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Old 05-15-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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245/40/18s on the back!



Hey Guys,

I finally got my 245s on the back ... yes yes not a big deal!! but I think it looks tight.

It is on stock suspension but it looks good enough for me.

Anyways just wanted to thank mitch for his help - thanks to his advice, dropped your name and got my fenders rolled for a better than asking price!

later guys.

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Old 05-15-2004, 09:55 PM   #2
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where did you get your fenders rolled
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Old 05-15-2004, 11:27 PM   #3
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wheel and tire zone on eglington
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:04 AM   #4
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Anyday boss!

Glad to hear everything went well!

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Old 05-16-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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Wouldn't a 35 series tire have helped a little? You gonna post a pic of the car? We all wanna see
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
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pics?

I want to put 18x8.5 @ 255 tires on the back ... and 18x7.5 @ 225 on the front...

notice heavy steering?
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:50 PM   #7
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yes 35 series tires would have helped but i got a good deal on these.

as for the steering it is perfect i have 235s on the front with 8.5 rims...and no complaints. As for the 255s they are going to be a very very tight fit. I think you will be required to pull the fender as well.

pics ... i will have to post them later in the week.
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:58 PM   #8
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Justin, 255's would rub more than enough, especialy for us 4dr boys, i had 255's on my rear, with the suspension SLIGHTLY lowered, and it rubbed only on hard bumps, and the fenderes were NOT rolled, however, if you were to roll the fenders and lower your car, you'd still rub under heavy cornering, and IMO its not really worth it, to spend that extra cash for 255's, if you wanna get brave, stick with 245's and PRAY that you don't rub, otherwise 235's all around get the job done perfectly IMO!
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:32 PM   #9
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SOLDOMATIC 325i,

did you have the 255 on 17s cuz that would make a difference? I have my 245s on 18s and as soon as i put my extra tires in the trunk of my car to take back to storage she was rubbing .

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i have 235/40/18 on back with no roll and it sits perfect no ridding on the rubber
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:59 AM   #11
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with 18x8.5, what do u recommend? 225 in the front and 235 in the back? what would be the diff if i put 235 on the front as well ?

how much was the fender rolling?
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:35 PM   #12
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Mikester - not that i'm an expert or anything.

On my car for with stock suspension I was able to have 235/40/18 on 8.5 width rims all round with out any issues - no rolling or anything.

As soon as i went up to 245/40/18 in the back then the rubbing occured.

I think if you went 235 all the way around it would be fine and allows you to rotate your tires as well. One thing tho if you have 235s on an 8.5 rim the lip of the rim sticks out a bit and can be rashed if you rub up on a curb with 245s the rubber will protect your rim as long at it is just a touch (parrellel parking)

So if you are keeping stock hieght 235 all round and you 'should' be fine ... if you are lowering it i would recommend you talk to someone who has done that to their car. (anybody else please jump in with your comments here)

rolling cost me 110 bucks.

hope that helps you out

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Old 05-17-2004, 03:04 PM   #13
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think you'll be able to lower with the 245's on? ...
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Old 05-17-2004, 03:46 PM   #14
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it is pretty tight in there, maybe. But, if did lower it i think i would have to introduce negitive(?) camber.
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