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Old 07-19-2007, 01:59 AM
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Can someone tell me what's the best size tire to get for my 18inch wheels? The shop where I got them from put on 215/35/18, but every online rim spot except one is saying 215/40/18...
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:27 AM
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my 18s have 225/40/18.. not sure if they have to be 40 though, i wouldnt think so
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It will work with modification of course, it aint like lego lol.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:04 PM
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18inch rims

Did u modify anything? If not, do u have a problem with rubbing when turning corners or sharp turns?
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I have a 98 base with 18 Motegi rims. I have 225-35-18 Toyo Proxes on it now. I took off my 225-40-18 Michelin pilots because they rubbed the wheel wells under hard handling situations and the Toyos don't. Stay with the 35s.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:11 PM
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yea satwilson's right, i do get a little rubbing.. hardly, but none would be better. my tires are almost dunzo anyways and ill be sure to keep it at 35 next time
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ok. thanks for the replies. I was wondering if it rubbed in the front and back or just one or the other. i was also presented with the staggered look (215/40/18 in the front and 225/40/18 for the back). The only reason i was considering going with the recommended height is because the roads aren't that smooth in Jersey.
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everything is a comprimise when modifying a car.
the 40 series tires will rub on hard corner, but they'll also give you more protection for your rims

the 35 series wont rub, but they'll have less protection and you hafta be even more careful while driving.

personally i gave up on my 17" rims with 215/40/17 tires cuz the jersey roads DESTROYED them. back to the stock SE-xy rims
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thank u...your advice will be taken into consideration. i will post a pic of the car in a couple of days. (she's a cream puff)...
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staggered.. with the larger tires in the back? we have FWD.. need the wider traction in the front if at all
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my buddy has 225/35 R18s on his Jetta and trust me you don't want to be riding where the roads are rough with those things, the roads around here are half way decent so he hasn't had and problems but i've been down some effed up roads with my 205/40s on my 17s and thought i bent my rims to **** because it was so rough luckly nothing happened but if i would have had those 35s my rims would probally be toast right now
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I am lowered about 1.5 inches in my 5th gen on 215/35/R18 on 18x7.5 in Enkei's with a 45 offset. They look great and I have no rubbing, but I have to be VERY cautious when I drive.
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staggered.. with the larger tires in the back? we have FWD.. need the wider traction in the front if at all
I have wider tires in the back with a bigger sidewall too. it's for looks man, it helps with handling the way my suspension is set up as well. cars look ridiculous with wide tires in the front unless they're at the track.
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Ok my new family..Here's a pic of the car. Tell me what u think..By the way, she's not finished.
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for 17s 225/40/17. Same size as the stock 205/50/16s. For 18s 225/35/18s. Same siz as the sotck 205/50/16s
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Ok honda family, i have another question. Can anyone tell me where to get a roof spoiler from for my 1999 prelude.. I saw one ebay thats suppose to be for a 1992-1996 and it's not big and bulky like the one made for 1999. Are the rear windows the same size? If anyone has the answer plz let me know.Or if u know where to get one thats flat and not bulky let me know. Thanks Prelude Family

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should i get 17s or 18s for me 97 prelude sh
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