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Old 30 Sep 2003, 12:02 am
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Default 18x8.5" wheel with 235/40-18?

Anyone running this setup at all four corners, and with what offset?
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 01:26 am
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i dont know about the offset but this tire size should be more than okay. itll give you 3.70" of sidewall. stock is 4.43". so when you add it up the overall tire hieght is still less then 0.10 inches less than stock. no problem. your speedo will be off. while it reads 70 you'll be doing 71mph.

if anyone out there has done 245/45-18. id like to hear about it.
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 01:37 am
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actually if anyone out there has done 245/40-19 in the rear I would really like to hear about it. is this possible? on paper it stretches the limit.

im not concerned much with going to the sizes not recomended

4 wheelers increase there tire size drastically (33 inchers from stock 28's and lowriders with 13 inch tires from stock 16's.) i did it to my Jeep with a 3" lift and the only thing that changes is a rough ride and slower ride (with size increase) mechanically, it ran as good as any Jeep at 120K miles it still ran strong. any opinions from the more experienced would be appreciated.
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Old 30 Sep 2003, 01:21 pm
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actually the tire sizes are as follows:

205/50-17....25.07" dia. (stock GT turbo)
225/40-18....25.09" dia.
235/40-18....25.48" dia.
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this guy has 265/30/19s on his cruiser

http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...%2FT%20Cruiser

this guy has 245/40/17s with no problem

http://www.ptcruiserclub.org/cgi-loc...=127439#127439
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Old 01 Oct 2003, 05:19 pm
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265/30-19 = 25.26" dia.

Nodody knows of anyone using the slightly taller 235/40-18?
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there was a guy running 205/75/15, and he did not report any prolems.
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Old 01 Oct 2003, 06:26 pm
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235/40/18 +35mm but on a 7.5" rim. I researched the heck out of this before I bought. A 235 & 7.5" wheel gives just enough side rubber overage to prevent curb rash (I know this as a matter of fact )and the offset pushes the rims slightly outward [|)].

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hey Stephen R. do you have pics. of your car? any complaints? problems? are you running this on all 4s? did it raise your car an inch?

im gettin ready to do the rims and this is definitely my desired size. i like the big rims thing but i dont like the tire walls to be tooo low profile.
im thinking of 18s on 245/40 and rears 19 245/40. if it fits it should have the same sidewall height.
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Old 02 Oct 2003, 09:07 am
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235/40/18 +35mm but on a 7.5" rim. I researched the heck out of this before I bought. A 235 & 7.5" wheel gives just enough side rubber overage to prevent curb rash (I know this as a matter of fact )and the offset pushes the rims slightly outward [|)].


Do you have some good pictures showing the offset of the tire to the body/fenders? Also, how much clearance to you have to the strut?
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