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Tire sizes for 18" 8J wheels?

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Tire sizes for 18" 8J wheels?

Postby hp_zim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:36 am

I have a set of 18" wheels, 8J, +42 offset

My suspension setup is Tein lowered springs with KYB short stroke shocks

I am able to get a decent price on a set of 215/35/18 tires but wondering how these will look with the 35 profile and not having coilovers, my concern is the gap between the top of the wheel and edge of the wheel arch.

What are the main tire size options that most guys on this similar setup?

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Re: Tire sizes for 18" 8J wheels?

Postby peter0991 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:36 pm

Your wheels are gonna be so far inside the arch that its pretty irrelevant what tyre size you run, you will be able to fit your head into the arch gap. However running such high offset wheels can bring the tyre close to the shock absorber and the upper ball joint on the front upper control arm. 215/35 on a 8j will look ok. Will give you a slight stretch.
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