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I just bought some new wheels and its a staggered setup, obviously. I'm torn between running 225/40s all around or 215/40 up front and 225/40s out back. What are your thoughts? I'm open to others suggestions. The wheels are Intro Forged Aero's with black centers

This is what they'll be going on:



Modified by boraIV at 11:20 AM 5-20-2004
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

225/40/18's all around http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Here are mines





Modified by vwracer00 at 2:23 PM 5-20-2004
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

I would do 225's up front for sure. But the rear I would suggest a 235 maybe. I've seen a lot of guys with 18x9.5's in the rear running 245's and they seem to be good as well.
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

225/40's all around for sure. It's nice to be able to rotate the tires since they wear so much faster up front. What do you mean by "Staggered setup"?
Do you mean wider rims in the back? If so, ignore what I said about rotating them.
I can't wait to see those wheels on your Jetta! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (mimikos)

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225/40's all around for sure. It's nice to be able to rotate the tires since they wear so much faster up front. What do you mean by "Staggered setup"?
I can't wait to see those wheels on your Jetta! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

He means staggered in that the rear rims are wider than the front rims. Rotating the tires will not be an option with this setup.
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (dayjayvw)

Rotating tires would be an option, the tires just need to be dismounted
Anyone got any pics of the setups you're suggesting?
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

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Rotating tires would be an option, the tires just need to be dismounted
Anyone got any pics of the setups you're suggesting?

Or instead of directional tires you can get like a Pirelli Assimetrico and rotate side to side.
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (ArsinGTI)

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Or instead of directional tires you can get like a Pirelli Assimetrico and rotate side to side.

Not a bad idea! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

i actually just got the same set up put on ride a few days ago. im running 18x8 on the front and 18x9 on the rear. i ordered my rims from DTM and they told me i needed to run 225/40 up front and 245/35 on the rears. i thought it was a lil wierd cause my tires up front looked a lil bit bigger..but they said that's the only way to run that kind of set up.
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (vdubb337)

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i actually just got the same set up put on ride a few days ago. im running 18x8 on the front and 18x9 on the rear. i ordered my rims from DTM and they told me i needed to run 225/40 up front and 245/35 on the rears. i thought it was a lil wierd cause my tires up front looked a lil bit bigger..but they said that's the only way to run that kind of set up.

Thats odd. why wouldn't a 235/40 out back work?
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (boraIV)

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Thats odd. why wouldn't a 235/40 out back work?

It will......it all depends on the look you're after...
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (grassfeeder)

i was just trying to go for a regular look. i really dont like the look i have right now..cause my front tires look bigger since the back ones have more low profile look to them. so youre saying i can run 225/40 front and 235/40 rear without messing up the ride?
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (Demon_Dub)

225/40/18 and 245/35/18.
You should have went 18x8.5 in front or 18x9 all the way around. This is the ideal setup for these sizes. Your tire stretch will not match, but it will be evened out.
 

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Re: What size tires on 18x8 and 18x9 (Dj Deception)

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225/40/18 and 245/35/18.
You should have went 18x8.5 in front or 18x9 all the way around. This is the ideal setup for these sizes. Your tire stretch will not match, but it will be evened out.

I bought the wheels used... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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