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      10-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Will my Winter 245/40/18 tires fit APEX ARC-8 18x10 ET25

Hi Folks - I have a problem. I recently got the StopTech Trophy 380 BBK installed and it clears my ARC-8 18x10 ET25 rim absolutely fine. The problem is I also have a set of VMR V710 18x9.5 ET22 Square winter setup which it doesn't clear.

If I install my winter tires 245/40/18 (SQUARE Setup) onto my 18x10 ARCs - will the tires fit or will they be too narrow?

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how about if I order the APEX ARC-8s in 18x9.5 -- those should fit right ..? since my VMR V710s are also 18x9.5 ...
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how about if I order the APEX ARC-8s in 18x9.5 -- those should fit right ..? since my VMR V710s are also 18x9.5 ...
They will be really stretched but may be within spec depending on the tire. I run 245/40 on OEM 18s, but would rather find a narrower rear wheel (like another pair of OEM 18 fronts.)
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hmm maybe I should sell my current wintersetup and get a wider tire/rim combo..
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I have stock 245/40/18 on Apex ARC8 18 x 9.5 and they are within the recommended tire width for the rim width but at the end of the range. Check the specs for your tire at Tire Rack. Probably 245/40/18 on 18 x 10 is not recommended, but kids stretch tires way beyond what is recommended. Of course stretched tires have stiffer sidewalls and that makes snow performance worse. You want some squish. I run 255/40/18 snows on the stock 18 x 9.5 rear wheels -- this size fits OK and works OK.
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I'm planning to get Apex wheels for my winter setup. I think I will try to find 265 winter tires. I guess I should get the 18x9.5 et 22.
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I'm planning to get Apex wheels for my winter setup. I think I will try to find 265 winter tires. I guess I should get the 18x9.5 et 22.
ET35 fits as well with 265 tires but it's more tucked in. If you want the flush look, ET22 is the way to go.
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ET35 fits as well with 265 tires but it's more tucked in. If you want the flush look, ET22 is the way to go.
Ideally, I'd get a set of rims that I can put winter tires on and, if needed, put track tires in the summer. I run a square setup 275/35/18 for the track.

Which 18" APEX rim size should I pick so that I can fit 275 track tires and 265, or even 255, winter tires? Clearly, the smaller the width, the more winter tire option I have.

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The 9.5" ET22 wheel would work better for 255-275 sizes. Ideally you would run 10's for 275's and track use, but 9.5's square would work as well. Many do it, it just gives up a little bit of sidewall support/stiffness.
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The 9.5" ET22 wheel would work better for 255-275 sizes. Ideally you would run 10's for 275's and track use, but 9.5's square would work as well. Many do it, it just gives up a little bit of sidewall support/stiffness.
Great. Thanks. I will probably place an order soon.
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