Stevem45 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:51 pmMy m45 came to me with aftermarket 20” wheels. The fronts are about 9” and the rear are about 10.5”. These are measured with a tape measure through the wheel, so not exact. I deducted 1/2 inch from the tape reading to make up for the outside measurement. I don’t know what the offset is.
The front (9”) wheels have 225/35, and the rear (10.5”) have 275/35. The rear barely fit inside the wheel well, and the front 225s stretch dangerously to fit the wheel.
Is anyone else running a similar setup, and if so, what tire sizes are working for you? I’m not a real fan of two different sizes, but I really don’t want to shell out the cash for new wheels either.
lol I was going to say the same thing but thought it looked like winter snowstorm stuff so I figured right after a wash it would be just as dirty from weather
Typically you would see small width tires that are stretched like that for drift use, especially with the super low profile like that, so the sidewall doesnt flex when you are taking turns really hard. Though only a couple people in the world probably have such a use on these cars (Chris Forsberg being the only one I know for sure). And to stretch up front and not in rears? IDK, I could kinda sorta imagine that maybe they were trying to get better MPG by having less tire on the road so less resistance? Defeats the purpose IMO by having rears as 275's though. Also defeats the purpose having 20"ers on the car. Adding a couple extra pounds per rim from the larger size drops you at least 1mpg just right there. its also kinda dangerous to have that small of tires on the front because the weight rating isnt enough for this car.
Actually, that is just after a wash. It got that dirty from a day of driving before the tire change at 6pm that night.