Here are old pics of my car with 18x8.5, 225/45-18s.Originally posted by tonygtime@Feb 14 2006, 12:44 PM
Anyone running 18x8.5 wheel with 225/40/18 tire that has a pic they can post
I just want to see how stretched it really looks.
Or anyone running 245/35/18? with any problems ? rubbing ?
Maybe not undersized as far as physically.Originally posted by simplespirit@Feb 14 2006, 03:52 PM
How does a tire that's over 9 inches wide seem undersized for an 8.5" wide wheel?
+40; after I brought my car back to let them know they were rubbing, they showed me the boxes for the wheels and they were marked for 40 ET.Originally posted by tonygtime@Feb 14 2006, 03:37 PM
Those were +40 not +32 ?
I too like those Axis Hiro 18x8.5 +35. But don't like 225/40/18 on those as it seems undersized. But if 245/35/18 will rub then there is no point to get 8.5" wheels.
You don't think it rubbed due to 45's instead of 40's ?
Even 225 on 8.5 +35 will rub; I was getting minor rubbing with 225s on 8.5 +40, so +35 is a definite no-go.Originally posted by simplespirit@Feb 14 2006, 06:04 PM
In order to have a stretched appearance the tire width would have to be equal to or less than the wheel width. Optimal size for an 8.5 would be a 245 but you can't fit a 245 on an 8.5 +35 on the tC without severe rubbing. A 225 is the best you can hope for with that combo.
I also rubbed in a straight line when carrying multiple passengers and/or when driving through deep dips or high humps.Originally posted by simplespirit@Feb 14 2006, 06:18 PM
Really? I know of at least one tC running the wheel he's looking at in 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear with a 225 and he "claims" of no rubbing.
Did you just rub on turns or all the time?