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-I can tell you from experience, going from a dedicated snow tire BACK to an all-season in the snow is NOT cool.
-The "studless ice & snow" tires are very aggressive in the snow and ice, but most of them handle poorly in dry conditions and wear down relatively quick.
-The "performance winter" tires sacrifice a slight amount of extreme snow traction for better control and handling in dry conditions, as well as a longer treadlife.
-My Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2s are considered "performance winter" tires and are on their 4th season (about 16K miles).[/b]
Thanks! That's EXACTLY the info I was looking for and has helped make my decision. Now to find local prices...

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HI! I have a quick question.
I just brought a set of wheels, the spec are 18x7.5 with +48mm offset.
The spring on my car is the Tein S Tech ( the green one), which already gave me a 2inch drop at the front and 1.8 inch drop to the rear.
What kind of tires can put on the wheels without rolling my fender?
If I have to roll my fender, what tire size can I put on?

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HI! I have a quick question.
I just brought a set of wheels, the spec are 18x7.5 with +48mm offset.
The spring on my car is the Tein S Tech ( the green one), which already gave me a 2inch drop at the front and 1.8 inch drop to the rear.
What kind of tires can put on the wheels without rolling my fender?
If I have to roll my fender, what tire size can I put on?

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Because of the 7.5 inch width, You only have 3 sizes to choose from:

215/45R18
225/40R18
225/45R18

You shouldn't need a fender roll with any of these and +48 offset wheels, but you may want to roll them just in case.

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Because of the 7.5 inch width, You only have 3 sizes to choose from:

215/45R18
225/40R18
225/45R18

You shouldn&#39;t need a fender roll with any of these and +48 offset wheels, but you may want to roll them just in case.[/b]
Wow...u reply so fast...thanks!

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hey whats up guys. i brought a set of rx-8 factory wheels and am gonna get them PC&#39;d gloss black with white accenting. my question is.............


what size tires should i get?


my car is lowered with Tein S-Techs with the rear quarters rolled because of my last set of rims.

i think the rx-8 wheels are 8" wide........correct?

thanks for the help


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hey whats up guys. i brought a set of rx-8 factory wheels and am gonna get them PC&#39;d gloss black with white accenting. my question is.............
what size tires should i get?
my car is lowered with Tein S-Techs with the rear quarters rolled because of my last set of rims.

i think the rx-8 wheels are 8" wide........correct?

thanks for the help[/b]
235/40R18 should fit no problem.

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i have nexen N3000&#39;s on my escort and the traction and treadwear is amazing for the price. i was thinking of getting these for the rx-8 wheels.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-NEXEN-N3...sspagenameZWDVW

what u think?


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I&#39;m looking to buy some 18" Enkei RP03 rims I&#39;m debating getting the 7.5" with 48mm offset which should be fine or the 8" wide rim with 45 offset, and what would be the best tire size for each, pretyt specific, I just started working at a tire place this week and will be purchasing wheels in a in the next few weeks and rimsby may, I only ask because I can get a really really good deal on Kumho Ecsta MX at wholesale and the wholesale prise is on sale lol, so I want to buy the tires now and the rims to slap em on later.[/b]
Hey sup, I was just looking over the forum and I saw your post, Im actually having the same debate you were having back in Jan, just wondering what you ended up doing, going with the 7.5" or 8" on the 18"rims? I was actually thinking of getting 18" with 8.5" but the guy selling me the rims didnt recommend it with 225/40r18 so i had to dropdown to 7.5" cause they didn&#39;t carry 8". So basically i need a second opinion from someone with experience, just hoping the 7.5"s look good!!
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emmm, i got a good deal for 235/45R17 falken 912. would it fit my stock tires? i know it&#39;s listed as 17x7.5 recommended, but in the falken sites, this size is actually for our car (although not the same tires)

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What is the stock 16" tire size for the 2007 6i? I know that the first post in this thread lists stock sizes but that was written before my car came out.

Some areas say it&#39;s 16x7 (114.3) but if I go on Tire Rack, they are saying it&#39;s 16x6.5 (114.3). Which one is correct?

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