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Which one would give you the most miles for the dollar?
 

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I have the Toyo Pz4's on my car and I love them. The reason why I went with them over the YOKO's Parada's are because of the tread count. Toyo's have a 300 tread count(TC) whereas, the Yoko's only have 150TC which means that the toyo's will last 4 seasons, whereas the Yoko's will probably last half as long. (Seasons meaning from MAY - OCTOBER)

I went with a 225/35/18 and the ride is a bit hard. The tires are also very small meaning that now I have a lot of pot hole digs.
If I was to do it again I would probably go with a 225/40/18 for a little better ride comfort and to save my rims from the pot holes.

BUT then again I am lowering my car 2 inches so the smaller tires will mean less rubbing against the fender.

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I have the Toyo FZ4s on my car they are 215/35/18 iv only had them for like 4 months and there pretty good. Could do better in the rain but great on the dry pavement.
ohyeah i dont thik u would want to put 215/40s on your rims when lowered 2in that would rub soooo bad. I have the 215/35 lowered 2in and it rubs sometimes.
 

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i have perelli p7000 supersports 225/40/18 and i think they are the best. great in any weather and they have a great ride. i have had them on since november and the tread still looks new.
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Running Toyo FZ4 225/40/18
No rubbing - lowered 2"
Pics to prove it.
The thing to avoid rubbing is to have the correct offset wheel.
35 look cool, but ride harsher, and are suscept to rim damage.
I enjoy near OEM ride quality, yet improved perfomance!
In fact, one more reason I prefer driving my coupe
 

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Yokahama Parada's 18's 225/40. No problems or complaints as of yet. Nice looking tread on it as well.
 

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18x7.5" rims w/a +42 offset, Yokohama Parada 215/40/ZR18 tires. The car is dropped 2" on GC and has a camber kit that brings the front to -1 degree. No rubbing unless the wheel is turned of course.
 

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Bread said:
18x7.5" rims w/a +42 offset, Yokohama Parada 215/40/ZR18 tires. The car is dropped 2" on GC and has a camber kit that brings the front to -1 degree. No rubbing unless the wheel is turned of course.
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Running Toyo FZ4 225/40/18
No rubbing - lowered 2"
Pics to prove it.
The thing to avoid rubbing is to have the correct offset wheel.
35 look cool, but ride harsher, and are suscept to rim damage.
I enjoy near OEM ride quality, yet improved perfomance!
In fact, one more reason I prefer driving my coupe


I can't figure out how you guys did this. My GC's with Koni's rub on the rear right side when making shape turns and sometimes at very high speeds (100MPH) you can hear it over bumps.

How do you guys have your koni's set?
Mine are set Half turn to hard to prevent the bounce, But do you guys thing that the weight of my system is making it do that. I have been looking for a shop to roll back the fenders, but here there are not too many.

Thanks for your help,
Mark
 

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I can't figure out how you guys did this. My GC's with Koni's rub on the rear right side when making shape turns and sometimes at very high speeds (100MPH) you can hear it over bumps.

How do you guys have your koni's set?
Mine are set Half turn to hard to prevent the bounce, But do you guys thing that the weight of my system is making it do that. I have been looking for a shop to roll back the fenders, but here there are not too many.

Thanks for your help,
Mark


I have my Koni's set all the way soft. The perch height doesn't matter because the GC determine the height. It's the wheel offset and tire size that make the difference. You simply must have a +42 or greater. Once you have this minimum offset, you need to get 215 tire to prevent rubbing. Some people run 225 and have rubbing problems. Also, keep in mind that if you have wider rims then you need a higher offset to compensate. Example: a 7" wide rim with +42 offset will probably fit, but if you mount a 8" rim with the same +42 offset it will probably rub. Offset is measured from the wheel hub, so you need to compensate for extra width. Generally you will have to buy expensive Imported rims to get a 8" rim to fit. My rims are actually 7.5" wide with a +42 offset and 215/40/ZR18 tires. Ask anybody that's seen them, you can't get any closer to the fender without rubbing. Only a car key fits between my rear tire and the fender. It tucks behind the fender when going over bumps, but the space between the outside of the rim and the inside of the fender is too small to get my finger in there. I should post a pic, but I dont' know how.
 

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http://www.legendarylegendz.com/jasmyn_03.html

here's a close up of mine...no rubbing, high speed or not, I can do donuts all day if I wanted, no rubbing on 225/40's...Toyo Proxes FZ4....ANd I have a sytem in the trunk...BTW, with 4 passengers, no problems.....as you can see in the pic, they tuck
 

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Fut has an 8.5 inch rim in width with eibach springs and koni shocks 225/40/18 and his doesnt rub or scratch...why is that?
 

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Fut has an 8.5 inch rim in width with eibach springs and koni shocks 225/40/18 and his doesnt rub or scratch...why is that?
he's either got a high offset rim, or rolled fenders, or some serious negative camber to go with it all:D
 

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eurovargas said:
Fut has an 8.5 inch rim in width with eibach springs and koni shocks 225/40/18 and his doesnt rub or scratch...why is that?
High offset rims. probably +52 like the ones you can get of Rays website. Japanese rims.
 

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Do you have a side picture of Bread's car? I want to see how those rims look on that sedan.
 
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