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    Default Quick question about tyre widths.

    I've bought some 18"x8" Alloys on Fleabay.

    At the moment they've got 2x 245/45/18 and 2x 255/45/18

    I see from tyre calculators that with 245's the smallest rim you should put them on is 8" but with 255's you shouldn't put them on a wheel smaller than 8.5".

    Will this have a detrimental afftect on the tyres/rims/my car's ability to stay out of ditches, or should I swap them for 225(or 235)/40/18's as soon as I can?

    Only reason I ask is the tyres are pirellis and they got a good bit of tread left on them each.

    Thanks in advance!

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    You should be ok with them on, just change to a better size once they have been used. 10mm on the width isnt goin to make much if any noticable difference anyway.

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    yeah what I figured really. just making sure there wasnt one of those insider secrets

    I'll stick the 245's on the front so they dont affect my speedo too much.

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    i have 235/40's on my 18's and i am sure they are an 8j rim, these it quite nice and look good

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