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Old 02-04-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Largest front tires on stock '12 V6 18" wheels?

My work just did some tire testing and they have a surplus right now. Basically I can get a set of brand new 265/35-18 summer performance tires for $100.

I don't want to buy new wheels right now though...

I know these would fit with the correct offset, but I'm wondering if I'll need anything special to make them fit?


I feel like this would be a common question, but I couldn't find anything using search. Sorry in advance!
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The widest you can cram on the stock 11-14 18x8s is 255/45r18. The tires you listed need at a minimum a 9" wide wheel. Even if we had a 9" wheel stock I'd still say steer clear. They are 2" shorter than the stock 235/50s that come on the 18" wheels.

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The widest you can cram on the stock 11-14 18x8s is 255/45r18. The tires you listed need at a minimum a 9" wide wheel. Even if we had a 9" wheel stock I'd still say steer clear. They are 2" shorter than the stock 235/50s that come on the 18" wheels.
That's good to know. Now, if I decided to buy some wheels to match these (say 18x10's), would the 265's fit with the correct offset?
Any recommendations on offset?
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I myself would not run a tire that is 2 inches shorter, you would need a tune to correct the speedo or be driving with it over 7% off.
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My work just did some tire testing and they have a surplus right now. Basically I can get a set of brand new 265/35-18 summer performance tires for $100.

I don't want to buy new wheels right now though...

I know these would fit with the correct offset, but I'm wondering if I'll need anything special to make them fit?


I feel like this would be a common question, but I couldn't find anything using search. Sorry in advance!
We have 14 V6 and we run 255/45-18's with the Bullitt 18x9 deep dish. Works fine with no rub anywhere anytime. Got a hold of AM before we ordered this set up and they gave us the straight dope on how wide we could go with what wheel and tire. I'm sure Alex or anyone at AM would be happy to help you.
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My work just did some tire testing and they have a surplus right now. Basically I can get a set of brand new 265/35-18 summer performance tires for $100.

I don't want to buy new wheels right now though...

I know these would fit with the correct offset, but I'm wondering if I'll need anything special to make them fit?


I feel like this would be a common question, but I couldn't find anything using search. Sorry in advance!
It is, generally speaking, a common question as to what would fit and how. However, yours is somewhat complicated since it's asking about a tire size that is 2" smaller in diameter than your stock tires and you may or may not know the total ramifications. As Siber pointed out.
Now a more appropriate size in a 265 would be a 265/45R18 with the tire mfrs wheel width, which is probably like 9" or 9.5".
Are you talking a set of 4 tires?
More than likely your stock wheels have a 48mm offset in which case your new wheels would likely want to be somewhat less like +33mm offset. That's approx. based on some standards shown in this "Rim & Tire Size Calculator".
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