Originally Posted by evo8owner89
Let me just start by saying that I took the time and looked and couldn't find the answer to my question before posting this, so if it was already answered then I apologize. I have a 2003 Evo 8 and I was thinking about swapping out the stock wheels with some 18x8.5 rims with 255/40R18 tires and I was wondering if anyone knows if I'll have any clearance issues. I looked up the O.D. on the 235/45R17 and on the 255/40R18 and if I remember correctly it's about 1"-1.5" bigger. If anyone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it and thanks for your time.
This fitment is a little aggressive and you may run into slight rubbing. When compared to the factory 235/45-17's, the 255/40-18 is about .75" taller in overall diameter. What is the offset on the new wheels you were considering? Our guide indicates that on an 8.5" wide wheel, the offset range should be anywhere from +33mm to +49mm.