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      Anyone running 225/50R18? Do they rub?

      Hey all,

      I just ordered a set of Winter tires (Continental VikingContact 7) in 225/50R18 for my S90 T6 Momentum Plus.

      They seemed like a good narrower substitute for the stock 245/45R18, because narrower is better for winter tires.

      The customer service rep from Tire Rack just emailed me asking me to confirm that I really wanted that tire size, as they had no data on whether or not it would properly fit. I guess their concern is that since it has a 0.7% larger rolling diameter, it might rub?

      I'd appreciate any input regarding experiences with this tire size!

      Thanks,
      Matt

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      Actually,

      I see that one of the factory tire sizes offered with the S90 is 255/40R19. It has even higher rolling radius than 225/50R18, and is much wider to boot.

      Am I safe to assume that since the 255/40R19's fit, the 225/50R18's will as well?

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      Quote Originally Posted by mattlach View Post
      Hey all,

      I just ordered a set of Winter tires (Continental VikingContact 7) in 225/50R18 for my S90 T6 Momentum Plus.

      They seemed like a good narrower substitute for the stock 245/45R18, because narrower is better for winter tires.

      The customer service rep from Tire Rack just emailed me asking me to confirm that I really wanted that tire size, as they had no data on whether or not it would properly fit. I guess their concern is that since it has a 0.7% larger rolling diameter, it might rub?

      I'd appreciate any input regarding experiences with this tire size!

      Thanks,
      Matt
      finally another member going my route...18s.
      which rims?

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      Quote Originally Posted by BusteRT6 View Post
      finally another member going my route...18s.
      which rims?

      I'm using the wheels the car came with:

      wheel-sml.jpg

      I am putting my winters on these, and then deciding what to do about my summers come spring.

      I might wind up with a set of 19" BBS or something with 255/40R19's. Or I may stay with 18". Not sure yet.

      I don't want to go so large that I am bending rims and popping tires all the time, but I think 19" still leaves enough rubber between the road and the rim that they will be fine.

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