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Old 10-18-2021, 07:26 PM   #1
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Question 18x9.5 +38 on 235/40/18 or 245/40/18 with Whiteline Lowering Springs

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Just looking for feedbacks / recommendations as I'm fairly new still!

I recently bought a Rays 57CR 18x9.5 +38 and was thinking of pairing it up with Whiteline Lowering Springs (Bought the springs already)

For Tyres, I was thinking of going 235 or 245/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE003 or Pirelli Dragon Sport or Possibly a Potenza Sport or AD08R

Question is :
If i go 235/40/18 will it be too stretched?
If i go 245/40/18 will it rub?

Also looking for tyres recommendations (But in Australia Market) so I can get it from Bob Janes or so.

My BRZ is for daily and occasional road trips / cruising with friends.

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My advice would be to go skinny, budget tyres so you can powerslide guilt free.

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Do you mind telling me what you're running with?

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18x9.5 +38 on 235/40/18 or 245/40/18 with Whiteline Lowering Springs

Why not get something closer to stock rolling diameter? Something like 245/35 or 255/35? I have 255/35 Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 5 with no scrubbing issues at all.
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Why not get something closer to stock rolling diameter? Something like 245/35 or 255/35? I have 255/35 Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 5 with no scrubbing issues at all.

Yeah I was looking at 245/35 too but I can't do 255/35 since I'll need to get coilovers and I'm only on whiteline lowered springs.

I'll check some 245/35 tyres but I was just curious about those sizes too.
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Yeah I was looking at 245/35 too but I can't do 255/35 since I'll need to get coilovers and I'm only on whiteline lowered springs.

I'll check some 245/35 tyres but I was just curious about those sizes too.

255s fit ok on mine with stock suspension (coilovers being fitted this week), but youíve got a bit more offset and width so may scrub.

245/35 is the closest to stock rolling diameter, but there are less tyre options - no complaints re the Asymmetric 5 and they do come in that size: https://www.tempetyres.com.au/tyrepr...1-asymmetric-5
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Do you mind telling me what you're running with?




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Ozzy tyres Monsta Street Series 225/40/18. Came with the wheels.

Before that (wait for it) Hifly 225/40/17 from Bob Jane.

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Ozzy tyres Monsta Street Series 225/40/18. Came with the wheels.

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Woah! ahaha
were you running a 18x9.5 +38?!?!
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255s fit ok on mine with stock suspension (coilovers being fitted this week), but youíve got a bit more offset and width so may scrub.

245/35 is the closest to stock rolling diameter, but there are less tyre options - no complaints re the Asymmetric 5 and they do come in that size: https://www.tempetyres.com.au/tyrepr...1-asymmetric-5

I see, thanks! I'll have a look at that.
Only reason with 235/40 as well is I wanted to try out and see if RE003 will be a bad stretch.

But for 245/35 - I'm looking at Potenza Sport as well and other tyres.
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255s fit ok on mine with stock suspension (coilovers being fitted this week), but youíve got a bit more offset and width so may scrub.

245/35 is the closest to stock rolling diameter, but there are less tyre options - no complaints re the Asymmetric 5 and they do come in that size: https://www.tempetyres.com.au/tyrepr...1-asymmetric-5
For GY F1 Asymmetric 5, is it fun to drive? like, what's your feedback withit.

Just called Bob Janes and they do recommend 245/35 GY F1 Asymmetric 5 or the 245/35 Continental ContiSportContact 5
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For GY F1 Asymmetric 5, is it fun to drive? like, what's your feedback withit.

Just called Bob Janes and they do recommend 245/35 GY F1 Asymmetric 5 or the 245/35 Continental ContiSportContact 5

I currently run Michelin PS4-S on all our other cars. The Goodyear doesnít have quite as much grip, but itís much cheaper and a great all rounder otherwise. If you look at the reviews on tireack it has won quite a few of them. Well priced all rounder IMO. Cost me $188 per tyre for the 255/35.
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Woah! ahaha

were you running a 18x9.5 +38?!?!
Nah. 18x 8.5.
I deliberately went narrower with a bigger offset.

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I currently run Michelin PS4-S on all our other cars. The Goodyear doesnít have quite as much grip, but itís much cheaper and a great all rounder otherwise. If you look at the reviews on tireack it has won quite a few of them. Well priced all rounder IMO. Cost me $188 per tyre for the 255/35.
Thanks so much!
I do run Michelin PS4s now but I just want to try something new.
Although the GY F1 AS 5 is $330 but Bob Janes willing to price match the Falkens FK510 so it'll be down to $312.

ContiSportContact 5 is $312 too

Any thoughts on Potenza RE050A?

But yeah, he highly suggest the Continental tyres as I daily my car and some occational cruising with the boys.
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