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      04-11-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Tire Size Advice!

Just picked up a new set of rims and im trying to run a little bit of stretch to sit at a pretty low stance.

My rim sizes are:
18x9 -Front
18x10 -Rear

I was thinking of going with 235/35 & 255/35 what do you guys think?
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Why not 40 profile tire in the front?
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      04-12-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Why not 40 profile tire in the front?
40 can work too, i just want to make sure that the rims lip does not stick out of the tire... just want a very small stretch
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40 can work too, i just want to make sure that the rims lip does not stick out of the tire... just want a very small stretch
235/40/18 will look less streched than 235/35/18.

Here is a 235/40/18 with 18x9 wheel
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2012/02...s-perfect.html
Sorry its not bmw but couldnīt find any other good photos.

Here is 235/35/18 with 18x9
http://tyrestretch.com/9_235_35_R18/...35_R18.jpg.php

Depending manufacturer, same size tyres will look/stretch differently.
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235/40/18 will look less streched than 235/35/18.

Here is a 235/40/18 with 18x9 wheel
http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2012/02...s-perfect.html
Sorry its not bmw but couldnīt find any other good photos.

Here is 235/35/18 with 18x9
http://tyrestretch.com/9_235_35_R18/...35_R18.jpg.php

Depending manufacturer, same size tyres will look/stretch differently.
Thanks man really appreciate the links, the 235/40 for the front stretches exactly the way I want it to, now for the rear do you think 255/35 will stretch the same amount?
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Thanks man really appreciate the links, the 235/40 for the front stretches exactly the way I want it to, now for the rear do you think 255/35 will stretch the same amount?
Here is few examples
http://www.jdmgallery.com/2011/01/bugeye-royale/
http://www.wheeldude.com/wdg/ul/inde...ery/8502_1.png
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5503/1zyznnr.jpg
http://tyrestretch.com/10_255_35_R18...ankook.jpg.php

Looks almost the same to me.
What is the offsets of your wheels?


Just so you can compare
Im going to use 18x9.5 allround with 235/40/18.
Here is photos of 235/40 with 9.5
http://www.equnit.com/EVO/pics/
Im only waiting my wheels to arrive.My Hankook tyres came in this morning at 7.00am ,nice wake up.
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Here is few examples
http://www.jdmgallery.com/2011/01/bugeye-royale/
http://www.wheeldude.com/wdg/ul/inde...ery/8502_1.png
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5503/1zyznnr.jpg
http://tyrestretch.com/10_255_35_R18...ankook.jpg.php

Looks almost the same to me.
What is the offsets of your wheels?


Just so you can compare
Im going to use 18x9.5 allround with 235/40/18.
Here is photos of 235/40 with 9.5
http://www.equnit.com/EVO/pics/
Im only waiting my wheels to arrive.My Hankook tyres came in this morning at 7.00am ,nice wake up.

Ohhh nice, i was debating on either getting falken 452 or hankook v12... my offset is +27F & +30R
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