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Old 07-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Im getting a pair of VMR V710s- 18x8.5 et35 (square setup)

TireRack recommends 225/40 tires, but Im pretty sure Im running that width tires on my OEM style 73 wheels (225/45/17).

What is the widest tire width I can so without any rubbing? (I have my car lowered slightly with BavAuto sport springs) Im trying to go for a wider look

I've been trying to find posts on the forum here but didnt have any luck, so please dont just reply to this and ask me to just look it up.

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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Sounds to me like tire rack is right because 8.5 really isn't a very wide rim. I've got 245 on a 10" rim.....id say try 235.....my 0.02$
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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235/40 should work just fine on stock and mildly lowered setups
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:02 PM   #4
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Especially if you go with a tire more known for a rounded profile. If you're close that could be the difference maker
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