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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tire size reccomendations

I have a couple questions...


what is a good tire & rim size for stock height?

what is a good tire & rim size for 1'' lowered?
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I think you should post more info of what your wanting to do. There are people running up to 20" wheels with no issues here on the board. So its kind of hard to recommend something w/o knowing what your after

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Well, I'm pricing out my options to leave the car at the stock height, get a set of new wheels and tires, or lower the car 1'', and put on new wheels and tires.

I know you can put like 20'' on them, but I'm guessing I'm looking at like 17'' tires. I don't want anything too big, but the stock 15'' wheels have way too much sidewall, in my opinion. I'd like something "low profile", but I don't want to leave a huge gap between the tires and the body. (Did that make sense? haha..)

i.e.: would a 17'' rim and a 235/55R17 tire fit well on the car at stock height, and also later on down the line when I lower it 1''?

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IMHO, I think a 1.5 - 2" drop and 18 inch wheels look the best.

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Well, I'm pricing out my options to leave the car at the stock height, get a set of new wheels and tires, or lower the car 1'', and put on new wheels and tires.

I know you can put like 20'' on them, but I'm guessing I'm looking at like 17'' tires. I don't want anything too big, but the stock 15'' wheels have way too much sidewall, in my opinion. I'd like something "low profile", but I don't want to leave a huge gap between the tires and the body. (Did that make sense? haha..)
I would definitly lower it 1" or more, it will look a lot better!! 17's or 18's look really good on our cars and you can buy tire packages for either size that will work good. I suggest to start going through the 12 pages of wheel pics and see what suits you best. Most pics also include tire sizes.

I just put my new setup on last night. 18x10 in back with 285/40's and 18x9 in front with 255/45's. My car is lowered 2" and this setup looks awsome and really fills the wheel wells but I had to install air bags in the back springs to avoid rubbing and I also think I'm going to have to roll my rear fenders.

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IMHO, I think a 1.5 - 2" drop and 18 inch wheels look the best.
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