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what size tires are you running on an 18x9

Pictures would also be helpful. I am looking at 18x9's with the 24mm offset and a 1.5 drop. I prefer minimal fender gap on my cars. I'll be running a larger tire (drag radial) in the rear on the street.

I am leaning towards a 255 up front, but I'm not sure what sidewall dimension I want to run.

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A 255/45 will be about 27" tall tire. I am personally looking for an 8.5" wide wheel with a 245/45 for a 26.7" tall tire. The 255 will definitely have a minimal fender gap with a 1.5" drop. I think it might rub with that offset though. I should know in the spring when I get the wheels to see for myself.

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18x9 on the rear running a 255/45 tire with Eibach lowering springs. Here's a pic


That's the best pic I've got to give you an idea of the wheel gap. I can take one from a different angle if you like - just let me know. I'm very pleased with what wheel gap there is. Not too bad, but doesn't appear to be a 4x4 either.

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That looks almost perfect to me Melon.... I can't wait until I get mine. Is that a +36mm offset?

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I'm very pleased with what wheel gap there is. Not too bad, but doesn't appear to be a 4x4 either.

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Pictures would also be helpful. I am looking at 18x9's with the 24mm offset and a 1.5 drop. I prefer minimal fender gap on my cars. I'll be running a larger tire (drag radial) in the rear on the street.

I am leaning towards a 255 up front, but I'm not sure what sidewall dimension I want to run.

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Todd, with a 24mm offset you are going to have fender clearance issues with a 255mm tire. Being lowered is only going to pronounce those challenges even more.

With the SC a 245-45-18(front or rear) is the size I would recomend to stick with & a 275-40-18(rear) if you want a staggered set. You won't have fender gap if you lower the car. The LX could use a lil more height (As the car that has been posted up).

I have to say though....The appearance of a 9" wide wheel with a +24mm offset on our cars is laughable IMHO...

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255 on the front and 275 -18 on the rear
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245/45/18 & 275/40/18 next tire change i will go 285/40/18


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mine are 245x45 front, 275x40 rear i have airbags in back so the fender doesnt rub. and your old H&R springs out back.

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Pictures would also be helpful. I am looking at 18x9's with the 24mm offset and a 1.5 drop. I prefer minimal fender gap on my cars. I'll be running a larger tire (drag radial) in the rear on the street.

I am leaning towards a 255 up front, but I'm not sure what sidewall dimension I want to run.

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I wouldn't recommend it, even running 245's on front you will probably rub when at hard turn in reverse, not to mention a more serious bump steer problem with larger than a 245 up front.

Unless you do some modifications up front with new hub assemblies, a bump steer kit, offset wheels and/or modifying the fenders.

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245/45/18 & 275/40/18 next tire change i will go 285/40/18


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Lets just keep in mind that NONE of the tire setups on any of the photos in this thread will even come close to being in the same position as the setup he is talking about.

Jurgen has an 18X9 with +36MM offset which is the perfect position for a 9" wheel on our cars.

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Thanks guys. I am looking at some different options right now. Since I can't seem to sell my Bogarts I am looking for options in our lug pattern. I don't like chrome and I'm not a fan or 19" or larger.

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Thanks guys. I am looking at some different options right now. Since I can't seem to sell my Bogarts I am looking for options in our lug pattern. I don't like chrome and I'm not a fan or 19" or larger.
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My wheels are also 36mm offset.

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Have you considered the 18" x 9" Gun Metal Grey R's?
I don't care for that color on a white car. I'd prefer the silver if they were made. I truly want a set of silver 17x9 R's.

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