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Old 05-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Tire Experts, PLEASE help! Style 135 questions

Tire experts, please help me figure out what will fit given my current setup and where I want to get it:

Current setup:

(Rear fenders rolled)

18x8 F
225/40/18

18.8.5 R
255/35/18

My question is, how much of a stretch do I need if I plan on dropping the car on either H&R Sport springs or on Eibach Sportline springs? (I realize they both have different drop specs, so let's air on the side of caution and go conservative)

I currently have 10mm F and 15mm R spacers, and I would like to push to 15 mm F and 25mm R, giving me an approximate ET of about 32F an 26R

How much of a stretch do I need to get basically flush? I was thinking of going with 225/40/18 in the back, but have no idea what size to get for the front (215/40/18?). I've been told that the fronts should be ok even with stock tire sizes?

Also: I don't want to loose a lot of ride height by stretching too much, as I'm already worried about what the ride height will be once I'm lowered.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated! If you have pictures to illustrate to me what the stretch, if needed, would look like, that would be great. I've seen some pics, but more never hurts.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Ok, well, what If I make it a more straight forward question:

Do I need 225/40/18 or 235 in the back if I plan to drop on Eibach Sportline and space to an et26 rear?

I don't jack about tire stretch, but from what I've seen, the 225/40/18 on the back should be fine. Just wondering If I can put a 235

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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Guess I'll just have to create a thread in the General section




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An 8.5 ET26 should fit with a bit of fender work. Since your car has rolled fenders it probably would be alright, but it just depends on how flat you were able to get the fender lips.
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An 8.5 ET26 should fit with a bit of fender work. Since your car has rolled fenders it probably would be alright, but it just depends on how flat you were able to get the fender lips.
Thanks man

Yeah, I know nothing about tires, and I really don't want to buy the wrong sized ones, especially after spending $ on larger spacers.

The rears are only rolled, not cut, so I still have about a 5-7mm lip in the back

If I go with a 225/40/18 on the rear, and with the fenders being rolled, do you think the stretch will give me enough clearance?
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You could probably clear with those tires since you have already done some fender work.
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You could probably clear with those tires since you have already done some fender work.
You are referencing the 225/40/18s, correct?
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Yes, the 225/40/18s would most likely fit without too much trouble.
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Yes, the 225/40/18s would most likely fit without too much trouble.
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