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Re: 18" tire sizes (archive)

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Posted by m3geezer - simon macdonald on April 23, 2002 at 14:02:21:

In Reply to: Re: 18" tire sizes posted by KevinS on April 23, 2002 at 13:52:39:

off the top of my head i would have thought a 225 40 18 on front and a 235 35 18 on the back more suitable, try using a tyre calculator to get something more exact to standard rolling radius.


I'm buying a set of Daytona 8.5 X 18's I figure I can run with 215 35 18 in the front and 235 40 18 in the rear. Anyone out there running anything similar? Any info would be great. It's alot of cash and I want to get it right. THANKS

Don't put a 215/35/18 on a 8.5" wide wheel. The tire will be super-stretched and the rim will have zero protection. In fact the 215 on an 8" wide wheel is pretty bad too; I have this setup and will be moving to a 225/35/18 or 235/35/18 as soon as I need new tires.


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