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Old 05-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
chenja 330CI
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Tire Fitment Help

Hi All,

I've read through pages and pages of tire fitments, but couldn't find a good solution. I am about to purchase some VMR VB3s in 18" staggered:

18x8.5 ET35-40
18x9.5 ET45

Couple of questions:
1 - Upfront, ET35-40, what's the major difference between 35 and 40, and what's recommended?
2 - What's the best tire sizes for them, I've found (225-235)/40/18 for front (255-265)/35/18 for rears. What's recommended? I obviously want to run wider tires... 235 and 265s since the rims are wider than stock staggered 18s. Again, what's recommended and what's the difference?

FYI, my car is dropped on Eibach Pro + Koni FSDs, so the front is pretty low. I want to avoid rubbing.

Let me know guys, thanks.
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