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What Tire size should i get for 18 x 8.5 rims ?

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Old 02-01-2004, 07:16 AM
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Default What Tire size should i get for 18 x 8.5 rims ?

Local tire shop said i should get 245/45 which would look like baloons ..His defense was that we have crappy roads and it would protect the rims. Whats the best size for bad street surfaces and bumpy roads .
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:20 AM
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Default 245/45?! you sure he didn't mean 245/40?

245/45 is the wrong rolling diameter.

you *could* do 245/40 but 235/40 will look a lot better.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:21 AM
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225-40-18 Y or Z rated
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:23 AM
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Default 8.5 inches is 225mm why in god's name would he tell you to get tires that would stick out (more)

Trust me, I have stock 18x8.5 rims, and I have stock 225-40-18 tires. They fit just perfect and they look good. No problems with rim damage.
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Default 225 will look pretty stretched on an 8.5" wide rim ...

consider that audi uses 225 on 7.5" wide rims. 235 will look more natural imho.
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no they don't.... that's what I have and it was stock
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actually, 8.5 inches is 215.9mm.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:26 AM
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what oem audi tt rim is 8.5" wide?
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:27 AM
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Default THIS is a 225-40-18 ContiSportContact2 on my stock 18x18.5 rims.... NO STRETCH!

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Old 02-01-2004, 07:28 AM
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look at my post above....
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