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    Possible to fit 18x8.5 et 40 with Michelin pss 255/40/18 I like the meaty

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    I have 10mm spacers up front and 15mm out back Iím waiting for rims to be delivered so Iím trying to decide which tires would be best to get that meaty look but still being functional and advice would be appreciated


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    235 et30-35, depending on the style of tire, is about as wide as you can go w/o flaring, your fenders will have to come out probably 20-25mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenzo View Post
    235 et30-35, depending on the style of tire, is about as wide as you can go w/o flaring, your fenders will have to come out probably 20-25mm
    Thx for the reply I seen that the 255/40/18 is actually 1.3 inches taller than stock which def looks like a lot so now Iím opting for 255/35/18, seems better cuz itís actually only a .3 inch taller than stock 205/60/15 similar rotation rev too but a tire that wide tho looks good. Itís not the fenders Iím worried about cuz Iíll have access to a fender roller but itís the upright in the rear suspension Iím more worried about like like seen ppl running 255 on the thread some I wondering if Iím gonna have to edit something in there as well as the fronts too .. from what I thought since the rim is Et 40 and 15 spacer should put it at 35 lol idk if Iím getting this rite but I know what looks good and what I want


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    I have a 235/40/18 with 32 offset and they just clear, so I figure with your offset and spacers it shouldn't be an issue. Won't be a simple roll, you'll have to actually flare the fenders out, be careful with your paint, and front wheel well will have to be changed up. You'll have to get extended lug bolts

    Not worth betting your money on me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenzo View Post
    I have a 235/40/18 with 32 offset and they just clear, so I figure with your offset and spacers it shouldn't be an issue. Won't be a simple roll, you'll have to actually flare the fenders out, be careful with your paint, and front wheel well will have to be changed up. You'll have to get extended lug bolts

    Not worth betting your money on me though
    Hahahaha i did do a stud conversion at at least yea 800 buck for new pilot sports shit this make me wanna buy some used tires first with the size im wanting first or something


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    My Costco let me try on my tires and articulate them before buying, given I was gonna buy some smaller ones if it didn't work out

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    Oo interesting I didnít think places let ppl do that I know the custom wheel shop by me didnít wanna do it even when I told em id pay for it


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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenzo View Post
    My Costco let me try on my tires and articulate them before buying, given I was gonna buy some smaller ones if it didn't work out
    Hereís your sneak peek ****** IMG_0948.JPG


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    225/40-18
    235/40-18
    245/35-18
    255/35-18

    Other tire sizes may not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolgraymemo View Post
    225/40-18
    235/40-18
    245/35-18
    255/35-18

    Other tire sizes may not work.
    Nice hella clutch response these are literally the numbers I been playing with In my head so far to get that fitment Iím thinking .. do you think itís stupid to go to a really cheap used tire spot and have them mount all those sizes for cheap and then just put them all on the car set it down on itís own wieght and see everything once and for all before I spend the 6-8 hundred for the fresh rubber ???


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    Thereís a stickied thread with examples of the different setups.
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    Well Yea Iíve been all up through that. Lol I thought that was a given hzaha


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    Quote Originally Posted by wpfahl View Post
    Yea see ..!! You know what Iím saying :)) what are those 255/what ? Looks like your lower just a little bit cuz you actually like the drive the car.. did you have to do any fender rolls/ pulls or spacers with a set up like these??? And see that itís Avant maybe this dumb question but are wheel wells a tab bit bigger ??( well at least in the back ??)


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    255/35/18 on 18x8.5 et35 no spacers. Aluminum uprights with some material removes to prevent rubbing. Rolled front fenders and trimmed liners. Track coil-overs that shake your fillings out and hotchkins sway-bars. Realistic GTF heights are also important. I agree that 235ís are the way to roll unless youíre willing to sacrifice ride comfort and do some suspension mods to accommodate more rubber. Running 245/35/18ís for the winter. They are still proud of the fenders.IMG_1093.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by wpfahl View Post
    255/35/18 on 18x8.5 et35 no spacers. Aluminum uprights with some material removes to prevent rubbing. Rolled front fenders and trimmed liners. Track coil-overs that shake your fillings out and hotchkins sway-bars. Realistic GTF heights are also important. I agree that 235ís are the way to roll unless youíre willing to sacrifice ride comfort and do some suspension mods to accommodate more rubber. Running 245/35/18ís for the winter. They are still proud of the fenders.IMG_1093.jpg


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    So your not only talking to a developing b5 junkie but your talking to a long time certed welder lol how much of the aluminum did you have to grind down lol I guess itís obviously not enough to kill its structural integrity hahaha and Iím on solowerks s1ís i would like to do some sway bar work.. hereís another question when ppl say trimming the fender liners like where are we cutting them at ( aye and thx man for letting me pick your brain I see your in Cali as well Iím having French pregaming the the tire buy hahaha >:D)


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    I have never had any issues with rubbing even with passengers and a fully loaded cargo area.


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    Hahaha way to make me learn I guess.. haha 255/35/18 it is ima get some pilot super sports unless they got something else there with that rim guard lip i like I know the good year eagle f1ís got em


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    If your going to run 255ís you will likely need to have aluminum uprights. I believe they get you 10mm more tire clearance. I have not tried this setup with the steel ones. I only needed to remove a minimum of material to prevent rubbing. No structural compromise. Maybe 3mm. IMG_1103.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by wpfahl View Post
    If your going to run 255ís you will likely need to have aluminum uprights. I believe they get you 10mm more tire clearance. I have not tried this setup with the steel ones. I only needed to remove a minimum of material to prevent rubbing. No structural compromise. Maybe 3mm. IMG_1103.jpg


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    IMG_0954.JPG so I went with 255/35/18 there falken 4s or something like that... with the wheel spacers 10mm up and 15 out back I think push the wheel way too much lol soo naturally I tried them w/o the spacers all together and it works really nicely actually.. and yes 255 is the widest possible tire period!!! They fit full turning radius no rubs and my (steel) upright cuz I have an a4 DONT NOT TOUCH:)))) itís very close tho but yes I can turn that gap back to at least 1/2Ē with a grinder the gap was like 1/4Ē clear out back and an 1/8Ē up front.. I will roll the fronts for sure prolly try an pull too if I can without messing up my 17 yr old paint the rear fender doesnít really need to be touched but I may roll em any ways..... ok so the part that sux hahahah... the orange lug nuts I had bought will only work with spacers installed. the thread in those things do not let you go past a certain which is pretty stupid I think I mean it looks like you can but canít so Iíll have to get another set that works... other than should be be easy to get rolling again this is why a have more than one car



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