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#1 Old 12-28-2010, 01:44 PM
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245/40 vs 255/35

Which tire would be the optimal fit for 18x9 +50 offset wheels? I plan on running 18x9 wheels on my 09 Sti in the summer. At this point i have the following tires available:

245/40/18 Dunlop SP Sport (12,000 miles wear)
255/35/18 Sunlop Direzza Star Spec (4,000 miles wear)
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Yo! Long time no see! Rumor is you can go all the way to 275/35R18 at that offset though not sure if you want all that rubber. Might require a slight rear fender roll similar to 255 wide on the 07. 265 should fit painlessly as would the stock size. Good sizes are:
245/40R18
265/35R18
275/35R18

I'd avoid 255/35R18 it's a little short for the 09 (though works great for 04-07).

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Yo! Long time no see! Rumor is you can go all the way to 275/35R18 at that offset though not sure if you want all that rubber. Might require a slight rear fender roll similar to 255 wide on the 07. 265 should fit painlessly as would the stock size. Good sizes are:
245/40R18
265/35R18
275/35R18

I'd avoid 255/35R18 it's a little short for the 09 (though works great for 04-07).
Thak you for the update. I hope all is well for you.
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you can sell those star specs on nasioc pretty easy I'd wager, they're popular. They still on the rotas? I'd probably just get rid of them together if you're sticking with the 09.

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