Do the 225/55/18 rub or have given you any problems? I am looking for extra ground clearance - just a tiny bit, and putting 225/55/18 should give me close to an inch in height.Hi everyone, just asking if someone has gone a little far with the off roady set up.
Thinking about going 215 x 75 but in 15" rims. It´ll gonna be just above the 3% recommendation but actually I replaced the 215x50 R18 stock tires with 225x55 R18 and everythig is going good.
Now dreaming with a long travel in gravel and mud roads (south of Chile...) for 20 days so looking for something more off road.
Hey CVJ, I’ve got a few questions with regards to your coilover setup. Do you have any info with regards to mounting of the rear shocks? Slycooper is trying to piece together a lift kit with spacers. However, can’t seem to find the location of the rear shock mounts. Presumably they’d be inside the car usually in the trunk. Or are they underside mounted? Any info would be great or even info with regards to who did your coilover setup if it wasn’t yourself.Looks great. Funny thing, is that I also live in Victoria, and went the exact opposite, I lowered mine.
(Dont mind the over explaining if you already knew most of it, Im posting it for future reference to people who might have similar questions without knowing how things will work)But are you sure 235/55/18 would fit?
Hi again,(Dont mind the over explaining if you already knew most of it, Im posting it for future reference to people who might have similar questions without knowing how things will work)
On your previous post you mentioned doing 225/55/18 for about an 1" lift but in reality it would get you maybe 1/2" lift under extremely overinflated tires which isnt recommended for other reasons. The sad reality of this type of "lift" is that unless its a substantial vertical change, its almost negligible because tires have a tendency to "squish" or compress enough under the middle point of the wheel where the main weight is applied downward. Similarly getting a wider width tire but keeping stock oem wheel width isnt going to be a direct vertical sidewall height increase but more of a slant measurement (similar to how a 40" tv is not 40" high although this is an extreme example).
Going even further to 235/55/18 (not sure if you meant 225 as previously mentioned in the page before) would push those dimensions even further. You would have to take into account new sidewall height which is about 6mm higher after all calculations from the 225 because the middle value, the 55, is a percentage of the width to calculate sidewall so higher percentage or higher width = "bigger" sidewall (not the same as taller/straight vertical height).
Taking most of the dimensions into consideration you would *MOST LIKELY* be ok with 235/55/18 city driving but hitting bumps(possibly potholes) or maximum wheel turning could make contact unless you crawl through it. When I measured my new 16 wheel specs and the tire size in the first post I came close to contact but was able to clear most extreme tests I ran such as hitting low curbs at certain speeds/ sharp turns over bumps/ driving on sand like an idiot etc. Granted its unlikely that anyone will be doing these things for daily driving, but when you decide to go offroad, in certain conditions, city rules and clearances dont apply. You will almost always make contact if you take it through abusive terrain with 235/55/18.
I honestly have no idea. I wouldn't mind the height increase but I'm not interested in finding out how that big a difference in rolling diameter would screw up my computer and god knows what else. I can almost hear the dealership saying "Well, normally that would be covered under warranty, but...".The 16 in wheels are a better setup than the 18 in, but my wife would kill me if I swap the 18s for 16s. Do you think you could have fitted 215/70/16 in your car?