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Old 04-17-14, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am in need of tires, and my 1999 SC300 was a paperweight this winter...almost immobile. It currently has 235/50R/18 tires on it. The rims are 2010-2011 Lexus SC430 18" 74227.

http://www.allfactorywheels.com/prod...%22-74227.html

Can I go down to a 225 tire on this rim? Should I? I'd like to get a higher end all-season tire to avoid switching out every winter. I figured if I drop to 225 I could buy a better tire with the money I have.

Just wondering if anyone had thoughts. Thank you.
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50 profile is a bit tall. I would keep the same width, but drop down to a 45 series profile, such as 225/45, which should have plenty of higher end all seasons
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Thanks, Jadu...I really appreciate your input.

I was seriously thinking about even dropping to a 17" rim, and selling these 18"s. I'm a 5 spoke guy, and these 10 spokes are nice rims, but I think someone else may like them better than me.
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What tires did you have? How much tread was remaining?
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