Can I put a thicker tire on the stock type R rims??

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Hi Guys,
I’m wondering if I can put a thicker tire a keep the stock rims of a 2018 type R ? Is that possible ? I’m a female that is driving a type R Badge no 19470 TIA

 

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Hi female driving TypeR.
Yes there is a thread in here somewhere already where someone talks about how they ran 245/35/20 all seasons without issue. Scroll down and you can find the thread named "anyone ran 245/35 or 255/35 series tires on car" or something like that.
 
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Hi female driving TypeR.
Yes there is a thread in here somewhere already where someone talks about how they ran 245/35/20 all seasons without issue. Scroll down and you can find the thread named "anyone ran 245/35 or 255/35 series tires on car" or something like that.
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Just keep in mind that it us generally not recommended to significantly change the overall diameter of your wheels; which you will be doing. It can supposedly cause issues with ABS and TCS. It will also cause your mileage to be off although engine rotations are probably more important anyway.
 

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Reviving this thread-

Anyone run Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires on the stock wheels? Any issues with rubbing?
I have them, 255/30/20. No rubbing at all, in fact I feel like the rims can hold a 265 section width on them. I live on Phoenix and our roads for the most part are fine so I didn’t see the need to increase the diameter.
 


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I have them, 255/30/20. No rubbing at all, in fact I feel like the rims can hold a 265 section width on them. I live on Phoenix and our roads for the most part are fine so I didn’t see the need to increase the diameter.
Could you please post a pic of what 255/30R20 PS4S look like on stock rims, I plan to change to this size when the stock one wear out. Thanks! ;)
 

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Could you please post a pic of what 255/30R20 PS4S look like on stock rims, I plan to change to this size when the stock one wear out. Thanks! ;)
I replaced my oem tires at 11k miles. I didn’t wear through them they kept picking up nails and I got sick of them. These tires are SO much better. Should’ve came on the car from the factory tbh.

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I replaced my oem tires at 11k miles. I didn’t wear through them they kept picking up nails and I got sick of them. These tires are SO much better. Should’ve came on the car from the factory tbh.

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Looks like so much room

Has anyone tried a 255/35/20
 

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I've been running Michelin PS4S 245/35 for 3 months now without issues. Speedometer may be a bit off but the trade off is worth it. Much more comfortable and more tire to protect the wheel especially if you have bad roads.

I experienced 2 flat tires in my original Conti 245/30 due to hitting major bumps in my first month of ownership. Plus it chipped off the wheel.
 

 
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