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ts13power
01-15-2003, 05:19 PM
Would a 225-40-18 tires fit on my 95 240sx SE model?

Rownan
01-15-2003, 05:24 PM
Depending on the rim, rears should be fine, will probably need to run a spacer on the front with lowered suspension.


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ts13power
01-15-2003, 05:28 PM
It's 18x7.5

Rownan
01-15-2003, 05:34 PM
offset?

Powertothe240
01-15-2003, 05:41 PM
I have some konig rims (aka. bad offset) and 225/40-18 inch tires. They fit fine. They're also close to stock tire diameter, and are the cheapest 18 inch tire size I've seen.

orion
01-15-2003, 05:42 PM
225/40-18 is perfect for an 18X7.5...fits and looks good, still has decent sidewall, etc...

And it fits with a +42 and lower offsets - '95 S14' (Britt) runs that exact setup with no issues.

And although I think +42 is too low of an offset (no way will it clear coilovers), it looks bad-ass on his car.

Later - Brian

benevolent
01-17-2003, 06:43 PM
i have 245/35/18 on my S14 wheel specs follow.
18x8.5 +32. 10mm spacer.i have about 5mm clearance to the strut and 5mm to the fender lip on compression.

V8Styles
01-18-2003, 04:34 AM
i say go big for the back 265/35/18 - 285/35/18

jmcn
01-18-2003, 02:45 PM
He said 7.5" wide wheel though.

Ahhsk
01-29-2003, 10:05 PM
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i say go big for the back 265/35/18 - 285/35/18

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is that possible. i have 18x8 +37 front and 18x9 +38 rear I want 265s rears but not hardcore set on it, but if itll go I want it (I have Tein HA, and adjustable rear upper arms.

abailey269
01-30-2003, 05:51 AM
Thats the exact size wheel i am running in the rear. 18x9 +38. I have a set of 255/35/18 's in the rear and the scrub the fenders a hair on tight turns. Any wider and they would scrub all the time. But thats nothing that rolling the fenders wouldent cure.

Front, i am almost at the same size as you. I am running 18x7.5 +37 with a 225/40/18 and they would not clear my Z brakes so i had to slap on a couple of spacers.

Here is a pic:
http://www.djelektrique.com/~nissan/Racing%20Harts%20On%20car%2012-30-02%20004.jpg


EDIT: Just realized you have an S14. I would think that fitament would be nearly the same, maybe someone else can clairify.

asad
01-30-2003, 11:35 AM
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EDIT: Just realized you have an S14. I would think that fitament would be nearly the same, maybe someone else can clairify.


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The wheel-to-strut clearance should be very similar, the big difference is that the S14's fender wells are larger so there's more wheel-to-fender clearance. So something that rubs slightly on the fender of an S13 will likely not rub at all on an S14.

Asad

abailey269
01-30-2003, 08:07 PM
Thanks Asad. So that means that you could definintely run a 255-35-18 in the rear without rubbing. Probably could fit a 265 without a problem (with your current wheel offset).

Ahhsk
01-30-2003, 08:39 PM
Aubrey, that pic is sweet. ill give it a shot. if not, like you said, its louisville slugger time.

beetlejuice
01-30-2003, 08:40 PM
abailey269

I like your wheel &amp; tire combo. Are you still using the ground control coilovers? Your sh_t is way low.