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I'm about to purchase some new rims (Konig) for my Veloster Turbo but I want to make sure I get the right ones and the right size.

I'm going to stick with 18" but when I go to purchase these rims it says (18" x 8" )...

I'm not really sure what the Veloster Turbo rim size is. I know it's 18" but I think the exact size is 18" x 7.5?

Pretty much all I'm wondering...will 18" x 8" fit my Veloster Turbo? or do I have to get bigger tires too?


Oh and I don't think these come with TPMS sensors, so if you guys know any sites that have cheap TPMS sensors...let me know!

Thanks!
 

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I understand from other threads on here that 18x7.5 is stock size but that the stock tire will stretch onto an 18x8 without issue but nothing wider. If you are ordering the rims to have the tires swapped/mounted locally, check with your installer to determine if they charge less for the modules than the place you are ordering from.
 

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Found this: looks promising up to 8.75 on stock rubber .. dunno if the source is reliable though....civic lol. Stretched Tire Fittings
DO NOT GO BY THAT GUIDE.

Tire manufactures rate their tires. According to Michelin, 215/40R18 fits between a 7" - 8.5" and I am sure that goes for all 215/40R18.

Guys, be smart. If you are wondering if a tire fits on a rim, look at the tires manufacture catalog. every tire has a fitment guide. There isn't "mildly stretch" or "overly stretched" like the link Dcannon203 says. It is either "it fits" or "it doesn't fit". Be safe guys. People tires can blow up and fail. And by looking at the tire manufactures catalog and making sure if the tire fits on the rim or not is the only safe way from not putting yourself and others in disasters way.

Ask me, I am tire expert. I will be glad to help you guys out. :smile:
 

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I bought new Advanti 18x8 wheels with Blizzak winter tires, no problems. In fact, the 18x8 look very nice. I have not had any problems since my install back in early December. The wheels also extended very nicely to the quarter panel wheel arches. It's a good look for the wheels.
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Exactly what MyDianaZ06 said.

The specs for the Kumho Sols KH25 allow for a wheel width range of 7.0"-8.5". All tires are different; some 215/40R18 tires might by fine stretched onto a 8.75" wide wheel (I doubt it though), but not these. Stretching a tire beyond manufacturer specs not only looks stupid it's incredibly dangerous!
 

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Why not just go with a wider tire? Wider is better and you'll get a little more protection for the outside of your wheel..

I don't understand why people would be so keen on keeping the stock tire width unless you really just don't want to fork out extra money for better, quality tires.....
 

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Why not just go with a wider tire? Wider is better and you'll get a little more protection for the outside of your wheel..

I don't understand why people would be so keen on keeping the stock tire width unless you really just don't want to fork out extra money for better, quality tires.....
We are not keen on keeping stock, we are keen on installing the correct tires on rims.

let me break this down so you can understand. It is confusing if your not use to this.

Every size tire has a rim width range.

So look at it from a tire perspective, a 215/40R18 fits on rims width ranged from 7" to as wide as 8.5". So you can fit a 215/40R18 tire on either a 18x7 to a 18X8.5 and everything in between. Basically do not try to fit a 215/40R18 tire on a a 18x6.5 or 18x9.

Looking at it on a rim perspective, if you have a 18X7.5 you can only fit a certain amount of tires on it. Whatever tire you want, weather it'd be a 215/40R18 or a 235/40R18, look at the manufacture catalog for that particular tire and size and make sure it will handle a 18x7.5 (or whatever rim you size rim you want).

Also, wider isn't always better. The wider tire you want can rub and you don't want that.

I need to make a thread about tires and rims like I did about TPMS.
 

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LOL, i guess ill stick to audio since thats something you wont be able to correct me on, even though i clearly stated that i did not trust the source and was only posting it as information to be debated.
 

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LOL, i guess ill stick to audio since thats something you wont be able to correct me on, even though i clearly stated that i did not trust the source and was only posting it as information to be debated.
Hey man sorry if you took it that way. I totally didn't mean to make you feel offended. =) I should have clarified before. I never saw that info in that link you posted. It is good to know that there is something like that out there. That is horrible info and I am glad you found that. Now people who see that and come here well know not to go by that. SO allow me to thank you for your research :smile:

BTW I am an audio head too. So I might be able to correct you on some stuff XD besides if you can correct me please do so or else how will I (or anybody else for that matter) learn. Audio electronics is awesome. I am going to have THE loudest bass ever in a VY at the greatest value. That is right everybody I said it! lol

Actually electricity totally fascinates me. Maybe that is a big reason I am in the HVAC industry =D

Did a write up last night =D
http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/veloster-wheels-tires/1733-answering-questions-about-tire-rim-size-guide.html#post21186
 

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I posted this thread and totally forgot about it (posted it at a busy time) but I wanted to thank everyone for there answers! I will definitely buy those rims now!
 

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Hey guys, im new to this page.
Just wanted some info about the wheels and tires.
Im trying to get a 19 inch rim with 225/35R/19 or whichever you guys think will go with a stock suspension.
Ive been having a hard time which to get. Im trying to fill the gap and give it a nice look to it.
It would be awesome if you guys can help out! :)


And also i have a marathon blue color, i was thinking of getting white rims to pop.

Your opinion would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Welcome!

Need to know what suspension will be on the car? Also you could get larger tires to close the gap, larger wheels, lower the car, some or all the above.
 

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Welcome!

Need to know what suspension will be on the car? Also you could get larger tires to close the gap, larger wheels, lower the car, some or all the above.
Its stock suspension, i was thinking to get bigger tires and wheels to cover the gap. I want to lower it, but the road conditions here won’t let me 😕.
 

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You want a 255/35R18 or 245/40R18. Stock wheel is fine. If aftermarket then keep wheel specs same or close with these size tires or you'll need to go with a smaller size tire.
 
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