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Old 04-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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215/35 or 225/40 tires for my new 18x8 wheels?

hey guys i was wondering what tire size would be the best for my new 18x8 wheels. I am also planning on dropping my car a good amount...at least 2inch in the front an 1.4 in the back....so i was thinking to get 215/35 just incase there would be rubbing issues.....what would u guys get
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I'm kinda curious why it's 35 with the 215s and 40 with 225s and not the other way around. In the first case you'll have really low profile tires, and in the 2nd case you'll have considerably higher profile.
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then what size tire would u guys suggest to use wit a 18x8 rim and a considerably low drop...not too low but a good drop....
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I have no idea, I just wanted to point out the lack of logic. I'd go with 225s, but to make sure you get no rubbing, you'd probably want to go with 35s. But don't listen to me, I've got 15" wheels, though still 225 rubber... .225/60
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There have been threads here before about this. I found these when I search 'tire guide'

These should help.

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/gen...ght=tire+guide

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/gen...ght=tire+guide
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i have my car dropped 1.5 inches all around, i had 18x8's with 225/40's and no issues, i think 215's with a 2inch drop should be ok...
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speedinfusion....did u roll your back fenders at all with those tires and drop???
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