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G Force Comp C A/S 2, 245 40 18

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Yeah I have the Comp 2 A/S!! Nice. They run wide huh?

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Yeah I have the Comp 2 A/S!! Nice. They run wide huh?

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Yes, love the grip and better ride.

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245 tires on a 7.5" wheels probably not a good choice, just because you can doesn't mean you should.
 

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Probably better than stretching a tire... I want more sidewall with my next tires. Just for daily comfort. The rubber bands on it hurt my back. And they also don't handle that well anyway
 

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Probably better than stretching a tire... I want more sidewall with my next tires. Just for daily comfort. The rubber bands on it hurt my back. And they also don't handle that well anyway
These ride much better than OEM and the grip is great on acceleration and cornering is very sure. Researched size and brands extensively and went with these. Guess I could have gone with 235 or 225, but LOVE the look and feel of these. Checked all clearances and just a bit bigger than the 225s I had on. Still plenty of room all around. But each brand is different so do your research. Blessings, Whiz

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Probably better than stretching a tire... I want more sidewall with my next tires. Just for daily comfort. The rubber bands on it hurt my back. And they also don't handle that well anyway
If I understand Greyhound, the concern is that in tires the numbers are xxx/yy R z where x = width, y = sidewall %, z = diameter. A 245 tire is 9.6" wide compared to 8.5" on the 215 stock (8.9" on 225 if you have that), and the 7.5" wheel might not hold the tire if it gets too wide. That being said, it looks like it fits and probably will be fine (and a good installer wouldn't let you install a tire that doesn't fit anyway).
If all you want is a taller sidewall, go from 215/40 R 18 to something like 225/45. For comparison, 215/40 has a 3.5" sidewall, 225/45 is 4".
 

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If I understand Greyhound, the concern is that in tires the numbers are xxx/yy R z where x = width, y = sidewall %, z = diameter. A 245 tire is 9.6" wide compared to 8.5" on the 215 stock (8.9" on 225 if you have that), and the 7.5" wheel might not hold the tire if it gets too wide. That being said, it looks like it fits and probably will be fine (and a good installer wouldn't let you install a tire that doesn't fit anyway).
If all you want is a taller sidewall, go from 215/40 R 18 to something like 225/45. For comparison, 215/40 has a 3.5" sidewall, 225/45 is 4".
Yes. I actually work at a shop that sells tires. I'm not the tire expert among us though. I'll figure it out. Or I'll buy the stock sized Nitto tires we can order. Had some on our 98 eclipse they were so good.
 

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Yes. I actually work at a shop that sells tires. I'm not the tire expert among us though. I'll figure it out. Or I'll buy the stock sized Nitto tires we can order. Had some on our 98 eclipse they were so good.
Holy crap I didn't even notice that you were on stock wheels. My comp 2 all seasons are big on my 9 wide wheels. You can see in this photo just how much they hang over my daily set.


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If I understand Greyhound, the concern is that in tires the numbers are xxx/yy R z where x = width, y = sidewall %, z = diameter. A 245 tire is 9.6" wide compared to 8.5" on the 215 stock (8.9" on 225 if you have that), and the 7.5" wheel might not hold the tire if it gets too wide. That being said, it looks like it fits and probably will be fine (and a good installer wouldn't let you install a tire that doesn't fit anyway).
If all you want is a taller sidewall, go from 215/40 R 18 to something like 225/45. For comparison, 215/40 has a 3.5" sidewall, 225/45 is 4".
The sidewall, tire construction, psi, and wheel it's on will all play into the comfort and grip of the tire. His were setup for more comfort while retaining the oem wheel. Grip, handling, mpg, and overall tire service life should be improved as well.

Generally it's good practice to not have a wheel less than 80-85% of the tire width. But you can get away with it in some cases.

The min wheel width for this tire recommended by the manufacturer is 8" fyi. So yes, the oem wheel falls just a little shy. However, by being a little narrow it actually improves the ride comfort of the tire some.
 

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Holy crap I didn't even notice that you were on stock wheels. My comp 2 all seasons are big on my 9 wide wheels. You can see in this photo just how much they hang over my daily set.


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Like I said, we tested them for fit and they don't hang over that much. Some tire guides say yes, some say no. BMW does this all the time with their tire set ups. It I feel that it is unsafe, will change. For now, have tested some spirited driving and no issues, only great grip and handling. Thanks for all the concern, I appreciate it. I don't take it lightly. Blessings, Whiz

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Like I said, we tested them for fit and they don't hang over that much. Some tire guides say yes, some say no. BMW does this all the time with their tire set ups. It I feel that it is unsafe, will change. For now, have tested some spirited driving and no issues, only great grip and handling. Thanks for all the concern, I appreciate it. I don't take it lightly. Blessings, Whiz

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Also did lots of testing on psi. Started at 35 did a full day test at each psi. Moved to 30 then settled on 28. Bit rough at 35, Better at 30. But 28 has best ride plus tire is almost full on tread, so this pulls well and will last longer. MPG is around 35 but probably a few miles more due to size difference. Can't be upset about that! Blessings, Whiz

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