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What size tires can I go with? #281998 Sep 22, 8:35am Sep 22, 8:35am
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What size tires can I go with?
I need to buy new tires for my car - but am unsure what size tires I can go with. I have 18" rims - and the car has been lowered. Right now it has 215/35/18 tires on it - but I was thinking of going with a different size - but didn't know what would fit. Thanks for the help in advance thumbsup

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Manx] #281999 Sep 23, 7:07am Sep 23, 7:07am
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Surely someone knows the answer to this question!!!! frown

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Manx] #282000 Sep 23, 7:23am Sep 23, 7:23am
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I have 225/40-18

you can go a little bigger in the back if you wanted to

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: beans] #282001 Sep 23, 7:47am Sep 23, 7:47am
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^^ yep yep, i've got 225/40/18s on my car with a 2 inch drop. thumbsup they fit with no problems with scrubbing.

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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: narcolepsy123456] #282002 Sep 23, 9:09am Sep 23, 9:09am
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^^That's pretty much what I was worried about - the tires rubbing - I spoke with a local tire shop that pretty much told me that a bigger size tire (like the 225/40) would probably not work because:
"The original tires that came on your car were 24.0 inches tall. The 18 inch tire and wheel package you have now is 23.9 inches tall making your speedo correct. The P225/40R18 will make your speedo/odo incorrect, and I am not sure if you will have enough clearance inside the wheel wells for them."

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Manx] #282003 Sep 23, 12:20pm Sep 23, 12:20pm
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you can go as high as a 245-35-19 if you wanted


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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: JBing] #282004 Sep 23, 12:29pm Sep 23, 12:29pm
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Why not going with 225/35-18

I have them and fit perfectly on a 18x8 wheel.

and you wouldn't have the problem your dealer said at all...

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Danny7] #282005 Sep 23, 12:38pm Sep 23, 12:38pm
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Id go with a 40 series if possible, I had a set of 225/35 and your always watching the road for bumps and pot holes


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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: JBing] #282006 Sep 23, 12:40pm Sep 23, 12:40pm
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what if you dont have a drop?

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: fonz182] #282007 Sep 23, 12:44pm Sep 23, 12:44pm
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then get one, the Celi looks real goofy w. rims and no drop. I rec. TRD or sportline for a real aggressive look, and you can still fit a 225-40 with the SL drop too


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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: JBing] #282008 Sep 23, 1:05pm Sep 23, 1:05pm
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I have the hotchkis sport springs (for those who know trog's old car - I bought it). I am not sure how much of a drop that gave me - but as for why I wanted a different size tire is because the tires I have now pretty much suck - very very hard, and crappy traction when it rains. So I wanted something with better grip and just a tad more give - but also want to make sure whatever I get will fit on my car and not screw anything up! grin

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Manx] #282009 Sep 23, 1:10pm Sep 23, 1:10pm
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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: JBing] #282010 Sep 23, 1:48pm Sep 23, 1:48pm
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they are Weapon R Tsukuba Racing Seats smile they're really nice and suprisingly comfortable tongue

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Manx] #282011 Sep 23, 1:53pm Sep 23, 1:53pm
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hey i just noticed that really looks like TRogg's celica.

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Virgilson] #282012 Sep 23, 1:58pm Sep 23, 1:58pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
hey i just noticed that really looks like TRogg's celica.

Originally Posted by Manx
(for those who know trog's old car - I bought it).

cool
That would be because it used to be his - I bought it from him about 3 1/2 months ago.

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: JBing] #282013 Sep 24, 1:54am Sep 24, 1:54am
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Originally Posted by JBing
Id go with a 40 series if possible, I had a set of 225/35 and your always watching the road for bumps and pot holes


You right,but consider that he now has some 215/35-18!!!
He has to watch the road even more than me! wink

Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: Danny7] #282014 Sep 24, 10:53am Sep 24, 10:53am
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Originally Posted by Danny7


You right,but consider that he now has some 215/35-18!!!
He has to watch the road even more than me! wink


um... i am confused. confused 40 series are thicker than 35 series. Why would he have to watch the road more?

I think 225/40/18 is a great size. Wider and less bumpier.


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Re: What size tires can I go with? [Re: tony] #282015 Sep 27, 1:12am Sep 27, 1:12am
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215/35-18 is a little more risky for the rims than a 225/35-18.

225/40-18 is a good size if you mind rims protection,but with that size you will change your gear ratio and the car will be a little bit slower in acceleration.

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