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Old 04-02-2009, 5:36 PM   #1
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Tire size for 18 x 8 rims?

I'm looking to get these in 18 x 8

Can someone please recommend a tire size based on a 1.5" drop?

I want something to fill up the wheel gap

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Old 04-02-2009, 7:43 PM   #2
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i would go with 245/40/18 maybe 245/45/18
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Old 04-02-2009, 7:50 PM   #3
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truss me dude, you will want 19's at the smallest. But if you really want to go with 18's thats your choice. Im not too good with tires but....maybe 225/35 or 245/35? Actually I have no clue lol
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When you order the 18" wheels from Acura, their recommended tires are Yokohama Advan Sport (225/40R18). Don't forget you need to order TPMS sensors for each wheel unless you are transferring your stock 17" ones.</B>
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I wouldn't go any thinner than a 245. The 2nd gen looks good with a nice wide tire.

I'm running 245/35/19. For 18"s, 245/40/18 or 245/45/18 would probably be ideal. Use this link and match whatever size would be closest to the stock diameter.

http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp
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OEM recomends 225/45/18 on 18*7.5 inch rims. V6 RIMs are 18*8. I believe they will be using 235/45 tires. Too much width makes tire heavier with resistence. so it will effect fuel economy.
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I have Michelin 235/45/18 on my tourer...
and the new TYPE"S" have the sem tyre....
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OEM recomends 225/45/18 on 18*7.5 inch rims. V6 RIMs are 18*8. I believe they will be using 235/45 tires. Too much width makes tire heavier with resistence. so it will effect fuel economy.
I've seen no loss in fuel economy with my tires and a decent increase in handling and stability.
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I've done a little bit of research on this (years ago and also a couple weeks ago) regarding this same exact issue.

I previously owned some 18x7.5's with 225/40 tires on a different car. Tires looked nice and square with the wheels.

All of these opinions are on 18x8 wheels, both stock and aftermarket.

On this car, Honda is using 235/45/18 on their 18x8 wheels. Me personally, I think the tire looks too big/bubbly in some views, while in others it looks just fine. This tire is somewhat not as common to find either, so expect to pay more money for less choices.

245/40/18 will look like a nice large meaty tire, and IMO you should only get this if you want that look.

225/45/18 will look slightly less wider on the wheel, but will look good height wise. This is also a common tire size, that will give you lots of options and prices.

There's a few other things to note: tire sizes go by what the inside width is, while the tread width can be a different number. When you look up detailed tire specifications, they should tell you what the "tread width" is. If you want a wider tire, definitely pay attention to these tread width numbers, not just the 245/225 thing.

I personally will be going with a 225/45/18. Just need to do your research on tread width, price, and type/options. For example, here's a picture of an Audi TT that has the exact wheels I want with the tire size I want. This look/width/tire height is exactly what I want.

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That said, another issue that you're going to deal with is the rims you have chosen. You've chosen rims that have a medium lip, and the style itself will also make the wheels look smaller than they really are. Your wheels are going to look like 16-17's rather than 18's. If you like this style (racecar ish, old bmw style), then great. If you want something that looks like big aftermarket wheels, you will be VERY disappointed. Wheels with lips will always make them look smaller. Notice the Audi I posted, looks more like 19's than 18's, and Derwood's 19's look more like 20's.

Good luck! PM me with any more comments or questions
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