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Old 08-12-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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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.

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They do it to 4x4 truck tires all the time. You may be suprized how wide of a tire they can fit onto the stock wheel
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That is fine, I wouldn't worry about it at all, we have 10.5" slicks on stock GTP wheels (7 or 7.5" I think), and they work fine, just a bit of overhang.
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Id say run with it
Ive used Michelin Pilot Sport tires on 2 othercars and I love them . good call
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