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    HELP! Tire sizing for wheels!

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    Hi all, I hit a nasty pothole last night and blew out two tires--and bent not one but two wheels. I have a set of aftermarket wheels that I can use for the time being, but want to use the beefiest tire possible. The wheels are 18x8.5 +36. Can someone tell me what the largest tire size possible is that I can fit on? My Stinger is a GT AWD model and I will always be using the stock suspension.

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    IMO, not wider than 245

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    Quote Originally Posted by POS VETT View Post
    IMO, not wider than 245
    Can you fit 245 up front without going too thin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbochargetoy View Post
    Can you fit 245 up front without going too thin?
    I think so. The stock size is 225 and the lower wheel offset should allow more clearance with the strut housing. If more sidewall is desired, going with 245/45/18 provides a taller sidewall (0.7" bump in overall diameter or 0.35" bump in ground clearance) which provides more cushion against pothole impacts.

    255/40/18 can also be used to gain the same-as-stock OD, but it's not my preference.

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    Post up some pictures once you get the beefier tires on there.

 

 

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