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Old 05-07-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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18x8 on 255 tire?

hey guys, I'm currently running a staggered set of wheels 18x8 18x8.5 and I'm on a budget. I bought new wheels but they are all 18x8 so would I be able to run a 255 tire on those new wheels?
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:05 PM   #2
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That's pushing it on the "chubby" side. What's the offset of the wheels?

I've run 225/40s on 8s and those are square. 8.5 even with 225 is fine. 245/35 on an 8.5 looks pretty square as well.

I would probably suggest a 225/40 18 because it is likely going to be the cheapest size. Even within 18" sizes, prices for tires --even from the same manufacturer and line-- can vary wildly. get the most popular size you can find.

You can get an entire set of decent tires (not great, but decent) for less than 100 dollars a piece.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Toyo-Exten...FWL-98&vxp=mtr

As an addendum:

My 325xi's came stock with 205/55/16s... Skinny little things, so 225 is already an increase in performance.

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Old 05-07-2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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For Reference, this is my Acura 3.5RL with 245/35 20 on 8.5 in the front (245/35 on 10s in the back)
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:30 PM   #4
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another point of reference... My 3.5RL on 225/40... 19x8 (i think)
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:09 PM   #5
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You can do it. It will be pinched, but it'll work. That's a pretty common fitment for modern cars.
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