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View Poll Results: What tires (primary) do you use?
Hankook R-S3 255
46.54%
Hankook R-S3 245
4.15%
Dunlop Star Spec 255
22.12%
Dunlop Star Spec 245
5.07%
Toyo R1R 245
0
0%
Toyo R1R 255
0
0%
Other
18.89%
BFG Rival 255
2.76%
BFG Rival 245
0.46%
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:57 PM
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I'll have to weigh my TSWs with bald RS3s and post that weight up here. With all the focus on rotational mass and unsprung weight, the total wheel&tire should be accounted for.
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Thinking of running 255/35/18 on a 18x8.5 rim +55 next year. You guys think the front will have clearance issue? I used to run a similar setup in my old car and really liked the feel of the lower profile tire.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:31 PM
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Yeah your gonna have to at least roll the fronts to run that I am pretty sure. I ran a 18x8 +42 and it was danger to fenders zone at stock height. Maybe if you ran a lot of negative camber it might work.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Gumby View Post
Thinking of running 255/35/18 on a 18x8.5 rim +55 next year. You guys think the front will have clearance issue? I used to run a similar setup in my old car and really liked the feel of the lower profile tire.
Wow, with R-S3s the prices is $100 more per tire. Well at least they will be in stock.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Gumby View Post
Thinking of running 255/35/18 on a 18x8.5 rim +55 next year. You guys think the front will have clearance issue? I used to run a similar setup in my old car and really liked the feel of the lower profile tire.
You should actually be pretty good, especially since they're 8.5" width. I know people running +55 with 17x9 and it's not much different than the +63 that most people are running.
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Originally Posted by IntegraR0064 View Post
Originally Posted by Blue Gumby' timestamp='1319505307' post='21097914
Thinking of running 255/35/18 on a 18x8.5 rim +55 next year. You guys think the front will have clearance issue? I used to run a similar setup in my old car and really liked the feel of the lower profile tire.
You should actually be pretty good, especially since they're 8.5" width. I know people running +55 with 17x9 and it's not much different than the +63 that most people are running.
+55, 9" rim with 255 tires? So do you know how much camber is involved in that? I thought for sure that would mangle the fenders. 18x9 +55 is another option that's on the table. I'm currently around 13" hub center to bottom fender, with 3.0 camber.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:37 PM
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The car I codrove at nationals was pretty much that - 17x9 +55, 255/40/17 dunlops, I'd guess around 13" hub center to fender (might have been slightly higher but definitely not much), and 3 degrees camber or slightly lower. I think Nick Jackson was running the same thing, not sure what his ride height was at that time.

Would the 18's still be the same overall diameter?
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:07 PM
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Rs3 and Star spec both list the 255/40/17 and 255/35/18 as 25" diameter. It seems most people run minimum 60 offset, that's why I was a little hesitant about +55.
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do you guys run the same offset F/R?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:57 AM
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do you guys run the same offset F/R?
The most common wheel configuration for STR is 17x9 with offset of +63 (949 6ULR) or +62 (TR Motorsport)
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