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b5power
06-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Are 215/40 ok to run on 18x9.5 (rear)? will there be problems running these tire size or should i go 225/40? thanks

Seerlah
06-02-2010, 06:51 PM
That's pushing it. Run 225/40 for stretch, 235/40 for clean match.

jrock
06-02-2010, 06:54 PM
I run 225 on my 8.5's. A lot of people run 225 on 8's. I'd say def go with 235's

pattrick02
06-02-2010, 06:58 PM
it can probably be done, but that is definitely pushing it. If they were 9 inches wide I'd say go ahead no problem...although I have a friend with 17x9's and he has 205's on there...so you could probably get away with 215's on a 9.5...I'm not saying it isn't a bit risky though..even if you're considering load ratings, etc..

b5power
06-02-2010, 07:07 PM
i will b running 18X8 with 215/40 in the front but for the 18x9.5 rears i already have the tires 215/40 from my previous wheels...i just want my Jlines to look sexy, have a very nice stretch but safe i dont race i just cruise but im not scare to run it 215s i dont know yet...i need more feedback

Seerlah
06-02-2010, 07:11 PM
You Quattro? You will def be pushing it with the 215 on the rears if you want it to have a clean look to match the 215 on the 8" width wheel up front. I say 215 for the fronts (18x8), 225 for the rears (18x9.5) for the stretched look. And be cautous of the rolling diameter if you are Quattro.

b5power
06-02-2010, 07:15 PM
not quattro =(

geeky
06-02-2010, 07:15 PM
I'm going to be ordering 215/35/18 for my 18x8 setup and thats a pretty good stretch, a 215 on a 9.5 seems like its really really risky.

Lelix
06-02-2010, 07:18 PM
Look around on http://www.tyrestretch.com/index.php it should give you an idea on what it's gonna look like. It's safe to run, it just depends on the look you are going for. What are the offsets on the wheels?

b5power
06-02-2010, 07:22 PM
forsure..thanks ill look around...its safe? thats good to hear. yeah my friend is running the Miro wheel 18x10 in the rear with 215/40 =/

b5power
06-02-2010, 07:24 PM
oh offsets are 35

geeky
06-02-2010, 07:46 PM
another good site for stretch etc is:

http://www.willtheyfit.com

i know sounds a little ;) but it's not. a lot of my friends in the VW scene use that website to gauge which tires to buy.

wesleyfbm
06-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Im going to be running the 215/40 tires on my 18 x 9.5 set up this year. I will let you all know how it is.
I had 225/40 on my 18 x 8.5 last year...very minimal stretch.

b5power
06-02-2010, 08:01 PM
cool hope all goes well with your set up this year yeah post some pics and ill do the same planning on putting on my jlines and tires tmrw or friday.

BrokeDown[20V]
06-02-2010, 09:06 PM
I ran a 205/40 on 9.5 no problem....

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/1997GTi/img1242699529999.jpg

If I can recommend a tire...you will love the way a Falken 512 looks with that set-up if you want stretch. 215/40 on a 9.5

Here is a falken 512 215/40 I ran on a 9" wide wheel..
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/1997GTi/DSCN1158.jpg

b5power
06-02-2010, 09:21 PM
thanks for the photos brokedown[20v] ill look into those tires in the near future but the tires i have are nankangs yes i know lol but they should have a pretty good stretch right?

JEmm
06-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Go for it! You slamming on them?

b5power
06-03-2010, 11:32 AM
yeah im slammed

onemoremile
06-03-2010, 11:36 AM
What wheel are you running in a 18x9.5? I need some wide wheels and haven't found a whole lot of options. Send me yours and I'll fit some 285/30-18 to them...

JEmm
06-03-2010, 11:51 AM
What wheel are you running in a 18x9.5? I need some wide wheels and haven't found a whole lot of options. Send me yours and I'll fit some 285/30-18 to them...

Futuras or VS-XX's, do it! [:D]

b5power
06-03-2010, 12:47 PM
What wheel are you running in a 18x9.5? I need some wide wheels and haven't found a whole lot of options. Send me yours and I'll fit some 285/30-18 to them...

im running jlines sdm L2 18x9.5 in the back and 18x8 in the front

JEmm
06-03-2010, 07:10 PM
im running jlines sdm L2 18x9.5 in the back and 18x8 in the front

OOhhhhhhh nice choice!

wesleyfbm
06-03-2010, 08:44 PM
Thanks Mikey. Thought for some reason the Falken 512's were discontinued...?

onemoremile
06-04-2010, 03:44 PM
Futuras or VS-XX's, do it! [:D]

Waaaaayyyy too much money. Thinking Velocity v710 in 18x10 bmw fitment redrilled and powdercoated. Should cost about a third of a set of Works. Although Works go better with my license plate...

nizmosx
06-04-2010, 04:40 PM
anything smaller than 235 would be a crazy stretch. i have 235s on a 9 inch wheel and its already stretched. so on a 9.5 inch wheel its going to be really stretched. 215 is suicide.

nizmosx
06-04-2010, 04:46 PM
i have a set of work vs-xx for sale in the classifieds. pm me if you are interested.

http://www.kinkypeanuts.com/junk/photo.jpg

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BrokeDown[20V]
06-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Thanks Mikey. Thought for some reason the Falken 512's were discontinued...?

They are Wes, they were replaced with the 912's....But discounttiredirect.com still has them.

wesleyfbm
06-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Yah i saw the 512's on discounttires.com too....but kinda hopin to find tires for cheap in the classifieds. Them shits are expensive!

onemoremile
06-05-2010, 08:12 AM
Also check ebay for discount tire's auction store. They have great prices and free shipping.

wesleyfbm
06-05-2010, 09:22 AM
^ thank you!

geeky
06-05-2010, 10:29 AM
online tires has great pricing for tires too.

onlinetires.com

I just bought some delinte d7 for $270 shipped for 4 tires. I know "delinte...wtf? who is that?" I have no idea either but my buddies who have a built STi and supra's etc. only buy these tires, not to mention they're only $58 a piece at 215/35/18 so no complaints from me.