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Old 20-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default What size tyres for Escos with 18*9 wheels?

In ET20 ish. Been offered some MOs and another set of wheels with no tyres, just wondering what size rubber to drop on them?

Was thinking 235/40/18, but can 245/40/18 fit ok?

I've got coilovers so can raise or lower the ride height, and spring / damper clearance I guess should be ok. Standard arches and arch liners that I don't want to bugger about with.

On the 9" wide 18s I run on the Evo, I normally use 245/40s, as they give a nice 90 degree angle to the tyres. Not a fan of stretching, or the polar opposite buldging either

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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I run with 225/35 18, fits perfect.
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i've got 235/40s on 9" comps they don't look stretched it looks ok
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I like the look of 245s on 9s, and no clearance issues on escos as you can get a 255 with out catching the arches
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255's on mine. No clearance issues.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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I run with 225/35 18, fits perfect.
225 on a 9" rim? I'm not fancying the Euro look That must be stretched a tad?

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i've got 235/40s on 9" comps they don't look stretched it looks ok
I had 235s on a one of my Evo sets of 9" wheels, did look ok. Border line narrow.

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I like the look of 245s on 9s, and no clearance issues on escos as you can get a 255 with out catching the arches
Another set of 9" Evo wheels I have has 245 Pirellies, they look spot on to me. Have gone for 255 Dunlops for the Escort though, so glad you say they'll fit, cheers Jimbo

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255's on mine. No clearance issues.
Thanks for the confirmation, 255s that are on the wheels will be going on the car, pics to follow soon
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Any pics of 255,s on a 9 inch MO. I have 235 / 40 x18 on the front and 265 /35 x 18 on the rear. I would like to go for 255 all round. would like to see some pics.
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Any pics of 255,s on a 9 inch MO. I have 235 / 40 x18 on the front and 265 /35 x 18 on the rear. I would like to go for 255 all round. would like to see some pics.

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I would say 235/35 or 245/35 would be best
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