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Old 07-22-2021, 01:36 PM
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18" Bubble Tires

245/65 add 1.5" from stock. That's only 3/4 different radius but will be a lot softer ride though potholes.

I really notice the difference when I ride on my 235/65/17. Much softer ride. Really can tell the difference but I get more body roll and can't corner like I'm used to.

Nice for road trips though. Soaks up those expansion joints on the freeways.

A little math shows that with 245/65/18 you will be going 79 when the car thinks it's going 75 but it will be already be reporting 78 so it actually improves the accuracy of the speedometer.

(It will throw off mpg and possibly distance to empty but those can be corrected)
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)

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