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Old 07 Jun 2004, 03:31 am
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So I found a new set of shoes for my rig, Intro Vista 18x8. Now I'm starting to overthink the tires and wanted to see if anyone could help.

I'm thinking of going 235/40 on all fours, or going with the staggered rod look with 225/40 on the front and 245/40 on the rears. I've already thought out the rotation issue with the stagger (asymetrical, non-directional).

Now for your help!
If you are running either of these setups, do you have any pictures of them? I've been trying to get a visual of these differences in width on that size wheel. If you guys have any other info or input, feel free to hit me with it.
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Old 07 Jun 2004, 10:12 am
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These are ASA J5 18x7.5 wheels with 225/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS's. If you're going with 235's you might consider a 18x8 inch rim. 225x40 is about the limit for 7.5 in rims.

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Old 07 Jun 2004, 10:56 am
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235-40 18 on an 18x8 with a 35 offset works/looks fine...


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Old 08 Jun 2004, 02:21 am
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18x8.5 stretched a 225/40/18 on 'em
+35 offset right to the edge of the fender.
can make full lock to lock turns with no rubbing, suspension can bottom out and no rub either.
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 03:31 pm
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[^]Thanks guys, that is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm really thinking of going with the staggered 225/40 and 245/40 to push more of a rod look. The wheels are +42 offset, and I'm thinking of going with a pair of billet spacers on the rear to push it out to +35 to the fender. Thanks and keep them coming if you have more shots.
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Old 08 Jun 2004, 03:45 pm
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It's pretty wild how different the sidewall section is between the two tires in my post and yours. The tires on mine are Bridgestone S-03's. What's on yours? ...and how much room do you have from the back of the wheel/tire to the strut?
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Old 09 Jun 2004, 02:59 am
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GstnNole---be cautious when going over a 225/40/18---that dimension matches perfectly with the OD of the stock tire set up from the factory. screwing with the OD is going to change the gear ratio which in turn affects the speedometer. going to a 235/40 or 245/40 will definately alter your speedometer in that when the speedo reads 70 you will in fact be going faster--depending on the police in your area---how much are they going to allow you to "fudge" the speed limit? also, if you have abs and different OD tire sizes (front to rear) that will cause major problems with the abs. i know, bigs and littles look bitchin, but there can be problems.
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Old 09 Jun 2004, 11:28 am
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quote:Originally posted by jg

It's pretty wild how different the sidewall section is between the two tires in my post and yours. The tires on mine are Bridgestone S-03's. What's on yours? ...and how much room do you have from the back of the wheel/tire to the strut?
Thanks
JG, ive got a 8.5" wide rim so the tire could be a little wider but that was the look i wanted to make the lip stand out, no curb protection tho so gots to be careful
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Old 10 Jun 2004, 08:45 am
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Tire OD-
235/40-18...25.40"
225/40-18...25.09"
205/50-17...25.07"
The 235/40 hasn't effected the ABS on my GT as far as I can tell. The car stops much better with the added width and stickier tire. That's all that matters to me. I've tried the 225/40 and the biggest different was the harsher ride and tires that look too short in sidewall. I live in Michigan with too many potholes/road construction to have to worry about bent wheels, or a blowout on something my pregnant wife could be driving.

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Looks good. I have a wife who like using automatic car washes on the way home, so the "stretched tire" was out of the question. Also rides quite nice with the 235/40. I wasn't sure if the 8.5" 35 offset would stick out or not, so my 8" wheels with a 35 offset worked out ok. If I went 8.5", i'd keep the 235's.
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