BIG QUESTION...TIRES/WHEELS...NEED HELP?
Ladies and Gents,
Here'* my question/problem. I recently purchased new 18" Eco Mia Chrome Rims to upgrade my 01 SSEi. I'm looking for tires. I really want the 255/45/ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/*. However, the minimum rim width recommended by the tire manufacturer is 8" and my new rims are 18 X 7.5 in. I know BMW did a simliar thing by putting 8" minimum recommended tires on a 7.5 in rim with their M3 in 95 and 96.
The guys at the tire place tell me they'll mount fine and that I'll just have a slight overhang (1/4 in) on each side but that it won't ride worse, handle worse, or affect the tread life. What do you guys think? Please let me know.