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265/35/18 and 295/30/18 on Fiske Mach V

Hi,

I need to order tires for my new used rims. They are 18x8.5 front and 18x11 rear. Fiske made these for the 930 (using stock spacers in the rear). As far as offsets, here is what the seller told me:

"The front wheels are 9 5/8 total width with 5 3/4 back spacing. So If you measure 3 7/8 from the face of the wheel hub out to the fender, that is where the outer rim will be.

The rear wheels are 12 total width with 7 3/4 backspacing. Measure 4 1/4 to the fender and that is where your rear rim would be.


So Id like to get 265/35/18 and 295/30/18. My question is will the 265 fit out front on my Euro spec lowered M491 Turbo look Turbo?

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Paging Paul to the pimp-phone! Paulito, are you reading this? It looks like some more peeps are joining your "rollin' on dope 18s" club!!!!
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Paulito has nooooooooo commento to Mr. "Bodywork Is a 100% Deabreaker" / Mr. Calls Me Onnnnly When He Needs Something Otherwise Incommunicatto.

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I think I had 255's at one time on 15's and that worked, but I don't think 265's on 18's would. I have 235's on 17's now and they rub at full rotation even though my fenders are rolled.
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Thanks all. Being new here, I’ll take all conversation with gratitude.

According to my long loved old school Miata Calculator:

Tire size calculator

Tire Size Comparison
Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
225/50-16 4.4in 12.4in 24.9in 78.1in 811 0.0%
265/35-18 3.7in 12.7in 25.3in 79.5in 797 1.8%


So they are an 1 1/2 wider than stock and 1/2 inchish taller. Seems like there is still plenty of room inside an unrolled front fender by my crude measurements. The front rims were built to bolt up directly to a 930 hub w/o spacers. Anyone have failure or success with this kind of setup?

Thanks, Ed
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Edweirdo-

you realize you balked @ my 255's due to having to roll the fenders right?

you realize I pitched the 30 rear profiles and 35 fronts b/c they looked stoopid right??

you realize your first, middle, and last names are STANLEY (tools) right???

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You can run a 265/35/18 but two things you need to keep in mind:

1) Ride height - you will need to make sure your front fenders are rolled as a low ride height and taller tire on the 265/35 aspect ratio is tall.

2) Offset - you will be okay on the offset but you will DEFINITELY have turn-in issues with a 265 tire. You won't be able to get full lock to lock steering with a tire like that.

Personally speaking - 265 tire is too wide of a tire for an 8.5" wheel. I run 9" fronts on both sets of my wheels; one set runs a 255/35 and the other runs a 245/35 tire. 8.5" with a 245 tire will stand almost straight up; 255 will look wide and a 265 will look buldged on the lip. You really need a 9.5" wheel to run a 265 tire.

For your wheel size I would recommend you consider a 245/35 and a 315/30 if you're on a 8.5" and 11" wheel by Fikse.

I can show you pictures if you want as I run Profil 5S's with 18x9 and 18x11's, 245/35 and 315/30.

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This is an 18x11 with a 315/30/18 on it. Notice it's not stretched or bulging? This is a good sizing for the wheel.





I will go take a picture of the 18x9 with a 245/35/18.

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Ronnie... your smileys have been a mixed bag of overuseage... however... that last one makes up for ALL OF IT... hahahahahaa. Smileys / mooneys = teh ghey... but bird flippage .gifs and a pee-made happy face FTMFW! Awesome.
I'm glad you approve - I thought it was a knee slapper, too! But I'm a bit confused, Paul (nothing new there, right?) . . . if the "smileys/mooneys" are "teh ghey" (whaterver the F "teh" is supposed to mean ) then how could you NOT like those, given yer oh-so-obvious persuasion?

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Chris, are the wheels in the pick-up pictured above going on an Escalade?
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Here's more:

The Toyo's do not have a rim protector molded into the sidewall so the look more narrow for their sizing; the Michelin PS2's look wider due to the rim protector.

255/35/18 on a 18x9:






245/35/18 on a 18x9:






315/30/18 on a 18x11:






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Chris, are the wheels in the pick-up pictured above going on an Escalade?
LOL! no sir they are not. Those are my new wheels. I wanted to have something as an alternate to my ADV's.

The rims are super shiny... I think the camera blew out that a little bit since I took a picture of them at sunset the other day. They do scream bling. Hopefully when mounted they won't be so "in your face"...

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Ok, given that those are your new playa' hoops, and noting some of Paul's cryptic comments above, I think my feeble mind (as Paul has refereed to it) is finaly understanding the "dynamic" going on in this thread! Let's see, Paul thought/hoped that the OP was going to buy his wheels, but he passed and bought your old wheels instead? Ha! I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes (or maybe John Holmes) over here! But uhhhhhhh, maybe not since you said "alternate" to your ADVs.

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Paul - xoxo

Chris - Thanks for the pics and tutelage. I’m now thinking 255 (or 245 if I have to)/35/18 front and 315/30/18 rears. I want to get the R888. I can deal with the 100 tire wear. My brother in law has them on his 458 (which is a nuts dream car) and they are really nice. I think they will fit the personality of my 911 TLT (Turbo Look Turbo) most sweetly.

Any thoughts/warnings? I like tire rack’s return policy if they don’t fit, but I’d like to avoid all of the guess work and hassle. Too bad I don’t know anyone near Windsor CT.

Thanks, Ed
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Those 5S’s look terrific. Love them.

Regarding rim width v. tire width, I actually want the muffin top (tires bulging out, well, 80’s style). I just love the aesthetic of a low/not slammed 930 with it’s fenders stuffed with rubber. Maybe it isn’t the best for the track or figure 8, but mine’s a cab and won’t see more than weekend romping and childish behavior to show my sons how not to act when they’re my age….

Thanks, Ed
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Ok, given that those are your new playa' hoops, and noting some of Paul's cryptic comments above, I think my feeble mind (as Paul has refereed to it) is finaly understanding the "dynamic" going on in this thread! Let's see, Paul thought/hoped that the OP was going to buy his wheels, but he passed and bought your old wheels instead? Ha! I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes (or maybe John Holmes) over here! But uhhhhhhh, maybe not since you said "alternate" to your ADVs.
Ding!

Sadly I like to change things up way too much (serious detriment to my pocketbook) - so I decided to pick up the Fikse's so I can swap them whenever I get tired of a look. That's why i went with a completely different look/finish from my ADV.1's

Actually - I had mentioned to Paul a while back that I would be interested in his FM5's if he ever wanted to sell them as they are some of my favorite wheels out there.

My wife likes purses/shoes - I like wheels for my cars lol!

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Paul - xoxo

Chris - Thanks for the pics and tutelage. Im now thinking 255 (or 245 if I have to)/35/18 front and 315/30/18 rears. I want to get the R888. I can deal with the 100 tire wear. My brother in law has them on his 458 (which is a nuts dream car) and they are really nice. I think they will fit the personality of my 911 TLT (Turbo Look Turbo) most sweetly.

Any thoughts/warnings? I like tire racks return policy if they dont fit, but Id like to avoid all of the guess work and hassle. Too bad I dont know anyone near Windsor CT.

Thanks, Ed
the 255/315 combo is what I have on the black faced wheels. This combo works/looks great - Just be aware you will likely have some limited lock to lock turning as they will rub inboard towards the back area of the wheel well. It's not a big deal for a non-track car; just be aware.

One way to fix that would be to run a de-cambered ball joint to widen your track and then dial in some extra camber with narrow plates up top. You won't get rid of all the wheel lock rubbing, but you will minimize it.

It really doesn't bother me unless I am trying to negotiate my parking garage at work which requires some sharp turns.

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Thanks Chris,

I’m, ordering 1 315 and 1 255 and will test fit them on the car. If they are suitable, I’ll get the other side. Tirereack recommended doing it this way. It just simplifies the fitment and (if needed) exchange process. These tires are going to be sick!

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