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Old 08-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Rim and tires setup

Just purchases some 18x8' +40s.
I wanted to know how 225s and 215s looked if anyone is running this setup!


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Old 08-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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I'm not, but if anything, I'd go up from 235 since I've scraped my rims on curbs quite a few times. But I guess some people like the look!
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I don't want 235s because I don't like the tire bulging out past the rim
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I don't want 235s because I don't like the tire bulging out past the rim
I have 235 on my 18" ST wheels and the tires are flush with the wheels.
I personally don't like the look of stretched wheels a little to VW for me.

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How wide the tire actually is (regardless of it's printed section width) depends on the tire itself and the wheel it's mounted on...so keep that in mind while selecting tires.
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I have a first gen, but I run 18x7.5 et 45 on 215/40 might help give you a idea.



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I have 235 on my 18" ST wheels and the tires are flush with the wheels.
I personally don't like the look of stretched wheels a little to VW for me.

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I don't MIND a slight stretch. I was leaning more towards the 225s though. is ANYONE running 225/40 18x8 +40
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I don't MIND a slight stretch. I was leaning more towards the 225s though. is ANYONE running 225/40 18x8 +40
The 18X8" with a 225/40 definitely won't be a stretch. Most tires in that size will mount from a 7.5" to a 9" wide wheel. If you're trying to avoid the bulge look then this would be the way to go.
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so the 225 will be flush with the rim?
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