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Hi guys,
I'm new to the forum and have tried to search but get pretty confused the more I read. I just picked up a set of 18x8 +45 Motegi wheels for my '07 Hatchback. I know the recomeended +1 size is 225/40/18. I live in Michigan and the roads are not the greatest so I would like as much sidewall height as I can get to protect the rims from potholes. I don't necessarily mind going to a 225/45/18. I know the speedometer will be about 2.3mph slow @ 65mph; I can deal with that. Will that size tire fit without rubbing? I'm not adverse to rolling the fenders, if needed, but would rather not. Would going to a 215/45/18 help at all. It's closer to stock diameter but not sure if it will look too stretched on an 8" rim.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll post pick when I get them mounted.
 
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