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I came across these today while looking for rims for my FM tC. I think they're awsome. I just wanted to make sure that the 18", 8.5 wide would fit the tc with my trd springs.

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What do you guys think?


Also, are we anywhere near agreeing what kind of tire is best suited for the tC's yet? I had Kuhmo's (sp?) on my camaro, they were awsome, but expensive... I'd like a tire that's going to last a while, but isnt going to act like these POS oem's we have from the factory.
 

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Kumhos expensive? Maybe compared to Hankook or something like that, but not compared to Michelin, Bridgestone, etc.

What tire do you plan to put on an 8.5 wide rim? There's nothing intended for an 8.5 rim that won't make the tire diameter much larger than OEM. This will throw off your speedo/odometer and make the car act like you've installed a higher final drive ratio. Is this what you wanted to do?
 

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So the rims people are putting on are bigger, but the tires they put on the rims are a smaller profile than the OEM ones? So the total diameter of the bigger rims still matches the stock rims setup? Why dont they make the correct profile for 8.5 IN. wide rims? I thought people were putting wider rims, arent the OEM's only 7.5? Doesnt make sence that they cant make the same profile for a wider rim.

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My bad, there is a 245/35/18 you can put on an 18" rim. I forgot about that one. Selection of brands is pretty limited for that size though. Toyo T1S, Goodyear Eagle F1, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Pirelli PZero Assymetrico, and Goodrich KDW are about it. They're all over $200 per tire.

I chose the 245/40/17 on an 8.5 rim because there's a lot better selection of tires, and the tire/wheel assembly is MUCH lighter than an 18" solution.
 

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So if I stick with the stock rim width in 18"s, will I have a better selection of tires? I really want to move up to the 18's, fill out the wheel well alot better in my opinion.
 

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18 x 8 would be your best choice with a 225/40/18. Pretty good selection in that size that aren't super expensive.
 

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I pulled Toyo's information off their site and put it in a spreadsheet. I sorted on the revolutions per mile column so all like sized tires would be grouped together regardless of rim size. Here's what I got:

Size/Revs per mile
205/55ZR16 836
225/50ZR16 836
245/35ZR18 839
245/40ZR17 839
245/45ZR16 839
215/45ZR17 843
235/40ZR17 850

Any of these tires will be in the ballpark for good in relation to the original size.
 

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Thanks a bunch Lo Bux, this helps alot.

I think I'm going to go for the Enkei PK6 18's at 8.5 inch width, and wrap 'em with P Zero Nero M+S, 225/40WR18. I know very little about that those numbers mean, but they were among the 30 or so tires that came up when I searched for the 225/40/18 size you recommended. Will those work with the Enkie Pk6, at 8.5 wide?

I noticed the revolutions per mile are 829, is that going to mess up the speedo and gearing?

P Zero Nero M+S

Thanks for your help man.
 

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I'd put a 225 on an 8 inch wide rim. The extra half inch won't help anything and will just add unnecessary weight. I don't think wide rims and narrow tires look good. Just my opinion, some people live for it. At 829, your speed will indicate a little low, and your odometer will be nicer to you (indicate less miles than are actually on the vehicle) but not so bad that you'll get in trouble with anything.
 

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Putting them on an 8" rim though means that I cant use those Enkei PK6 18's, they only come in 7.5-8.5-9.5+. Damn. I thought the rim could accept a range of widths of tire, the P Zero Nero Specs say the range of rim they can go on is 7.5-9". The rim measures 8.5" and the tire would measure 8" width. Specs

Is a half inch diffrence really that much? How does it show, as a bulging sidewall or something? can a .5 of an inch really make it look that bad?
 

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No, it won't be a bulging sidwall, it will just look like the tire is narrower than the rim. If you're really set on the Enkei wheels, it might make sense to go ahead and get them and see how you like the new tires on the wheels. If you don't like the look, just deal with the tire issue and get 245/35/18s next time. I bet there will be a better selection in that size in 12 months anyway, and most of us go through tires about once a year.
 

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Question. What is the offset for these wheels?

Statement. They are not on any Enkie owned website I can find.

Question. Are they discontinued or brand new and not on the site?

I am calling Enkie again in a few days about a sponsor deal we are working on, can find out more info like weight, etc, as well. I would not mind running them if light enough but at the price, I doubt they are in their low weight series.

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So essentially, I'm SOL. unless I want to deal with some mismatched tire sizes. I love those rims.... You guys know of any in a similar design that arent big $$$? I've been looking, and those were the best I found....


All that aside, thanks alot for all your helo Lo-bux, you are an asset to the yada yada yada....
 

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Yeah, whatevah. Thanks. I just know what it's like to want something specific in tires and wheels and have a hard time finding out if it will work, if it won't break the bank, if it does everything I want, etc., etc.,

Glad to be a help, hope this helps others too.
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Mar 25 2005, 12:19 PM
Kumhos expensive? Maybe compared to Hankook or something like that, but not compared to Michelin, Bridgestone, etc.

What tire do you plan to put on an 8.5 wide rim? There's nothing intended for an 8.5 rim that won't make the tire diameter much larger than OEM. This will throw off your speedo/odometer and make the car act like you've installed a higher final drive ratio. Is this what you wanted to do?
The higher final drive sounds pretty good to me........... I'm not too concerned about the speedo and odometer.


I konw your post wasn't intended for me. :p
 

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Originally posted by inevitablegod@Mar 26 2005, 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by OliverThomas@Mar 26 2005, 09:54 PM
So essentially, I'm SOL. unless I want to deal with some mismatched tire sizes. I love those rims.... You guys know of any in a similar design that arent big $$$? I've been looking, and those were the best I found....


All that aside, thanks alot for all your helo Lo-bux, you are an asset to the yada yada yada....
You could get the 18x7.5...........
 

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Yeah, that's what I'll probibly end up doing, I just like the wider tire so much better, helps with traction and everything...
 

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I can say from experience the 245 is the BEST option. I can rail in my tC now with these tires, and I could easily keep my Supra in sight on a winding road. Not possible with the OEM tires.
 
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