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biketsai
09-23-2008, 04:44 PM
Will this fit?
245/35/18 on 18x5.8" wheels with a 35 offset.
my stance:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/volumebikec0/_DSC4368.jpg

Kyle H
09-23-2008, 04:57 PM
I'd say it'll rub... I don't know about 245's on 5.8" wheels though! [:P]


I had a friend who tried to run 235/35 on 8.5" wheels, actually on 18x8.5 rs4 reps, and he rubbed on nuespeed race, you look lower than he was. He now runs 225/35 on the 8.5" wheels and only rubs sometimes.

onemoremile
09-23-2008, 05:06 PM
I run a 245/40-17 on 17x8 et35 which is very close. Same size tire but your tire will be about 6mm closer to the control arms and rear upright. A 5mm spacer should do the trick if it is needed at all. My bet is that it is only needed in the rear.

I've been planning on running 255/40-17 or 255/35-18 next year on a 8.5" wide wheel. I've measured and it shouldn't be a difficult fit at all.

Stampy
09-23-2008, 05:28 PM
you can use this size comparison thing to figure out the actual difference between what you run now.....If it helps at all.

http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs.jsp

big_greasy_taco
09-23-2008, 05:34 PM
Im running 225/40/18 with a 8.5 inch rim, and im getting rub in hard corners... youll most likely rub with those chunky tires slammed like you are.

B518T
09-23-2008, 05:44 PM
you will rub on 245....you would prolly rub on 235....I would say 225 is your best bet...gl!

andyrew
09-23-2008, 07:18 PM
I run 235's without rub.. I do not think 245's will fit, I have less than 1/8 everywhere.. (PS' I've autoxed with this with no rub)

kingtr
09-23-2008, 09:18 PM
I'm not nearly as low, about a finger gap all around, and I rubbed with 235/40/18's that were on 18x8 et 32 wheels. I realize my wheels are about 3 mm further out than ideal (et 35) but nonetheless, I rubbed in the front when cornering hard and hitting bump. Now I run 225/40/18 and don't rub nearly as much (still a bit in front when cornering, but nowhere near as bad as before).

I really think with 245s you will either be rubbing the rear upright or fender. Stick with 235 or in my personal experience, 225s.

LowSantorin
09-23-2008, 10:52 PM
i think u will rub. I run 225/45/17 and rub... Your stance looks to low to run that!

a4fann
09-24-2008, 12:42 AM
with that stance you will rub alot. I say 225/40

JumboBlack1.8
09-24-2008, 05:57 AM
What wheels r u gettin?

biketsai
09-24-2008, 08:23 AM
maybe some rs4's 18x8.5

flyromeo3
09-24-2008, 08:33 AM
Im running 225/40/18 with a 8.5 inch rim, and im getting rub in hard corners... youll most likely rub with those chunky tires slammed like you are.

hmm,...i have the same size wheels and i dont rub at all on coilovers.

biketsai
09-24-2008, 08:35 AM
X2, I am currently running 225/40-18's on 18x8 wheels with a 35 offset and i am not rubbing at all. I did the calculator and it will only be .2" larger

DND
09-24-2008, 08:36 AM
Well, you have a slightly smaller rolling diameter which will help, but I hit my front fenders cornering over bumps with a 235 but it's a good half inch bigger diameter too...
I'm pretty sure they will stick out past your fenders in the front though.

audi til I die
09-24-2008, 08:36 AM
My buddy's running 8.5" RS4's and rubs fenders with people in the back. He's on stock sport suspension and a 10mm spacer. I have 245's in the rear as well and I've never rubbed but I'm not low at all

big_greasy_taco
09-24-2008, 10:15 AM
hmm,...i have the same size wheels and i dont rub at all on coilovers.

Im pretty much slammed tho... my stance is really similar to biketsai, which is why im guessing hel'l get alot of rub. When I take mine up a touch, there wont be any rub.




X2, I am currently running 225/40-18's on 18x8 wheels with a 35 offset and i am not rubbing at all. I did the calculator and it will only be .2" larger

Keep in mind that every tire manufacturer makes their sizes of tires differently. I was reading an article, and different tire brands, of the exact same size, were almost an inch off

onemoremile
09-24-2008, 10:23 AM
My 245/40-17 are barely 1/4" wider than my 225/50-16. The 225 are on wheels an inch narrower too.