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: 18 x 7.5 Wheels


vegasbaby
03-15-2005, 11:04 AM
What's the right tire size for these wheels, so that I don't have to lower the E? I know it's a dragged out topic, but I'm really in the market and I want to do it right. I read 235/55/18 won't rub. But they are so darn $$$
Any help is appreciated.
Check these out, I think I'm going for them.

Snarf77
03-15-2005, 11:05 AM
245/55/18 fit

cjmclean
03-15-2005, 11:37 AM
There is really no "correct" size unless you are trying to keep the stock diameter when you upsize the wheels. Plug in 215/70/16 and check the stock diameter... I think it's around 27.60 " or something like that.

That is, if you want to keep your speedo correct.

SRLNCLT
03-15-2005, 11:41 AM
I got 255/50/18 Toyo Proxes S/T. They are great. They were about $140 each, so they are kinda spendy but they ride great and look even better. I like the directional flow of the tire, look more sporty.
L.

vegasbaby
03-15-2005, 11:45 AM
You didn't have to mess with the suspension?

SRLNCLT
03-15-2005, 12:18 PM
Nope, it is almost the same as stock. Only difference is the width.
L.

vegasbaby
03-16-2005, 05:19 PM
I think I'm going with 17's. The 18's are way up there in price. I think I can get the same performance and look with them. Probably a 225/60/17 or 235/60/17.

SRLNCLT
03-16-2005, 05:59 PM
I think I'm going with 17's. The 18's are way up there in price. I think I can get the same performance and look with them. Probably a 225/60/17 or 235/60/17.

Are you saying that wheels are way up there? Or tires? Wheels you can get for about the same price. Go to cheapwheels.com, yeah, I know cheapwheels, sounds bad, but they are a great company with great prices. I got my TSW Reflex 18x8 for $500 total. Also try discounttire.com. They are great too. I know from them you can get 245/55/18 BFG's for like $90 a tire. Not bad. I bet 17" tires would be about the same.
L.

kilgoja
03-16-2005, 06:38 PM
i went with 17's...rs limited ricochet rims...cost $500....hankook ventus rh06 tires size 235/60/17....cost $500...of course these are real good tires and rims...i guess you could find them cheaper if you went with different brands...

vegasbaby
03-16-2005, 06:38 PM
I'm looking for some nice Black or Gunmetal ones. I haven't seen any SMM with these color rims on them. I think they would look tough. I'd like to see them on though. I saw these. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43957&item=7961682263&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

elementz
03-16-2005, 08:16 PM
I have my 18x8.5 wheels for sale, PM me with an off you cant refuse:
http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12824