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I am planing on getting 18" rims, and was wondering if 225/45-18 tires would look good, have about equal diameter so speeds wouldn't be too far off, only 1mph or so. I want to know if i would have any rubbing problems etc. with 40mm offset wheels. thanks BTW, its a gen 3

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biggest you can get is 235/35/18...for 17's it's 235/40/17...and 16's is 235/45/16

I think that's right....but pretty sure that's the sizes that would rub on the strut
 

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Greg, your off by 5 on each of those aspect ratios.

235/35R19
235/40R18
235/45R17 or 215/50R17
225/55R16 or 225/50R16 for a bit lower profile

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Oh, Wheel God, I come in search of knowledge


When search for tire sizes on Tire Rack and Discount Tire, they don't match the sizes you recommend. For instance, for 18" Discount shows:

225/45-18
245/40-18

It shouldn't be a width issue since 235 is in between. The 235/40-18 gives a closer speed match, plus you're already running that width with the Eibach springs. Any ideas?
 

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Hey cable Guy-I'm a wheel and tire dealer and the sizes that have been listed on your question will fit but in my opinion are too short according to overall diameter.
I put some 18x8 Epics on my car which requires a little wider tire. The size I chose to fit was the 245/4018 which turned out to be too short w/out an Eibach kit. So I switched to the 255/40-18 which look just right. Problem is they rub on the wheel well so I had to modify the wheel well a little to make them fit. My car is a Gen 4 with a factory size of 215/60-16.

Overall diameter:
2156016 26.15"
2554018 26.03"

Good luck.
 

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...so I had to modify the wheel well a little to make them fit.

So what did you do to modify the wheel wells? Front and rear?
 

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Originally posted by Shottscore@Mar 1 2004, 05:30 PM
Hey cable Guy-I'm a wheel and tire dealer and the sizes that have been listed on your question will fit but in my opinion are too short according to overall diameter.
I put some 18x8 Epics on my car which requires a little wider tire. The size I chose to fit was the 245/4018 which turned out to be too short w/out an Eibach kit. So I switched to the 255/40-18 which look just right. Problem is they rub on the wheel well so I had to modify the wheel well a little to make them fit. My car is a Gen 4 with a factory size of 215/60-16.

Overall diameter:
2156016 26.15"
2554018 26.03"

Good luck.
I think the people would like to see pictures of this setup. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by Venom@Dec 14 2003, 01:21 AM
225/55R16 or 225/50R16 for a bit lower profile

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225/50R16 's will fit gen3 SHO rims, correct?
 
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