You're not the first person I've heard say that, but the 245/40 is only barely .40 inches wider in each direction over the stock 225's, it's hard for me to believe that the tolerances are that narrow and it's obviously a shorter tire so there is no chance of it rubbing that wayI have 235/40R18. I believe its the maximum width unless you get spacers. 245 may have some rubbing issues with full lock.
I also am wondering this. I saw a guy on facebook get some new wheels and they were 245 and they are exactly what my girlfriend is looking for in wheels. Same design, black, and 18s and they are $119 a wheel! Can't really beat it. With that said one person said they might not fit. Now I have not a clue about wheels and tires. And nor do I really care about upgrading my own set, so if spacers are needed then that shouldn't be much of a problem. It would make the car look better anyways with them, and they are not that much from deyeme Only thing is I don't know the correct size spacers, or if that's all that's needed. I'm interested on what results come up on this so I can educate my self and make sure she doesn't order something that does not fit.Has anybody run 245/40r17 ? I dint see any reason they wouldn't fit but that's why I'm asking for another set of eyes on this one, and I won't dare ask about tire preference it's just not worth it
Ok thanks for the tip go figure there only 7.5 lol oh wellYou need a minimum of an 8" wide rim for a 245/40 tire. With low profile tires it is very important to adhere to the min rim width specs for the tire. Because of the short side wall the bead won't seat on the rim if it's too narrow.