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      do you have your suspension stiff in order not to rub?
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      03-10-2010 10:58 AM #72
      Quick question: How much trouble would I have using a 245/40/18 or 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8 ET 45 wheel (OEM B6 S4 wheel)? I'm running slightly lower on Bilstein PSS9 coilovers. I know pretty much anything is possible, but can this setup be accomplished without rolling the fenders or using camber plates?

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      03-10-2010 11:03 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by OmegaRed1723 »
      Quick question: How much trouble would I have using a 245/40/18 or 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8 ET 45 wheel (OEM B6 S4 wheel)? I'm running slightly lower on Bilstein PSS9 coilovers. I know pretty much anything is possible, but can this setup be accomplished without rolling the fenders or using camber plates?

      245/35 and you won't have any probs... just take out the fender screw.

      no fender mods required

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      03-10-2010 11:23 AM #74
      Nice. Time to get rid of my noisy-as-hell Parada Spec-2's!

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      03-10-2010 12:10 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »
      i recommend people that live in places where it gets colder to have a couple sets of tires though.
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      A dozen 1000 miles is 120,000 not 12000, thats 1.2 1000 miles.
      edit. wow I fail. Im going to leave that there to remind myself not to do math.

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      03-10-2010 12:18 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »
      245/35 and you won't have any probs... just take out the fender screw. no fender mods required

      Hmm sounds like I might go 245-35.

      Is there really a noticeable difference in ride quality between a 245-35 and 225-40?

      meh

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      03-10-2010 01:47 PM #77
      all depends on the tire. but the basic physics are more contact patch = more friction = more noise = more vibration.

      but i didn't notice much because my 225/40s were hankooks and they were pretty bad to begin with.

      when i put the steelies on with the 205/55s its like a nice quiet cloud in comparison

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      03-10-2010 02:18 PM #78
      Fair enough. I have to imagine any new tire worth a crap is going to be quieter than my horribly cupped stock bridgestones. They blow.

      I am more wondering about the difference in height than the width. A shorter tire will typically have worse ride quality.
      rough math:
      225 x .40 = 90
      245 x .35 = 85.75
      255 x .35 = 89.25

      255-35 is closest in height to a 225-40, but the 245-35 is not waaaay off.

      edit:
      Here’s Dan GSRs math, not mine
      225/40 (18) = 25.08 in diameter
      245/35 (18) = 24.75 in diameter
      255/35 (18) = 25.02 in diameter


      Modified by T.D.B. at 10:20 AM 3-10-2010

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      03-10-2010 02:55 PM #79
      245/35 is the same O.D. as a 215/40... which is what most people run on aftermarket wheels here anyways.

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      03-10-2010 05:57 PM #80
      Quote, originally posted by $GTI07$ »
      do you have your suspension stiff in order not to rub?

      I have h&r ultralows.

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      03-10-2010 06:03 PM #81
      im running 235/40/18 on an 8.0 rim........ la roads are brutal :0
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    12. 03-10-2010 06:39 PM #82
      Quote, originally posted by corradokidg60 »

      Okay, then what about 235/40/18 on Hufs?

      Bueller..... I am pretty sure you can go 235/40 just from visually looking at mine. Maybe you have to do that fender screw removal that all the slammed car people talk about.


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      03-10-2010 08:11 PM #83
      Quote, originally posted by rhouse181 »
      here is my setup...
      and a little tricycle action:

      heyy i can race like this too coughinforza3cough


    14. 03-10-2010 11:23 PM #84
      245/35/18 on a 9.5 wheel


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    15. 03-11-2010 11:26 PM #85
      Quote, originally posted by T.D.B. »
      lets see some shots of 18x8.5 et45 + 245-35-18

      I would like to see that as well.

      I'm still not sure on what I'm going to get. I'm leaning more towards 18x8. I would like to see what a 245-35 looks like on that.


      I'm pretty sure my 944 wheels were 8" wide and I had 245s on the rear. I miss that car...fun times.

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      03-12-2010 12:08 PM #86
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »
      245/35 is the same O.D. as a 215/40... which is what most people run on aftermarket wheels here anyways

      OK that is good news for me. I think I'm going to go 245/35 and hope for the best. thanks for the input


      Quote, originally posted by xxxFast »
      la roads are brutal

      I hope you're joking. LA doesn't even have real winters. How can your roads possibly be so brutal?

      meh

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      03-12-2010 12:14 PM #87
      What tires are people actually running that are 245/35/18? Direzza Star Specs are only available in 245/40, same with the Falken Azenis RT-615. What's a good summer performance tire for this size?

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      03-12-2010 12:26 PM #88
      i've ran p-zero rosso which i did not like at all... now i have yokohama s. drives which i like a lot (great wet/dry) .... we have a lot of standing water here in WA on the freeway and they do pretty well.
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      03-12-2010 04:10 PM #89
      Quote, originally posted by T.D.B. »

      OK that is good news for me. I think I'm going to go 245/35 and hope for the best. thanks for the input


      I hope you're joking. LA doesn't even have real winters. How can your roads possibly be so brutal?

      are YOU joking have you ever been here? road construction 24/7

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      03-12-2010 04:29 PM #90
      Hahaha yep I have. Road construction is everywhere... what sort of construction is the question.

      New road construction and widening and stuff is no biggie. Try living somewhere that gets feet of snow and then you will truly know the meaning of bad roads. I loathe potholes! Between the extreme winter/summer temp swings and plow trucks, snowy winters DESTROY roads.

      sorry to threadjack :/

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      03-12-2010 04:44 PM #91
      Back on topic –

      anyone have any experience with 245-35-18 Falken 452s??

      meh

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      03-12-2010 04:51 PM #92
      Ok, how about this? 245 35 18 on 8.5in ET42. Car is on H&R touring cup kit.

      Oh, and to Mr. L.A. try driving on roads that change shape with the temperature...

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      A dozen 1000 miles is 120,000 not 12000, thats 1.2 1000 miles.
      edit. wow I fail. Im going to leave that there to remind myself not to do math.

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      03-12-2010 04:57 PM #93
      woa woa easy now. didn't mean to turn this into a "my roads are worse" debate. lets try to keep it on tire talk

      I'd still love to see some pics of 245-35 on a 8.5"....

      meh

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      03-12-2010 05:01 PM #94
      Just playing... Any way, any one know? As of now, I will be running 225 40 18 on them would rather go wider...
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      Quote Originally Posted by 5P4RK4 View Post
      A dozen 1000 miles is 120,000 not 12000, thats 1.2 1000 miles.
      edit. wow I fail. Im going to leave that there to remind myself not to do math.

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      03-12-2010 05:29 PM #95
      Quote, originally posted by ENRGZR »
      Ok, how about this? 245 35 18 on 8.5in ET42. Car is on H&R touring cup kit.

      Oh, and to Mr. L.A. try driving on roads that change shape with the temperature...


      this is about as close as you'll get for an example.

      18x9 et 45 on sport cup kit

      sorry for the direct link but i have exceeded my bandwidth and i have to wait till the 15th when it resets

      http://i43.photobucket.com/alb...2.jpg

      EDIT: There are actually 20mm spacers in the rear ... so the back is actually ET25 but the front is ET45


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    26. 03-12-2010 06:54 PM #96
      I'm kind of wondering if a 235 in something like a direzza star spec would be better performance than a 245/35 in what's available. There aren't as many choices..

      Thoughts?

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      03-12-2010 06:58 PM #97
      Quote, originally posted by xxxfast »
      im running 235/40/18 on an 8.0 rim........ la roads are brutal :0

      Are your 18s Hufs? Stock suspension?


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      03-12-2010 07:17 PM #98
      Quote, originally posted by Mike A. »
      I'm kind of wondering if a 235 in something like a direzza star spec would be better performance than a 245/35 in what's available. There aren't as many choices..Thoughts?

      You might be right on with that. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about that tire.


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      03-15-2010 03:24 PM #99
      This may be an oxymoron, but are there any cheap 245-35s?
      Best price I can find seems to be about $150. Was hoping for closer to a bill.
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      03-15-2010 04:33 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by Mike A. »
      I'm kind of wondering if a 235 in something like a direzza star spec would be better performance than a 245/35 in what's available. There aren't as many choices..

      Thoughts?

      255/35 is betAR than all

      and i doubt there is anything priced below $150... you might be able to find some weird brand on ebay or used... but its not really worth it

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      03-15-2010 04:39 PM #101
      $150 per tire at that size is very reasonable. Plus, do you really want to cheap out on tires?
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      Quote Originally Posted by 5P4RK4 View Post
      A dozen 1000 miles is 120,000 not 12000, thats 1.2 1000 miles.
      edit. wow I fail. Im going to leave that there to remind myself not to do math.

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      03-15-2010 08:33 PM #102
      yeah your probably right. 150 is not bad, I just thought I'd ask.
      100 a tire for 225-40 is easy, but its smaller and far more common
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    33. 03-18-2010 08:24 PM #103
      Hey dan may i ask what are the specs on the wheels you are using and if you use any spacers.

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    35. 03-21-2010 06:35 PM #105
      I'm really bad at offset math... Would 18x8.5 ET42 be better or worse for running wide 245/35s? With H&R Race springs? I'm trying to get myself psyched up for the RML snowflake reps, and if ET42 works, that helps make up my mind.

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      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »


      this is about as close as you'll get for an example.

      18x9 et 45 on sport cup kit

      sorry for the direct link but i have exceeded my bandwidth and i have to wait till the 15th when it resets

      http://i43.photobucket.com/alb...2.jpg

      EDIT: There are actually 20mm spacers in the rear ... so the back is actually ET25 but the front is ET45


      Modified by BluMagic at 1:31 PM 3-12-2010


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