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Old 10-04-14, 06:50 PM   #301
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OK, I am thinking of going a different direction. Going for a bit more rubber, will the bigger wheels cause rubbing and will the 245 front tire be too small for a 9"rim?

Front:
9" x 18", +33
245/45-18
So the wheels will have 25mm closer to the fender, tires will be 0.96" bigger in diameter and gains 12.25mm in ride height.
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Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 0.7mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 24.7mm more than before.

Rear:
9" x 18", +25
275/40-18
So the wheels will have 32.7mm closer to the fender, tires will be 0.94" bigger in diameter and gains 12mm in ride height.
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Compared to existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 7.3mm further away from the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 32.7mm more than before.
...just saw this, so thought i would pass it on....if you look at the thread titled "total colour change of my sc430", in his post he mentions having 18x9.5 w/25 offset on the rear. Looking at the pic of his car, I'm almost sure that he has a 40 series tire on the rear. This should at least give you a visual of what it may look like
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Old 10-11-14, 07:40 AM   #302
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My 2009 SC 430 came with a set of 17 inch snow tires - when i accelerate or corner aggressively it feels like the tires will come off the rims - anyone else have this problem

i also have a set of 18inch snows that are fine.
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