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Old 02-04-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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ok so the tire on my car right now are 165/65/15 rims and the ones iam giting are 224/40/18 rims will this make the car stay the same only reply if you know
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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The new wheel setup will not make your car stay the same as the 18s are nearly 2 inches larger in diameter. Are you running 4 spare tires right now? those are tiny rims/tires to be running.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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bugger off and do some searching. "only reply if you know" who are you kidding, get over yourself pal.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
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What is your question? Are you asking if these wheels will change the stance of your car?
If so, then yes....your car will be much better off than with your current setup.
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The new wheel setup will not make your car stay the same as the 18s are nearly 2 inches larger in diameter. Are you running 4 spare tires right now? those are tiny rims/tires to be running.
i know thats why i want to get new rims
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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Well I'm gonna say it again, stay away from cheap wheels..if you're gonna upgrade your wheels do it right and get something CLEAN looking like this off VMR or Umnitza:



You should be good with 17" or 18" wheels...dont do 19 or above unless you plan to heavily mod your car.
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ok so the tire on my car right now are 165/65/15 rims and the ones iam giting are 224/40/18 rims will this make the car stay the same only reply if you know
Ultra rare tire size...only lambos can run those, bro
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #8
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Maybe he meant 225? lol unless he really knows that he's talking about and knows for a fact he needs 224's
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ok so the tire on my car right now are 165/65/15 rims and the ones iam giting are 224/40/18 rims will this make the car stay the same only reply if you know
Dude, you really have problems.
You made 9 threads , yes 9 threads everyone, about the same damn thing.
Stop spamming this site, and leave now man while you still can.
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I don't know.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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If you plan on running a 18x8.5 +35-40 all around, 225/40/18 or 235/40/18 would be a perfect size to use. This would stay within the 3% rolling diameter of stock.

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Like the others said 225/40R18 is fine.
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