Irish Subaru Drivers Club Forum - Powered by vBulletin

#

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: 225/40/18 or 235/40/18

  1. #1
    Petrolheads
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4

    225/40/18 or 235/40/18

    Lads, which size should I put on 8.5x18 wheels on 02wrx? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Member Number 2766
    ISDC Club Treasurer
    scoobysub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    kilkenny
    Posts
    11,210
    Thanks
    1,864
    Thanked 2,026 Times in 1,313 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    225/40/18
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

    Peter marks account Reopened in Style!!!

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to scoobysub For This Useful Post:

    tomo (03-11-2017)

  4. #3
    Member Number 25
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    DUFFMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    6,943
    Thanks
    492
    Thanked 470 Times in 258 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    22
    I would go 235 on anything over a 8" rim I'm just for rim protection.

    But if you looking for a slightly stretched look I would go 225.

    I know there only 10mm in the difference but say that to the wife and she's ll tell you it doesn't matter, she loves you anyway but say it to the girlfriend and you'll get a different answer if you know what I mean
    as Marcus Gronholm once said "up the arse of timo"...

  5. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to DUFFMAN For This Useful Post:

    dontommy (03-11-2017), pergie (03-11-2017), tomo (03-11-2017), Zheiko (04-11-2017)

  6. #4
    Full ISDC Club Member dontommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clonmel
    Posts
    7,019
    Thanks
    5,221
    Thanked 3,003 Times in 2,142 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    46
    225 if you going for a size close to factory spec. I would perspnally go for 235 for that extra wheel protection. Also 245/35 are worth giving a consideration

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to dontommy For This Useful Post:

    tomo (03-11-2017)

  8. #5
    Petrolheads
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    I will be looking for tyres with rim protectors anyway as the wheels are brand new. I don't want a stretched look but don't want ballons either.

  9. #6
    Full ISDC Club Member Grahamo spec c's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    3,008
    Thanks
    861
    Thanked 593 Times in 351 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    17
    225.
    Perfect on mine no rubbing with load.
    im not here for a long time,im here for a good time colin mcrae. r.i.p.

  10. #7
    Member Number 16 davelegacy™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    13,573
    Thanks
    247
    Thanked 469 Times in 351 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    29
    What offset. 8.5 on a gd chassis very wide.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

  11. #8
    Petrolheads
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by davelegacy™ View Post
    What offset. 8.5 on a gd chassis very wide.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    48 so they should fit perfectly.

  12. #9
    Member Number 16 davelegacy™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    13,573
    Thanks
    247
    Thanked 469 Times in 351 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    29
    8.0 be normally where at

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

  13. #10
    Full ISDC Club Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    253
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 137 Times in 68 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    9
    Might need camber/arch roll if the tyres are chunky, mines 235/40 on 8.5j wheels on lowered coilovers and had to roll the rear fenders..
    offset of the wheel can play a part aswell

  14. #11
    Petrolheads
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by enda View Post
    Might need camber/arch roll if the tyres are chunky, mines 235/40 on 8.5j wheels on lowered coilovers and had to roll the rear fenders..
    offset of the wheel can play a part aswell
    Would you have a close-up picture of the wheel so I could see how the 235/40 tyre looks like?

  15. #12
    Full ISDC Club Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    253
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 137 Times in 68 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by tomo View Post
    Would you have a close-up picture of the wheel so I could see how the 235/40 tyre looks like?

    Actually mine are 245/40

  16. #13
    Petrolheads
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by enda View Post
    Actually mine are 245/40
    No worries.

  17. #14
    Full ISDC Club Member JAMIE-TYPERV6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Wicklow
    Posts
    9,140
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 183 Times in 97 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by DUFFMAN View Post
    I know there only 10mm in the difference but say that to the wife and she's ll tell you it doesn't matter, she loves you anyway but say it to the girlfriend and you'll get a different answer if you know what I mean
    You need to drop that GF of yours so Johnny... does she not appreciate all things come in small packages with you..? ;P

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •