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Old 07-22-2017, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Tire Size for 16x9 wheels

I've been looking into new wheels for my 240 and I'm stumped on the tire size. It sits on B&G springs so it isn't too low. Looking at 16x8 front, 16x9 rear 0 off set for both. Looking for recommendations for tire size. I like the way the ex works 240 looks so I'm going for that look.

thoughts?!? Thanks!



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Old 07-22-2017, 11:32 PM   #2
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225/50r16 is your best bet, or 225/45r16 if you're looking for a shorter tire.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:49 PM   #3
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225/50r15 Bridgestone Potenza RE11s.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:40 AM   #4
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If you want it to look like the car above, 245.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:43 AM   #5
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225's on a 9" wide rim? Seems tight? Evos and STIs are running 235's on an 8 inch rim.
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:03 AM   #6
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245... or 255 for some rim protection.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #7
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185/40-16
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:00 PM   #8
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:08 PM   #9
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225's on a 9" wide rim? Seems tight? Evos and STIs are running 235's on an 8 inch rim.
Check the tradwidth on the RE11 I quoted above.
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Check the tradwidth on the RE11 I quoted above.
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:28 PM   #11
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Bro, if you are looking for decent tires that will actually fit a 16x9, you better be used to wiping with $20 bills
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:58 PM   #12
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Looking at online stuff. 225 would be straight up with no lip protection, better for the 8in rim. Also selection is better. As it is I'll be rolling the fenders. No way around that with those widths.
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Bro, if you are looking for decent tires that will actually fit a 16x9, you better be used to wiping with $20 bills
If you find a size that is or was common you only need to be used to $5 bills.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:31 PM   #14
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I would look on Vulcan Tire website. I buy all my Falken Tires from there. They usually have odd sizes no one else carries, plus they ship to your door.
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:45 PM   #15
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225/50/16.

I've used it on everything from 7.5 to 9.5. Good wheel protection on the 7.5" on my daily driver. Nice bit of stretch for good sidewall support on our 24hr lemons car, and once upon a time, on the front wheels of my autocross car for street use. Nice fit on 8.5" vette wheels. And best of all, lots of good choices in that size. 245 / 16 is not as common. I have a pair of 265/40/16 Kumho XS I could probably part with since I haven't used them in a while. If you really need the beef. Fender pulling mandatory.

9.5" with 225/50 Dunlop Z1 star spec
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:17 PM   #16
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Hey Thanks for the info Towerymt. Makes Me feel better about my choice in wheel sizes.

Incase anyone is curious it's the Corsa Steel wheels.
https://www.corsasteelies.com/blank-rwrlr/gt-series


My only concern is with weight. being steelies they'll have their own gravitational pull.
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