18x8 40 offset.. and running 225/40 tires with no issue and im lowered 2 inches and i have rim protection as well ill post a pick..

im alos rolled on all for corners

coppertone 03-17-2013 10:55 AM

45

06legsleeper 03-17-2013 10:58 AM

45 will be to tall well if your stock height it wont be

coppertone 03-17-2013 11:03 AM

I'm sorry u should have posted that my car is a 2010 2.5 GT Limited. It will only have the RCE springs, and RCE Bilstein shocks installed. My offset on my wheels is 45 and the factory size tire on my car were 225/45/18.

krzyss 03-17-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 06legsleeper (Post 4345480)
45 will be to tall well if your stock height it wont be

45 is the wheel offset not tire profile, I think.

Krzys

coppertone 03-18-2013 08:06 PM

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Ok bad news, upon placing and accepting my order for the Lexani wheels, I find that they are back ordered until July. So to tide me over until I figure out what I want to do, I purchased a set of TSW also in 18X8 fitment.

Magic Marker 03-18-2013 09:20 PM

^^Nice.. I like these better.

coppertone 03-18-2013 10:33 PM

Well to be honest I suck at choosing wheels. One thing that I do know is where I live and travel, no bigger then 18" for this guy lol.

Claw 03-20-2013 12:18 AM

What does being an old guy have to do with buying nice wheels? :D

Go for it.. 235/40-18s for sure.

coppertone 03-20-2013 05:09 AM

Lol, meaning I am not up to date when it comes to what size on what wheels. My background is with Vw's and we stretched the heck out of those tires. But being AWD now I want as much rubber as I can safely put on these.

tytek 03-20-2013 05:53 AM

You can easily put 235/40/18 on our cars. 8.5" wide wheel with offset around 45mm will help fill the fenders. However, at that width, you should go 245 or even 255 wide. You will not rub with a 3/4"-1" drop. I think that wheels with widths of 9"+ and offsets below 40mm start sticking out and may require rolling of body work.

b20novtec 03-20-2013 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by coppertone (Post 4347840)
Ok bad news, upon placing and accepting my order for the Lexani wheels, I find that they are back ordered until July. So to tide me over until I figure out what I want to do, I purchased a set of TSW also in 18X8 fitment.

yeah theses r nicccccee


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