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Old 09-18-2016, 09:17 PM   #1
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17 to 18 inch wheels

Ok, to those that have gone to a 18 inch set of wheels, what are the downsides? I assume a flash is required to get the speedo to read correctly. I have an 03 GT and want 10.5 wide wheels in back.


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Most 18s only go up to 10" wide. Weight is one difference, 18s will be slightly heavier depending on the wheel and tire you pick. You won't need to flash the speedometer/change the tune unless you go with a tire with a larger diameter in the rear. What size tires were you thinking?
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Was thinking of installing 17s all around at first, with 17x10.5 on rear with tire size 315/35/17. I do not know what tire size would be best with 18 inch.


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I've got 285s on mine right now, generally the largest people will go with an 18 is a 305/35 in the rear.
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One advantage to an 18 is that there is a better selection of high end tires in wide sizes. That said, tires do cost more on an 18 than on a 17.
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Anyone regret going to an 18 size wheel?


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Other than tire price, nope. 295/35 on wife's car.
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Was thinking of installing 17s all around at first, with 17x10.5 on rear with tire size 315/35/17. I do not know what tire size would be best with 18 inch.

That is what I am running


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You like the size/setup?


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You can get 10.5 in the rear with 17 inch ..
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Literally just installed them and forgot about them. Not even a flash


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18s would be a 10" wheel with between a 285 and 305 depending on what rubber you go with. I got a buddy with 18x10 wrapped in 305s. Lowered about 2". He runs into rubbing issues now and then, but it does look good.

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18s on my 2007, 255 front, 285 rear. Fills the fender cavity and no rubbing. Didn't flash, not enough difference to worry about.
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18s on my 2007, 255 front, 285 rear. Fills the fender cavity and no rubbing. Didn't flash, not enough difference to worry about.
Yours is a s197, we are talking about new edges.
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I'd go with 18s. Looks the best when lowered.

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If you get the rovo durbans. They are 18x9 and 18x10.5 for the rear

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If you get the rovo durbans. They are 18x9 and 18x10.5 for the rear

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Exactly. They are some nice wheels. 10.5 looks good in the 18 in the rear. They are light too. They were lighter than my 17" bullits. I never bothered to look at the weight of them exactly because it doesnt really matter much to me anyway. But I can tell they are lighter than some 17s Ive had.

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On my son's 2004 RedFire Convertible, we went with:

Front - 18" x 9" - 265/35ZR18

Rear - 18" x 10" - 295/35ZR18

Fit is perfect!

Next up is to lower both front/rear utilizing Maximum Motorsports front coil-over conversion, front lower control arms, caster/camber plates, rear HD adjustable height control arms, rear MM springs along with Bilstein struts and shocks.











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On my son's 2004 RedFire Convertible, we went with:

Front - 18" x 9" - 265/35ZR18

Rear - 18" x 10" - 295/35ZR18

Fit is perfect!

Next up is to lower both front/rear utilizing Maximum Motorsports front coil-over conversion, front lower control arms, caster/camber plates, rear HD adjustable height control arms, rear MM springs along with Bilstein struts and shocks.











Very nice

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Thanks everyone, that maroon anniversary edition is saaaa weeeeeet. Appreciate the help. I'm gonna go with the 18's staggered.
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Looks great! It will look so awesome once lowered!

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These are 18 inch staggered, 275 in the front, 295 in the rear
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These are 18 inch staggered, 275 in the front, 295 in the rear
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I love the 18's on mine. They look pretty good. I need a little drop on mine still.

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These are 18 inch staggered, 275 in the front, 295 in the rear
Do you get any rubbing in the rear with the 295?
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Do you get any rubbing in the rear with the 295?
Not at all
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