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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #121 (permalink)
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I have 18x7.5, 45mm offset wheels, for tires I was recommended 235/45/18, would this work? or is there a better/recommended size?
That's pretty much stock for a GT. only off half an inch.
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quick question that i cant seem to find an answer for. fitment for 9.5" rim with a +20mm offset should fit shouldn't it?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #123 (permalink)
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yup. also depends on how low you are though
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stock right now. gunna be putting in eibach pro kit soon though. that shouldnt be anything to worry about though should it?
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nope, it shouldnt.
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Ight guys, let me get some feedback on fitment real quick. I'm looking at 19"x8" front and rear Konig rims with a +35 offset and 73.1 mm hub. And they would be matched with General Tire G-Max S-03 tire size 225/40ZR19 W tires on my 2009 eclipse. I know they will fit, my question to you is will it fit with absolutely no issues at all and if these rims with this tire setup would perform nicely. I just want to make sure this wheel setup would be good all around before I purchase it. All feedback is appreciated.
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I have 18 inch rims im wanting to put on my car, I now have 235/50 18's on my stock rims all around. i wanted to get 235/45 18's to put on the front with my rims and have the 235/50's in the back. The place that im getting the tires at doesnt have the 235/45's but they said that they have 245/40's. Now i was wondering will this work for 1 and 2 if it does work what will they look like??
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Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a set of xxr 530 18x8.75 5x100/114.3 +20 for my car. I'm curious if a 235/45R 18" tire would fit this wheel. I'm still at stock ride height, if that matters? :\

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Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a set of xxr 530 18x8.75 5x100/114.3 +20 for my car. I'm curious if a 235/45R 18" tire would fit this wheel. I'm still at stock ride height, if that matters? :\
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Sweet, thanks. Any recommendations on lugs?
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Can someone give me a quick tip. What does the spring rate on coilovers refer to? So for example if coilovers say the rears have a 12k spring rate and the fronts have a 10k spring rate? Does that refer to the life?? I have no idea lol
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It refers to how much force it takes to compress the spring a certain amount.
I cant remember the units of measure though...
Like 1,000lbs to compress 1" would be a **k spring rate.
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It refers to how much force it takes to compress the spring a certain amount.
I cant remember the units of measure though...
Like 1,000lbs to compress 1" would be a **k spring rate.
Ok, so in general, the higher the spring rate the better?
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Looking to replace my rims, will XXR 527 18x8.5 fit my stock eagle rs-a P235/45R18 tires. I have heard it will fit but will stretch the tires. Suppose let the bolt pattern is universal to for XXR 527 so I don't have to worry about that. Looking to buy these rims soon, thank you.
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Looking to replace my rims, will XXR 527 18x8.5 fit my stock eagle rs-a P235/45R18 tires. I have heard it will fit but will stretch the tires. Suppose let the bolt pattern is universal to for XXR 527 so I don't have to worry about that. Looking to buy these rims soon, thank you.
Will fit just fine. Highly doubt it will stretch the tire considering its only half an inch wider than stock.
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Looking to replace my rims, will XXR 527 18x8.5 fit my stock eagle rs-a P235/45R18 tires. I have heard it will fit but will stretch the tires. Suppose let the bolt pattern is universal to for XXR 527 so I don't have to worry about that. Looking to buy these rims soon, thank you.
My front wheels are those exact dimensions tires and all. There is a slight tiny bit of stretch but it is hardly even noticeable.
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Will fit just fine. Highly doubt it will stretch the tire considering its only half an inch wider than stock.
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My front wheels are those exact dimensions tires and all. There is a slight tiny bit of stretch but it is hardly even noticeable.
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I'm now running a 19x11 offset of 0 with a 235/35/19 tire and I don't rub. There's still room for more poke

Tuned, tucked, slammed and rolled.
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I'm now running a 19x11 offset of 0 with a 235/35/19 tire and I don't rub. There's still room for more poke

Tuned, tucked, slammed and rolled.
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I'm now running a 19x11 offset of 0 with a 235/35/19 tire and I don't rub. There's still room for more poke

Tuned, tucked, slammed and rolled.

Are you serious? With no modifications to the fenders?

I'm looking at !8x9.5 with a +40 offset. How will this look? Will I need to keep on my 15mm H&R hub scentric spacers for more poke? Or will it poke enough to not need spacers?
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Hey guys just wondering my tires need to be replaced I'm lowered on the Eibach pro kit 1.5" drop I'm running the stock wheels from the 2011 Spyder with 235/45/18 tires I'm assuming the stock wheels are 18/8" so my question is will 245/45/18 fit withouth any issues or should I get 245/40/18 I like to improve the handling of the car

Also I have 15mm spacers in the front and 20mm in the back

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Hey guys just wondering my tires need to be replaced I'm lowered on the Eibach pro kit 1.5" drop I'm running the stock wheels from the 2011 Spyder with 235/45/18 tires I'm assuming the stock wheels are 18/8" so my question is will 245/45/18 fit withouth any issues or should I get 245/40/18 I like to improve the handling of the car

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Why do your tires need to be replaced? Old age, too many flats, or lookibg for better traction?
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I'm now running a 19x11 offset of 0 with a 235/35/19 tire and I don't rub. There's still room for more poke

Tuned, tucked, slammed and rolled.
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Why do your tires need to be replaced? Old age, too many flats, or lookibg for better traction?
Well they're old and I'm looking to also improve the handling
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my rims are 18x8 if i get tires that are 215/40 you think that would be a good stretch?
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I'm looking at !8x9.5 with a +40 offset. How will this look? Will I need to keep on my 15mm H&R hub scentric spacers for more poke? Or will it poke enough to not need spacers?
I'm in the same boat as Ken. Looking at these Motegi MR 126s which are 18x9.5 +40. A quick search led me to believe a 275/35 R18 tire would do the trick. I'm thinking with no more than a 2" drop it should be pretty flush and not rub, right?

I do not want the poke look, just clean and flush.

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I'm in the same boat as Ken. Looking at these Motegi MR 126s which are 18x9.5 +40. A quick search led me to believe a 275/35 R18 tire would do the trick. I'm thinking with no more than a 2" drop it should be pretty flush and not rub, right?

I do not want the poke look, just clean and flush.

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I'm with you on the clean and flush look, I don't want the "poke" either. I wanted to have as much peformance from my tires as posibble without jeopardizing my braking and handling. I wanted to stay positive without exceeding the 3% of change to the rim and tire setup. I currently run 245/45/18 on my stock 18x8 rim, puts me at +1.68% over factory. The tire looks decent as well, no protrusion over the rim. I did a little research from links given on this website, for a 18x9.5 wheel a 255/45/18 tire would do us good with a percent of +2.68. Which mean your speedo will read 60mph but it will be 2.68% faster. I'm just assuming with the extra width and the lower offset it should be a great. I have 15mm space hun scentric that I will leave on to test if it rubs with that tire size. I am not purchasing new tires until the beginning of next year but I hope this helps...
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What's the biggest tire that will fit? Not that I want to run the biggest tires that will fit, but if I know how big I can go I'll be more confident in the size I decide to buy.

And why is it that I've seen a 235/40/18x10.5 that looks really stretched, and I've seen the same set up that's pretty square?
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to the guys asking about tires for their rims. i recently have gone through the process of buying new rims to fit over my brembos. after multiple afternoons talking to the motorcross guy and the other tuner that work at my local Mitsu Dealer. an 18" tire will fit on 18x8-18x8.75 but no higher than that. and as a good rule of thumb you DO NOT want to go down at all, only ever go up to the next 3/4 of the rims size, any more than that and you will stretch the tire too thin.

my issue was having to buy rims with an offest that would fit over my brembo kit while at the same time staying a relevant size for the tires that i bought last year. my stock SE rims were 18x8 and i have continental conti-pro contacts and wanted to keep them. so they recommended that i get rims that were either exact 18x8, or anything up to 18x 8.75. thats all i know at this point. hope it helps
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an 18" tire will fit on 18x8-18x8.75 but no higher than that. and as a good rule of thumb you DO NOT want to go down at all, only ever go up to the next 3/4 of the rims size, any more than that and you will stretch the tire too thin.
I don't understand what this means when you say 18" tire. What about tire width and profile?... 205, 215, 225, /40, /45, /50, etc.. ie:225/45/R18 You can definitely fit an 18" tire on a wheel wider the 8.75", but if the profile of the tire or width of the tire is too low, then you worry about stretching it too thin.

I don't think anyone would try to fit a 17 inch tire on an 18 inch wheel if thats what you meant.
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to the guys asking about tires for their rims. i recently have gone through the process of buying new rims to fit over my brembos. after multiple afternoons talking to the motorcross guy and the other tuner that work at my local Mitsu Dealer. an 18" tire will fit on 18x8-18x8.75 but no higher than that. and as a good rule of thumb you DO NOT want to go down at all, only ever go up to the next 3/4 of the rims size, any more than that and you will stretch the tire too thin.

my issue was having to buy rims with an offest that would fit over my brembo kit while at the same time staying a relevant size for the tires that i bought last year. my stock SE rims were 18x8 and i have continental conti-pro contacts and wanted to keep them. so they recommended that i get rims that were either exact 18x8, or anything up to 18x 8.75. thats all i know at this point. hope it helps
I understand what you're saying. Your tuner told you to keep it under 3/4 because you told him you liked your STOCK tire and you wanted to keep that tire. I assume your tire is 235/45/18. With that tire you can't go any furthur then 3/4 of 18x8. I've narrowed it down to a 18x9.5 wheel with 255/45/18
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18x9.5 et 20 in the front
18x10.5 et 20 in the back

What's the biggest tire that will fit? Not that I want to run the biggest tires that will fit, but if I know how big I can go I'll be more confident in the size I decide to buy.

And why is it that I've seen a 235/40/18x10.5 that looks really stretched, and I've seen the same set up that's pretty square?
To fit that wheel you need at the most a 245/30 on a 10.5 with +20 offset.
On the fronts you can run a 235/35.

As for your second question. Some tires already look stretched from the factory. For example, nankang NS-II's, they come with a angled inward sidewall that's why they're so popular for guys looking for poke or flush fitments
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Im runnin a 235 40 18 tire on my wheels nd i have a very gud stretch

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Im runnin a 235 40 18 tire on my wheels nd i have a very gud stretch

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That tire slows the car. The speedo reads less. I'm looking for speed.
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How does the tire slow the car down...?
It may read slightly slower on the speedo but that doesn't mean your car is slower

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How does the tire slow the car down...?
It may read slightly slower on the speedo but that doesn't mean your car is slower

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It means that the Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) are fewer and less frequent, meaning that your car is losing speed of instead of gaining speed. Your tire plays a large part in your car performance, why, well they are the only part of the car that touches the pavement.
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That's strange because I've got all the same mods as another member her including the reflash yet he drives the coupe on stock wheels and I drive the Spyder on 19" wheels which are way oversized. My car being heavier by quite a lot we still tie when we pull side by side. If there's a difference in speed then I should be losing a lot but I'm not seeing the loss

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That's strange because I've got all the same mods as another member her including the reflash yet he drives the coupe on stock wheels and I drive the Spyder on 19" wheels which are way oversized. My car being heavier by quite a lot we still tie when we pull side by side. If there's a difference in speed then I should be losing a lot but I'm not seeing the loss

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