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Old 08-19-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
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205/40/18 or 215/40/18 on a 18x10?

Hey guys

So, i'm on a quest to tuck a 10" rim in the rear.

Yes, body work in the rear is going to be done to tuck the 10.

Now, right now I have 18 x 8 and 18 x 9 on 205/40/18 all around.

I'm going to move the 18 x 9 to the front, and then pick up a pair of 18 x 10s.

Now the thing is, i'm still going to have an extra pair of 205/40/18s. I'd like to use them, but...thing is, is that way too extreme to run a 205/40/18 on an 18x10?

I guess I could always just keep the extra pair of 205/40/18s for the front and buy a pair of 215s, but still.

Not sure if I actually NEED a 205 in the rear to tuck the 10, or if I can get away with a 215.

Thanks guys!
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:43 PM   #2
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Heres 215/40/17 would look the same as an 18.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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^^^^ You could run a 205/40 on a 10" but I wouldn't want to do it everyday. Those lips would be prone to damage very easily.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #4
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I personally would go with a 215 series tire or a 205 series with a slightly higher side wall. 205/45/18.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
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I personally would go with a 215 series tire or a 205 series with a slightly higher side wall. 205/45/18.
215/35 if you wanted to get crazy with it.



205/45 would be way too much sidewall and would look chunky.
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35 would risk the wheel too much and really wouldn’t be worth it to me. 215/40 would be the safest route after seeing more pics.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:38 AM   #7
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215/35 if you wanted to get crazy with it.



205/45 would be way too much sidewall and would look chunky.
That really doesn't look as bad as I imagined it would.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:40 AM   #8
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Heres 215/40/17 would look the same as an 18.
Hmm, well I know 215/40/18 on an 18x10 would look fine. I can live with that no problem. Should be pretty similar with a 205/40/18 on a 9.

Probably a bit more stretch.

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^^^^ You could run a 205/40 on a 10" but I wouldn't want to do it everyday. Those lips would be prone to damage very easily.
So even you woudln't recommend it eh?

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215/35 if you wanted to get crazy with it.

205/45 would be way too much sidewall and would look chunky.
Doesn't look as bad as I would expect 215/35/18 to look like!

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35 would risk the wheel too much and really wouldn’t be worth it to me. 215/40 would be the safest route after seeing more pics.
Seems to be 215/40/18 is the route that most people are recommending.

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That really doesn't look as bad as I imagined it would.
+1

So I guess because finding 205/40/18 isn't really happening on an 18x10,

Closest thing i've found was:

http://www.tyrestretch.com/10_205_40_R16/ (Can't link the actual picture, tyrestretch isn't working properly right now)

Is it even WORTH it to try and mount the 205/40/18 to the 10? Or should I just say fuck it and order a pair of 215/40/18s and save myself the trouble and keep the extra 205s for later on?

Thanks in Advance Guys

More opinions please!
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:02 PM   #9
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215's would be best i think, as far as daily usage and imho looks.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #10
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215/35/40 I THINK ONLY Falkens make them.215/40/18 is more common size.

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:23 PM   #11
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215/35/40 I THINK ONLY Falkens make them.215/40/18 is more common size.

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I have no clue what you're trying to say in that first part of the post, haha.

215/40/18 is more common, except I already have a pair of 205/40/18 right now, so I was wondering if those would even seat on an 18x10.

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215's would be best i think, as far as daily usage and imho looks.
Guess I'll have to fork out even more money for them

God dammit. I"ve gone through...

215/35/19 on BBS CKs
215/40/18 on BBS IMPULs Pre-Air Ride
205/40/18 on BBS IMPULs Post-Air Ride
205/40/18 & 215/40/18 on BBS IMPULs Post-Air Ride & Larger Rears.

That's just this year...

Fuck, what's wrong with me
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:53 PM   #12
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I got 215/40 falken 512's on a 18x9.5 and the stretch is decent, I think it would be perfect on a 18x10
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So even you woudln't recommend it eh?
Your crazy. You know I'd run a 205/40 if not a 215/35 in a heart beat on a 10" wide wheel.
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I got 215/40 falken 512's on a 18x9.5 and the stretch is decent, I think it would be perfect on a 18x10
Hmm. I have a buddy with 215/40s on Falken 912s on an 18x9.5 (Alphards), haven't seen them yet though.

I feel liek it'd be perfect too, but is it cost effective to have an EXTRA pair of 205/40s lying around, and then have to buy 215/40s again

If I sold the 205/40s, then meh, i'd be all over the 215/40s so I'm not scared shitless about bending a lip or something.

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Your crazy. You know I'd run a 205/40 if not a 215/35 in a heart beat on a 10" wide wheel.
Orly?

So...now if you were me, would you do it, while daily driving is a better question.
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215/40/18 is more common, except I already have a pair of 205/40/18 right now, so I was wondering if those would even seat on an 18x10.
Like you said about the 205s getting to seat, whoever is mounting your tires would probably have to push almost 100 psi in those wheels to get the bead to stretch over and finally seat…
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Hmm. I have a buddy with 215/40s on Falken 912s on an 18x9.5 (Alphards), haven't seen them yet though.

I feel liek it'd be perfect too, but is it cost effective to have an EXTRA pair of 205/40s lying around, and then have to buy 215/40s again

If I sold the 205/40s, then meh, i'd be all over the 215/40s so I'm not scared shitless about bending a lip or something.



Orly?

So...now if you were me, would you do it, while daily driving is a better question.
No, not unless I had to. Its not that I think its unsafe, its just that i think the ride quality demnishes greatly when you stretch that far. Its just a much more firm ride. If you don't mind that, then yeah go for it. a 215 is big IMO and would look chunky.
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Like you said about the 205s getting to seat, whoever is mounting your tires would probably have to push almost 100 psi in those wheels to get the bead to stretch over and finally seat…
Yeah it wouldn't be fun for whoever had to mount them up, but it can be done. You'll have a harder time getting it on the wheel itself.
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Like you said about the 205s getting to seat, whoever is mounting your tires would probably have to push almost 100 psi in those wheels to get the bead to stretch over and finally seat…
I think my Tire Guys would hate me for that. I asked them if they can stretch a 215/40 on a 10, he's like yeah. I wouldn't do any smaller though.

Guess I have my answer

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No, not unless I had to. Its not that I think its unsafe, its just that i think the ride quality demnishes greatly when you stretch that far. Its just a much more firm ride. If you don't mind that, then yeah go for it. a 215 is big IMO and would look chunky.
Guess it's off to the 215/40s again!



Anybody need a pair of brand new Yokohama S.Drives? (205/40/18)

EDIT: You think the 215/40s would look chunky and big on a 10?
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I think my Tire Guys would hate me for that. I asked them if they can stretch a 215/40 on a 10, he's like yeah. I wouldn't do any smaller though.

Guess I have my answer



Guess it's off to the 215/40s again!



Anybody need a pair of brand new Yokohama S.Drives? (205/40/18)

EDIT: You think the 215/40s would look chunky and big on a 10?
If you already have a set of 205s use them, and abuse them for a while. If it gets to be too much, then consider new tires. All you'd be losing is the cost of mounting and dismounting an extra time. Once your at the point you are, that should be nothing.
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Phil your a wheel whore as much as i loved a stretch tire i myself wouldnt consider gettin to crazy on my daily. Im goin 215's on my 9" rear and i think thats crazy for a daily, lol!! So my opinion is gonna differ from others. Now like mark said 215/40's will be a bit "chunky" but i kind of dig that look
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Phil your a wheel whore as much as i loved a stretch tire i myself wouldnt consider gettin to crazy on my daily. Im goin 215's on my 9" rear and i think thats crazy for a daily, lol!! So my opinion is gonna differ from others. Now like mark said 215/40's will be a bit "chunky" but i kind of dig that look
I hate to keep whoring my car out so much, but maybe this will show what I'm talking about

205/40's look totally normal


215/40 on a 9.5


IMO its just too much sidewall. I wish I would have gone to a 205/40. I personally think it would look better. I'm not sure that extra 1/2" would kill it.
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Also, consider the tire your going to be mounting. A Yoko s-drive has a very stiff sidewall. It won't stretch easy. Its a good thing. They also typically run wider than their claimed section width. Both play in your favor. I think you'd be straight on a 205/40 for a while.

If it were a falken or a dunlop dz101 or a T1R, I'd be a little weary.
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