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Old 02-05-14, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default ES300h installing ISFsport 18" rims

I recently acquired a set of IS F Sport Rims (18x8, 18x8.5) and want to put them on my ES300h. How do I figure out what tires to use to maintain the front diameter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-06-14, 05:30 AM   #2
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I thought ISF's came with 19" rims.

Are you trying to maintain the same diameter as the stock setup?

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Old 02-06-14, 10:29 AM   #3
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If they are 18". 225/45/18. If they are 19" 225/40/19.
If you want a little more meat in the rear and since the wheels are staggered, you could do a 235 in the back.
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Old 02-07-14, 08:21 AM   #4
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Here is a handy calculator.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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The F-Sport rims are 18 inch. But running a staggered setup on a FWD car doesn't really cut it. But since you already purchased, I would run 225/45R18 up front and 235/45R18 rear.
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That calculator is really handy. Thanks. Yes. I am trying to maintain the same diameter up front while maintaining a subtle stagger out back. I settled on a 235/45/18 up front and a 255/45/18 out back. Now if only Coscto will mount them.
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Posts pics when you are done.
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BTW The FWD Impala SS (5.3 V8) ran equal size tires F/R but the platform cousin Grand Prix GTP had a staggered fitment...with the larger in the front!
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Old 02-19-14, 09:43 AM   #9
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Found this Calculator on a Tacoma site and wanted to share it with you all.

http://www.rimsntires.com/tireplussi...biddiameter=17
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Old 02-20-14, 03:47 PM   #10
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Thanks all. I went with a 235/45/18 front (same diameter as stock 215/55/17) and 255/45/18 rears, just a 19mm larger diameter rear, but an inch wider. Got my F Sport badges on my fenders and I'm good to go. Maybe now Lexus will put out an ES F Sport.

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Old 02-20-14, 04:18 PM   #11
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Please post pics!
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That looks great! I might just have to get me some of those. Can anybody do a photoshop of his car with it in matador red instead?
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How's the ride compared to the stock wheels and tires?
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How's the ride compared to the stock wheels and tires?
And the MPG change
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Old 03-03-14, 03:22 PM   #15
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The ride compared to stock is excellent. Better road feel and not to much "buick" release in the wheel, The MPG change, however has been three miles. Exactly. I was getting 36.x (low) with the stick tires and 33.x (low) with the wider tires. Now if I can only get the other drivers of the car to stop hitting curbs. The wheels need to be touched up with paint shop quality paint.

Highly worth it, never got a second look with the stockers. Novw everywhere I go, I get compliments.

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