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      10-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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225/35/18 and 255/40/18

Anyone running a similar setup? I have a smoking deal for some PS2's but they are in those two sizes. Will be on Breyton gts-r wheels and lowered on kw v3's

I read some people saying the rears are too tall, others saying they are fine. I assume the fronts are fine because they just have a shorter sidewall. My question is the 40 sidewall on the rear too tall and will rub? What is it.... 12.75 mm taller, or around .5 inch??
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      10-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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0.64" taller than stock

adding: I mean 0.64" taller sidewall

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      10-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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It should be the opposite. 225/40/18 and a 255/35/18.

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Agreed...I think that you have your dimensions bass-ackwards.

If you meant 225-40-18 and 255-35-18, try this thread: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441609
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no, the tires for sale are 225/35/18 and 255/40/18 yes they are backwards to what every is running for sidewall % heights, but they are the only two sizes available. Curious if the rears will rub or not.
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bump.

anyone running 255/40's on the rear?
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anyone running 255/40's on the rear?
Rear to front sidewall proportion will be out of whack. 225/35 will be almost like rubber band on wheel, while 255/40 will look meaty.
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The PS2 in question here has more load carrying capacity than the OE run-flat tire which, by the way, is not an XL tire.

I think rear will rub and OD's are weird, but the weight rating of the tire is not a concern here.
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The PS2 in question here has more load carrying capacity than the OE run-flat tire which, by the way, is not an XL tire.

I think rear will rub and OD's are weird, but the weight rating of the tire is not a concern here.
Maxnix, I've seen you post a few times that you prefer XL ratings for non-RFT's, what's your theory with this? Is it that you expect sidewalls to be stiffer with higher load ratings, or something else?
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The PS2 in question here has more load carrying capacity than the OE run-flat tire which, by the way, is not an XL tire.

I think rear will rub and OD's are weird, but the weight rating of the tire is not a concern here.
Like Gill has stated, the 255/40 rears are tall and will cause rubbing issues during compression. I would not recommend purchasing them.

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bummer. Hard letting a set of ps2's go whey they are 60% off retail.

oh well.
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