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Tire Advice needed

Recently bought some 18x7.5 7 spoke Mazdaspeed rays ET50 for my 04 mazda and was wondering what would be the best tire size to put on them with no rubbing. I know 225/40/r18 will fit and work but was wondering if I'd be better going to a 235 or a 225/45 to offer a little more protection if they even would

If anyone could give me some advice on which to buy that'd be greatly appreciated

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Hope you got this one figured out, but:

What kind of protection are you talking? From rubbing or from dinging the rims? 235's would be slightly wider and have a higher chance of rubbing than 225's, and 45's would be slightly taller, possibly having a higher chance of rubbing. If you want rim protection, that if more dependent on tire design than size.

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