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Old 16 Feb 2006, 01:05 pm
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I tried to get just a little bit wider and mounted the 245/40 tires. but the clearance between the spring seat and the tire sidewall was only 1/16" - not enough . . . so I learned and am now running 235/40, and they work great. just thought you'd like to know the results of the experiment.
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Old 16 Feb 2006, 02:49 pm
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15,16,17,18? Wheel size and offset?
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Old 16 Feb 2006, 08:23 pm
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good questions -
Wheels are Motegi DPK 8x18, offset +40, tires are Kumho hi-performance ECSTA SPT, and we swaped the OE struts for H&R coil-over conversion. these spring seats were nearly identical in diameter, so that was not a factor. by the way, the new SPT tires stick BETTER THAN glue; I pass cars trying to race me on either the inside or outside - 'tis easy to get around anyone!
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 02:02 pm
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Think you could fit a 235/45/18 tire or a 245/45/18 on a rim with +35mm ofset. I have 235/40s now and its just to low of a profile. I want somethig with a little more rubber

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Old 18 Feb 2006, 07:02 pm
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It's funny but discounttire.com recommends 225/40 18s and 235/40 18s and that is it on tires sizes with 18s
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so, you guys think a 235/45/18 tire will fit?
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Old 12 Apr 2006, 02:21 pm
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Any Pics? I've been wanting to get Motegi's for my car, so I'd love to see how they look on yours.

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yes pics please!!
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Motegi wheels like Bruent's ones ?
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Old 13 Apr 2006, 04:55 pm
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so, you guys think a 235/45/18 tire will fit?
It will fit. I have 235/45/18 in my PT. I also have a 1.75" drop in the rear and a 1.25" drop in the front with the Ground Force srpings I have installed. I recently went with a 235/50/18 tire in the rear to give it a jacked up Hot-Rod look. My rear tires are for Trams Ams. You just need to make sure that all your tires have the same speed rating. Mine are all "z" rated.
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