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hey guys i am looking at getting 18's but i dont want to end up losing acceleration should i go with 17's?..if so what offset etc do i need ...and what are the best all around tires now and days?
 

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Personally, I have 18's and I love the way my car handles and accelerates with them. I have Ventus 245/45's on there now. They are the some of the cheapest tires available in an 18" performance tire, but this is my 2nd set. I'm very pleased with them for performance/tire life/value.

Besides, who cares if you lose .1 in the 1/4mi bc you have 18"s instead of 17"s?
 

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dragon_tj said:
hey guys i am looking at getting 18's but i dont want to end up losing acceleration should i go with 17's?..if so what offset etc do i need ...and what are the best all around tires now and days?
The stock 17's on the Altima are approximately 24lbs, try to find a wheel that is slightly lighter or at least equivalent to the stock wheel weight. I would get 18" x 8.5" +45mm offset or 18" x 8" with a 40-45mm offset with 245/45/18 tires. There are so many tires out there these days and everyone has a different opinion so it is difficult to suggest any particular model. There are many tires to fit your application, search around and you will find one best suited to your needs and you wallet.
 

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well i have pretty much decided on 18x8 45 offset now i have to decide on the springs... i honestly want to drop it as much as possible but i dont want to high center my car on speed bumps ...do you guys suggest the sportline or the pro kit...keep in mind i have a 4cyl which is a tad lighter then the 3.5 :cheers:
 

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if you want it as low as possible, go with the sportlines. i would go with the prokit since the ride will be better and it still lowers the car a little to look good.
 

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Sportlines would be too low. I have 18"s and the Prokit, and i've scuffed up the underside of my car so badly that I'm worried about what people are going to think when I go to resell it.
 

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if i get a 45 offset i should be able to run 245 45? i am planning on dropping it atleast an inch
No problem...when I was running with 18's I had 245/45 rubber
sitting on a 8" wide rim and a +38 offset. All that WITH Sportlines and
still no rub.
 

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ALTYHOLIC said:
No problem...when I was running with 18's I had 245/45 rubber
sitting on a 8" wide rim and a +38 offset. All that WITH Sportlines and
still no rub.

I pwn your 18"s :)
 

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Mark said:
I pwn your 18"s :)
LOL... :)
I'm talking about the set I got after
I sold you those Mille Miglia's...
Dizamn, I've had so many wheels on that
car I lose count... :crazy:

My current goal is to find some lightweight
17 x 9's with the right offset and run some 255's
on them...
 

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ALTYHOLIC said:
LOL... :)
I'm talking about the set I got after
I sold you those Mille Miglia's...
Dizamn, I've had so many wheels on that
car I lose count... :crazy:

My current goal is to find some lightweight
17 x 9's with the right offset and run some 255's
on them...

looking at 18x7 tsw catalunya with 245 45 with 42 offset probably drop it like 2 inchs should work huh?
 
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