I wanted to keep the speedo as close as possible. Running the 265 on an 18x9 wheel keeps everything lined up. Ultimately the question is, is there an offset that works given the wider tire.I'm running 245/40/18 on a 8" wide wheel with an offset of 50.
I have not had any problems with my setup. I'd have no clue if a 265 tire that is 20mm wider (almost an inch) will fit and not rub on the suspension parts. Without measuring anything, I'd be a little frightened to try something that wide.[/b]
At that size, no one is going to be able to TELL (look up) if they'll fit (especially 18x9) and not eventually destroy your wheel bearings. If you're convinced you have to go with +1" in width (read below otherwise), the only way to be relatively certain your okay is with a test fitting. That requires a decent local wheel shop --- by that I mean knowledgeable and skilled, something that we don't have at ALL in my area. A good shop won't snow you -- Town Fair Tire (northeast stores) will put whatever you ask them for and tell you it's great without a second thought.The stock 235's are useless with the V6 power, I want to put 265/40R18's on new 18" wheels. Does anyone know if they will fit given the proper offset in the wheel?[/b]
Agreed, I was shocked at how poor these Michelin’s have performed in basic driving compared to other stock tires I’ve had. They are quite terrible thus far in winter.QUOTE (09SilverSGT6 @ Feb 23 2010, 01:02 PM)
OE tires are pretty much garbage (I can't speak for the 18s, but the 17s are ridiculous).