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Please no flames...I know this might come off as an amateur question...
I called Upgrade Motoring to get a quote on the new Volk RE30 wheels with tires for my 8. When I mentioned that many of you on the forum were running 18 x 9.5 with +38 offset and 255/40 tires, and that that was the best-looking setup (to my eyes) all around, they thought it was too aggressive and that I would have potential fitment issues.
He recommended 8.5's in the front and 9.5's in the rear with 225's and 245's or 245's and 265's max.
Will I have major issues with running 18 x 9.5 with 255/40 (+38 offset) all the way around? If so, why are so many people on the forum running this setup? What do I have to do to make it fit?
Or should I just go with 245's all around on 9.0's? I'm not a fan of staggering the wheels. I'm currently running Espelir GT springs which have lowered the car about an inch (seems like more in the front than the back).
Please give me some peace and understanding here!
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I don't want to run anything over 255...should I get the 18 x 8.5, 18 x 9.0 or 18 x 9.5 ?
Thanks for your help so far...I really don't wanna get the wrong wheels
I will tell you this......... I am running 18 x 9.0 rims in the rear with 255/40/18's with Racing Beat lowering springs(1/2 inch) and I have a slight bit of rubbing when going over bumps of moderate size.
Right now..........upfront, I stayed with stock size 225/45/18 on 18 x 8.5 with same lowering springs and no issues.
Oh............my offset is +38 on all.
05 TiGray, 6MT...GT.
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Also I wanted to go with 255/40/18 because it's the same overall diameter as the stock tires and it's almost a pound lighter than 265/35/18, as seen on Falken's website: http://www.falkentire.com/rt615_sizes.html .
I wanna start a business that makes wheel / tire buying easier...I'm not a stupid man and it manages to make me feel dumb...this blows.
I can sympathize with TeamRX8. You asked for advice, got some recommendations and seemed to ignore those recommendations and ask if something else would work instead. Those situations are frustrating to people trying to help.
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