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    Front tyre size suggestions

    So I'm looking for some suggestions on wider front tyres as I want to lose some of the stretch...

    Current setup - F: 225/40/18 ET -15 9.5j.

    Is anyone running something around the 245 mark? Wondering if I'm going to run into issues with rubbing on opposite lock?

    I test fitted my rears 265/35/18 (in the pic below) and it fits perfect, but I think this would be over kill and rub like crazy!

    Screenshot 2018-10-31 at 22.25.34.jpg

    If anyone has pics and what work was involved to fit them would be ideal!

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    if it was me I would try to pick up a used/scrap set of the size you want and run them and see how you get on.
    that's how I do it.

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    Yea sometimes you just never know until you get them on and take it down the road.
    You may have to compromise some of the hellaflush looks to get the ride and handling you want.

    Ultimately it can come down to personal preference.

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    I had 235/40/18 and they rubbed everywhere.... But that was with 9.5 et 12.
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    I run 235/40/18 on 18x10 et 10 wheels up front with no really issues. I am thinking of going up to 245/40/18 and am wondering the same thing as you

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    Did you decide what tyre to fit in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sx rider View Post
    Did you decide what tyre to fit in the end?
    I went the same as you: 235/40/18.

    They are AD08r so probably sit more like a 245 as they are pretty square and match the rears a lot better. I was lucky a friend was selling some new ones for a bargain price!

    For ref they are on 9.5j rims et-15.

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    ah right cool. I've bought a 2nd hand 245/40/18 to test fit before I get new tyres, if it doesn't fit I'll stick with the 235/40/18's.

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