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Anyone running 235/35/18 on Hufs? Rubbing issues? My Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s are getting near the end of their life cycle and looking at Conti ExtremeContact DW because they come in that size. Hmmmmmmm
 

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damn jetta's... never even in the rear...
 

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Anyone running 235/35/18 on Hufs? Rubbing issues? My Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s are getting near the end of their life cycle and looking at Conti ExtremeContact DW because they come in that size. Hmmmmmmm

Anyone? Would really like the extra width but do not want rubbing with the Hufs on suspension components.
 

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235/35 is shorter than stock , so it shouldn't rub
even if your lowered

Okay, then what about 235/40/18 on Hufs?
 

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i love the 245s on the front mounted on the classix. does anyone have a jetta on 245's with classix slightly lowered? i'd like to run a square set up and am not sure how the offsets compare to the golf's.
 

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Quick question: How much trouble would I have using a 245/40/18 or 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8 ET 45 wheel (OEM B6 S4 wheel)? I'm running slightly lower on Bilstein PSS9 coilovers. I know pretty much anything is possible, but can this setup be accomplished without rolling the fenders or using camber plates?
 

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Re: (OmegaRed1723)

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Quick question: How much trouble would I have using a 245/40/18 or 245/35/18 tire on an 18x8 ET 45 wheel (OEM B6 S4 wheel)? I'm running slightly lower on Bilstein PSS9 coilovers. I know pretty much anything is possible, but can this setup be accomplished without rolling the fenders or using camber plates?

245/35 and you won't have any probs... just take out the fender screw.
no fender mods required
 

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i recommend people that live in places where it gets colder to have a couple sets of tires though.
I have 3 sets...
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Re: (BluMagic)

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245/35 and you won't have any probs... just take out the fender screw. no fender mods required

Hmm sounds like I might go 245-35.
Is there really a noticeable difference in ride quality between a 245-35 and 225-40?
 

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all depends on the tire. but the basic physics are more contact patch = more friction = more noise = more vibration.
but i didn't notice much because my 225/40s were hankooks and they were pretty bad to begin with.
when i put the steelies on with the 205/55s its like a nice quiet cloud in comparison
 

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Fair enough. I have to imagine any new tire worth a crap is going to be quieter than my horribly cupped stock bridgestones. They blow.
I am more wondering about the difference in height than the width. A shorter tire will typically have worse ride quality.
rough math:
225 x .40 = 90
245 x .35 = 85.75
255 x .35 = 89.25
255-35 is closest in height to a 225-40, but the 245-35 is not waaaay off.
edit:
Here’s Dan GSRs math, not mine
225/40 (18) = 25.08 in diameter
245/35 (18) = 24.75 in diameter
255/35 (18) = 25.02 in diameter


Modified by T.D.B. at 10:20 AM 3-10-2010
 
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