Official Meaty fitment / Functional thread

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  1. dpetro1

    dpetro1 Well-Known Member

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    Head over to the wheel and tire fitment thread. You will find more about offsets there.
    This thread is more for folks running wider/taller tires.

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    Fair point. Thanks for the redirect
     
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    Here's a 17x9 +22 with a 255 tire. No flares, just pulled fenders.

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    That’s nice.
     
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    Just got a set of 18x8 +35. Tire size was going to be 225/40/18. Looking to get a ~2" drop or something close on Coilovers to close the fender gap. How much of an issue with rubbing should I expect. would I be better off with going 215/40 on the tires.
     
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  6. dpetro1

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    225/40/18 is pretty standard, you shouldn't have much problems. Might want to run a little camber.
    215 is too narrow for an 8"
    Check out the tire fitment thread for plenty of examples
    http://9thcivic.com/forum/index.php?threads/3815/

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  7. dwmilton

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    For those of you running 235/40-17, what tires would you recommend? It's an uncommon size, and I'm not overly familiar with many of the tires available.

    Will be my DD setup. I prefer all season, but can do summer tires. I live in El Paso, TX...and can keep a set of 18s for winter use, or get some cheap 16"s for winter and sell all my 18s, when I transition to 17".
     
  8. dpetro1

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    Any reason you are set on 235/40? You will have better tire options with 225/45 and have a beefier look.

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    225/45 is a taller tire and will rub in the rear. 235 is a much better choice.
     
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    You think? On a 8" wheel I don't think there would be any problems? Mine do not rub.

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    I rubbed on a 17x9 +35 in the rear. Only after my most aggressive alignment did I eliminate the rubbing in street driving, but I still rubbed on turns that had imperfections in the road or at full compression at the track.
     
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  12. dwmilton

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    I'm not stone cold set on 235/40, but exploring it as an option. I like 225/45 for the extra sidewall (better ride?) and availability. Initially I wanted 245/40-17s, for extra cornering grip, but felt "warned off" the size, since it's at the limit for an 8" wheel. The 235/40 kind of splits the difference.

    I'm currently on Conti ExtremeContact Sports in 225/40-18, with HFP drop, and can adjust camber on all four corners. I'd prefer to run one set of all season tires year round; rather than feeling the need to keep a spare set up in case it gets cold, or I want to road trip where it's cold or snowy.

    My original (flawed?) logic was: a 245mm UHP all season would give me confidence in bad weather, but retain dry grip similar to a 225 summer tire. Plus, the 245/40-17 is a pretty common size as well.
     
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    FWIW...wheels will be 17x8 et 35
     
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    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires....8DWS06XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires....GFC2ASXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

    Others tested they liked
    https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=222&tab=TestReport
     
  15. dwmilton

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    Thanks Webby, but I’m checking on 235/40-17s. Much less common than the 18.
     
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    Sorry my bad. Yeah, in 17’s they don’t even have an all-season listed.
     
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    All good, you’re appreciated!
     
  18. tristian

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    I have skunk2 springs on my 2015 si, so its 2.25" in the front and 2" in the rear. I want to keep stock tires on but I'm trying to find rims that'll fit with no rubbing cause I'm not trying to pull or roll my fenders. whats a good offset and rim width to run?
     
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    18x8 +35. That’s what I had no rub and they filled the wheel well pretty decent. I have sk2 springs as well.
     
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    perfect, thanks man
     

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