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Old 04-15-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Just pre-ordered my FIRST set of wheels.

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I wanted the 18x10 rears but the guy at wheeldude said they would look akward? what do you guys think? I went with 18's because its more Show/Performance. I read most peoples opinions and 18's would be more practical. I drive my car on the daily.

and what tire specs should i get?
My friend suggested 205/40/18 fronts & 235/40/18 rears

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Old 04-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
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Just pre-ordered my FIRST set of wheels.

LC Leman Reps
18x8.5(f) 18x9.5(r)

I wanted the 18x10 rears but the guy at wheeldude said they would look akward? what do you guys think? I went with 18's because its more Show/Performance. I read most peoples opinions and 18's would be more practical. I drive my car on the daily.

and what tire specs should i get?
My friend suggested 205/40/18 fronts & 235/40/18 rears
1. This is the showroom. Nobody cares that you ordered wheels

2. 18s for go, 19s for show. 18s aren't for show

3. I have no idea, where is Chris
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235 on a 9.5" rim?! no.
i believe he meant 225 on the 8.5" rim and 255 on the 9.5" rim
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235 on a 9.5" rim?! no.
I run 235's on 9.5 all around on a 240, they fit but it's a decent stretch. I am running 225/255 RT615s on 8.5/9.5 on my BMW, they will rub a little in the back if you're low, nothing major. I would imagine most 255's on a 9.5 in the back won't rub at all, the RT615 tends to fit like it's another 10mm wider (so a 255 fits like a 265).
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Just pre-ordered my FIRST set of wheels.

LC Leman Reps
18x8.5(f) 18x9.5(r)

I wanted the 18x10 rears but the guy at wheeldude said they would look akward? what do you guys think? I went with 18's because its more Show/Performance. I read most peoples opinions and 18's would be more practical. I drive my car on the daily.

and what tire specs should i get?
My friend suggested 205/40/18 fronts & 235/40/18 rears

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Your friend is a bit off with his suggestion.

You're going to want to run the following tire sizes with that wheel set:

225/40/18 (Front)
255/35/18 (Rear)

If you're looking for a good tire that has long life and decent grip for all daily driving duties - check out the Falken FK452 tires or the General Exlaim UHP tires.

We run those brands for our daily driver wheels.
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