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Not all 265's are equal.

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Not all 265's are equal.
I did notice enough space for a wider tire. Having known this before ordering the 245's I would have also gone with 265's

When they wear out I'll sell the wheels and go wider.
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I did notice enough space for a wider tire. Having known this before ordering the 245's I would have also gone with 265's

When they wear out I'll sell the wheels and go wider.
why do you want wider tires? For better handling? if so, then that's cool.

but if you're talking about looks, I'd only do it if you kept with a 40 series sidewall. I think your setup looks so good because it fills the wheel wells out nicely.
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why do you want wider tires? For better handling? if so, then that's cool.

but if you're talking about looks, I'd only do it if you kept with a 40 series sidewall. I think your setup looks so good because it fills the wheel wells out nicely.
handling and looks. a 265/35R18 will have pretty much the same diameter so the wheel wells will still look nice and filled.

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handling and looks. a 265/35R18 will have pretty much the same diameter so the wheel wells will still look nice and filled.

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yeah, i know they are relatively close; I just think yours looks good with the current size.

I'm at 26, and I kind of wish i went even bigger in terms of diameter (for looks and better gear ratio).
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Just so everyone knows... Do NOT go 265 unless you have a 9.5" wide wheel...

A 245/40 is best on a 9" wide wheel. 255 is bubbling a little.. A 265 needs at LEAST a 9" wide wheel and at that isn't ideal. Please don't put 265s on your 9" wide rims... Please... get 9.5" wheels if you want to be a baller...

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Just so everyone knows... Do NOT go 265 unless you have a 9.5" wide wheel...

A 245/40 is best on a 9" wide wheel. 255 is bubbling a little.. A 265 needs at LEAST a 9" wide wheel and at that isn't ideal. Please don't put 265s on your 9" wide rims... Please... get 9.5" wheels if you want to be a baller...
you also have to keep in mind what toast was saying in his cryptic message:

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Not all 265's are equal.
There can be a pretty big variance from one tire manufacturer to the next in terms of how the tire's numbered width corresponds with the physical contact patch. For instance, the R888's toast runs are probably closer to a 275-actual, if not the same as other manufacturer's "275."

I'm allied with your advice tasty (although if someone want's to be a drift baller and put 205's on a 9.5" wheel...go for it; to each his own), but just wanted to let those know that are unaware that any tire may still look "bubbly" or "stretched" on a rim size of x.x due to non-uniformity in the tire sizing system.
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i ran 245/40/18x8 rota p1's last year(forget the tire though)

this year I will be running 255/35/18 dunlop star specs on 18x8.5 rota svn's.

both of which are being run with bc racing coilovers
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I've started a member list in the first post that includes tire size and brand. Not sure if I should include the tire model too...


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Not sure if I should include the tire model too...
Yes, cause a high performance tire of a stated width will be wider than an all-season tire even from the same manufacturer. If you start reading the specs on tires you'll see the contact patch differs greatly between specific tires. Move up to Race Compound tires and they're even wider.
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