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Help with Tires #122578 Mar 11, 8:37am Mar 11, 8:37am
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Help with Tires
I am about to get some G-Racing 18's and having the hardest time with tires. The dealer wants to give me 215-35-18, but I'm not sure how low a profile that really is. What is a good size for a smoother ride??

I was thinking 225-40-18 but not sure... confused

Re: Help with Tires [Re: Brazmonke] #122579 Mar 11, 8:42am Mar 11, 8:42am
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Originally Posted by Brazmonke
I am about to get some G-Racing 18's and having the hardest time with tires. The dealer wants to give me 215-35-18, but I'm not sure how low a profile that really is. What is a good size for a smoother ride??

I was thinking 225-40-18 but not sure... confused


your combination (225-40-18) would provide for a slightly smoother ride (but it most probably wouldnt be noticeable). having a slightly wider tire and slighty higher sidewall will help takes the bumps incrementaly better...but as i said the difference is probably nill (that said, every little bit helps).

the dealers choice (215-35-18) is the practical choice. the sidewall is slightly shorter so it will make your 18s look even bigger (which is obviously important to you otherwise you wouldnt have gotten 18s to begin with). and depending on who is doing the selling..the dealers choice may also be slightly cheaper (but will most likely be the same price)

Re: Help with Tires [Re: Brazmonke] #122580 Mar 11, 10:54am Mar 11, 10:54am
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215/35 are generaly more expensive than 225/40 'cuz the smaller the sidewall, the more expensive it is to produce. If you plan to get coilovers down the road, then I would go with a 225/40 to smoothen the ride a little bit. But if you're just gonna get springs then go with 215/35.

Re: Help with Tires [Re: Brazmonke] #122581 Mar 12, 7:56am Mar 12, 7:56am
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225/40 gives you 15mm extra (optical) lowering and 15mm less clearance problems wink

Re: Help with Tires [Re: Brazmonke] #122582 Mar 12, 8:00am Mar 12, 8:00am
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definately 225 over 215, and between 35 and 40, its just whichever you think looks better. a friend of mine has 18's with 35 profile tires, and it looks really good.


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