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Old 12-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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18 x 9.5 and ET41 - what tire size do I need?

Will be having a new set-up next year and the rear wheels are 18 x 9.5 with ET41, what tires should I to prevent rubbing? My car is lowered on coilovers and I'm currently running a set of 18 x 9 ET45 wheels with 255/35/18 Pirelli PZero Neros with a lot of clearence at the back. Given the specs of the new set up, can I re-use the 255s or should I order myself some 245s and roll my fenders? As far as I know the Neros are considered one of the "thinner" tires, as you compare them to Bridgestone RE050PP etc.
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255's may cause some rubbing issues with at +41 offset but I would try it out and see if it will clear. Some tires and car alignments will vary.

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255's may cause some rubbing issues with at +41 offset but I would try it out and see if it will clear. Some tires and car alignments will vary.

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Falken FK452's and Toyo T1R's will give you the most room to work with since they offer very rounded sidewalls.

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