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03-30-2008, 07:30 PM
Ruff racing wheels 18X8.5, Will these fit in the front of my car? 99.5 1.8tQM? Is a 225/40-18 too small for a 8.5" rim?

03-30-2008, 07:31 PM
I think that tire might be a bit stretched.
I am running that size on my 8" and it is perfect.

03-30-2008, 07:34 PM
my friend is putting 9.5s on his car.

03-30-2008, 07:38 PM
I run that tire size on wheels the same size as yours. It has a little stretch. I think it looks good.

03-30-2008, 07:41 PM
IIRC, 225's are supposed to fit anywhere from a 7''-8.5'' wheel. So its going to be pretty damn stretched. BUT it will fit.

I'd run a 235 on a 8.5'' wheel, but thats just me.

03-30-2008, 07:43 PM
Depends on the tire. Some companys tires are wider then others. Falkens run skinny while dunlop and yokohamas run wider.

Ruff Racing 279 18X8.5 with yokohama parada spec 2's 225/40/18. I hope this answers your question. There is barely any stretch

03-30-2008, 07:44 PM
whoops, forgot the picture

03-31-2008, 07:39 AM
damn poopie, your car is gorgeous. is that an oempl front lip. i really need to get one of those.

03-31-2008, 07:46 AM
thanks. yes that is a cupra r oem front lip

03-31-2008, 10:37 AM
whoops, forgot the picture

Wow your car looks awesome man! What do you have for an offset on those? and how much is your car lowered? I have H&R race springs, do the front tires rub? I had nexen n300 on my other car and after going thru three popped tires! 7 total I switched to nankang ns2 and the nankang were definatly narrower and they were both the same size. Thanks for your help[:D]

03-31-2008, 10:41 AM
offset is et35. its about 24.75 fender to ground all the way around. With rolled fenders I only rub on the fender liners on very sharp downhill turns under braking. Nankangs sucked. No grip at all. basically it was hard plastic.