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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone runnin' 18's?

Hey, I wanna upgrade to 18" wheels (Sport Edition Fox 5s) with 245/45 series tires.
My car is stock height (no sport package or any other mods, except swaybars which doesn't matter)
Will I be running into any trouble with these considerably wider tires? Will I have to roll my fenders. (How the heck do I do that?) and what about rubbing in the front when I turn? Any other suggestions?
Help please,

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 03:19 PM
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you won't run into any issues with 245 rubber, the only time you run into issues is with 255 width on the front of newer birds, rubbing the control arms.

I run the 17" version of the sport edition fox 5's and 245/45 in the front, and 255 in the rear, not a single problem, and at stock height, even the 18's have tons of clearance.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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cool man, thanks a bunch.
Can I ask how much you paid, where you got them, what tires you have, and how happy you are with them?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 03:52 PM
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I got them from tirerack, it's been a year now and the prices haven't changed. I ordered the wheels, paid the extra few $ to get them second day, and had them 2 days later. I originally ran 235 40 17's on them, but found the 40 series tires to be to thin, hit a pothole hard and bent a rim, put 245's on afterwards, and haven't had an issue since. I am extremely happy with them
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