Originally Posted by CorneliusRox
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".
Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets - Wheel-Size.com
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