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Gents,

so finally i ordered wheels for my Beast, but i will not say now which ones :) I will let the pictures speak by themselves.

The wheels i ordered have the following size

9.5x18 ET15
11x18 ET25

What tire size would you recommend? My car is pretty much on the floor so i think i will need to stretch the tires a little bit.

Was thinking to go for 245/40/18 and 265/35/18 but i am open for options.

Here is how she sits now.

 

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Gents,

so finally i ordered wheels for my Beast, but i will not say now which ones :) I will let the pictures speak by themselves.

The wheels i ordered have the following size

9.5x18 ET15
11x18 ET25

What tire size would you recommend? My car is pretty much on the floor so i think i will need to stretch the tires a little bit.

Was thinking to go for 245/40/18 and 265/35/18 but i am open for options.

Here is how she sits now.

1. I want to see how the 11's clear in the rear. Even with rolled fenders. I hoped you measured carefully; if it fits, it will be very, very tight.

2. 265 is too small for 11 inch. I would go at least 295/30-18 ( a little shorter) or 295/35-18 ( a little taller, but I think they will hit the top of the rear wheel liner). 305-30 is theoretically an option, not sure if any one has that size in a street compound.

3. Post pics when the wheels and tires go on the car!!!

Regards,
Jerry
 

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I'd say 265/35 and 295/30
 

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Gents,

so finally i ordered wheels for my Beast, but i will not say now which ones :) I will let the pictures speak by themselves.

The wheels i ordered have the following size

9.5x18 ET15
11x18 ET25

What tire size would you recommend? My car is pretty much on the floor so i think i will need to stretch the tires a little bit.

Was thinking to go for 245/40/18 and 265/35/18 but i am open for options.
Given those offsets, your ride height, and the fact that they are 18s and will require a slightly taller sidewall than 19s its tough to say what will fit without rubbing. On your fronts I think a 245 or 255 would be well suited, but they will be stretched pretty good. If you are okay with the amount of stretch you will have with a 245 up front, then they will be less likely to rub.

245/40/18 on a 9.5" wheel:


As for the rear, on an 11 inch wheel, 265 is way too small IMO. You REALLY have to play with the offsets to be able to get this wheel to fit, and even then, I do not know if they will fit without rubbing tires without any fender work. The stretch isnt VIP horrendous, but its a pretty wide stretch. Since your car is low, it will hide the tire decent, but I personally wouldnt go lower than a 275 on an 11 inch wheel. I plan on mounting a 275 on a 10.5 which is still a little more stretch than I want.

265/35/18 on a 11 inch wheel:
 

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Plugging your numbers into the offset calculator, and comparing it against a setup running a 275/35/19 on a 10.5 inch wheel who claims it does not rub, it looks like it could work out in the rear. a 275 looks like it would work as well, but when you go any wider, then the tire flares out a little more and you are at more risk of rubbing.
 

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9.5x18 ET15
11x18 ET25

Was thinking to go for 245/40/18 and 265/35/18 but i am open for options.
Stock tire widths are 245 and 275. Why did you get wheels that are wider than stock if you want tires that are skinnier than the stock sizes ? What are you trying to accomplish?
 

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Presumably to get wheels to have the look he wants (usually done to get a deep dish wheel) and not run into tires getting eaten up by the fenders. Its a common debate on forums and on the street. Function over Form? or Form over Function? It will be a never ending debate.
 

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Given those offsets, your ride height, and the fact that they are 18s and will require a slightly taller sidewall than 19s its tough to say what will fit without rubbing. On your fronts I think a 245 or 255 would be well suited, but they will be stretched pretty good. If you are okay with the amount of stretch you will have with a 245 up front, then they will be less likely to rub.

245/40/18 on a 9.5" wheel:


As for the rear, on an 11 inch wheel, 265 is way too small IMO. You REALLY have to play with the offsets to be able to get this wheel to fit, and even then, I do not know if they will fit without rubbing tires without any fender work. The stretch isnt VIP horrendous, but its a pretty wide stretch. Since your car is low, it will hide the tire decent, but I personally wouldnt go lower than a 275 on an 11 inch wheel. I plan on mounting a 275 on a 10.5 which is still a little more stretch than I want.

265/35/18 on a 11 inch wheel:

I think i will go 245/40/18 in the Front and probably 265/35/18 or maximum 275/30/18 in the back.

I dont mind the stretch and what i am looking for is the looks... I will keep my OEM Wheels and tires for drift events etc.. but for the new wheel setup i am going for the slammed/wide look:thumbsup:
 

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Max tire widths are:

18 x 9.5: 285

18 x 11: 315

Anything less than a 265 on the front IMHO will look silly-stretched.

Anything less than a 295 on the rear IMHO will look silly-stretched.

But if that's the look you are going for, then so be it.

--Peter
 
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