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kjphoto518 04-29-2013 10:57 PM

Rota Grid 18.8.5 Tire Suggestion
 
Hi,

I'm looking for suggestions for tire sizes for 18x8.5 Rota Grids. I'd like to have a decent sidewall. The car has stock suspension. I don't really want to roll the fenders. I'd like the tire to stretch a little bit but not too far. Just asking so I don't get something that will rub. Car is a 05 LGT.

Thanks for any suggestions.

krzyss 04-30-2013 06:18 AM

First suggestion is to define "the car".

Krzys

kjphoto518 04-30-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krzyss (Post 4411130)
First suggestion is to define "the car".

Krzys

Haha sorry. Just updated it. Its an 05 LGT.

Drift Motion 04-30-2013 10:26 AM

225/40/18

BarManBean 04-30-2013 10:27 AM

Stock height?

laff79 04-30-2013 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjphoto518 (Post 4410958)
Hi,

I'm looking for suggestions for tire sizes for 18x8. Rota Grids. I'd like to have a decent sidewall. The car has stock suspension. I don't really want to roll the fenders. I'd like the tire to stretch a little bit but not too far. Just asking so I don't get something that will rub. Car is a 05 LGT.

Thanks for any suggestions.


BarManBean 04-30-2013 10:30 AM

Lol, whoops.

FWIW, you can definitely fit 245/40s on there assuming the grids are a +48 offset. I don't think you'll rub with stock suspension, but I would check around on that.

Drift Motion 05-01-2013 12:24 AM

someone had the +48 grids with 245s, slightly lowered, fenders untouched

but it doesn't make any sense to put 245s on a 8 inch wide wheel where the tires are oversized for the width of the wheel

kjphoto518 05-01-2013 01:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drift Motion (Post 4412367)
someone had the +48 grids with 245s, slightly lowered, fenders untouched

but it doesn't make any sense to put 245s on a 8 inch wide wheel where the tires are oversized for the width of the wheel

Just saw a typo. I meant 18x8.5 rims.

rchayes21 05-01-2013 08:02 AM

I agree with DM. 225/40/18 will be your best bet. I know you said your on the stock suspension now... But I would put money on it that you're going to want to lower it. Even if its just a little. The 225 will give you a little more breathing room in case you wanna go even lower because you said you want it a little stretched. Especially if you don't wanna roll the fenders. Btw. 18x 8.5 with a 225 is what I wish I had. It's the right choice

kjphoto518 05-01-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rchayes21 (Post 4412596)
I agree with DM. 225/40/18 will be your best bet. I know you said your on the stock suspension now... But I would put money on it that you're going to want to lower it. Even if its just a little. The 225 will give you a little more breathing room in case you wanna go even lower because you said you want it a little stretched. Especially if you don't wanna roll the fenders. Btw. 18x 8.5 with a 225 is what I wish I had. It's the right choice

Awesome. thanks for the advice. Do you know how that tire would do as a daily driving tire on not the best roads. I live right near NYC so our roads arn't the best. Thanks.

Dbl_D718 05-01-2013 06:43 PM

If you like the stretched look, the 225 will be fine. I personally prefer the 245/40 tires on my 18x8.5 wheels. Very minimal stretch, looks just right IMO. In my experience, you'd need to roll the rear fenders at stock height to avoid rubbing with the 245/40 with rear seat passengers.

rchayes21 05-02-2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by kjphoto518 (Post 4413770)
Awesome. thanks for the advice. Do you know how that tire would do as a daily driving tire on not the best roads. I live right near NYC so our roads arn't the best. Thanks.

Well, I've seen on the forums that the 225/40/18 is the most common tire for that size wheel as well. However if you want to get into specific ride quality then you gotta start looking at different brands to find out which one has the least amount of road noise, which one has the best comfort .... Etc. I'll just say that you definitely get what you pay for. Just remember, when you really think about it: your ride quality is going to drop ... Because you're going from a 45 sidewall to a low pro 40 side wall that's slightly stretched. If comfort is a big deal to you and you know you're not gonna drop the car. Then do a 235 or 245 which is a little wider but gives you more comfort. HOWEVER a lot of individuals don't think that much meat between a the 18's and the road look good. I personally would sacrifice a little bit of comfort instead of sacrificing the appearance of the car.

kjphoto518 05-03-2013 09:04 PM

Ok. Thanks for the advice. I might go with a 235 then.

O.C.D. 05-08-2013 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by kjphoto518 (Post 4416881)
Ok. Thanks for the advice. I might go with a 235 then.

I did 225 and they are a bit too strectched for my tastes. But I am starting to like them.

225/40/R18 on 8.5 ET48

I will be going at least a 235 on the next set.....


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