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      10-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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winter tires on oem 18s question

Is anyone running 235 front 245 rear on the oem 18s for winter? I have Dunlop wintersport 3d in that size. Anyone have a photo of a 245 tire on the rear wheel - I know it can fit but I'm wondering how stretched it is.

Any comments on feel/performance with this setup?
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      10-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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I am running 245/40 all around on my OEM 18s. It's a little stretched but works great. Pics below





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yeah, looks fine actually. thanks!
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Thanks!
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^what do you mean by "Stretched"?
I'll be wearing a 245 square set up this winter too. Also what PSI are you using?
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Stretched meaning a 245 width tire on a 9.5" wide wheel, which is the outer limit of the tolerance of a 245 (but still within tire spec for my Nokians.) 245 is the stock width of OEM tires on OEM wheels, which are 8.5" wide.

Can't remember exact pressures but around 35/37.
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Is it already snowing where you are? Or was that last year?
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i am probably going with the same setup for this winter, 245 all around
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