1) I've never really looked under there but the Discount Tire store guy told me the tire clearance was OK.Thanks for that insight....I was under the car yesterday eye-balling the current rear tire sidewall proximity to the rear shock cover and it looks pretty close...maybe 1/2" tops. I understand the 235mm tire will only move inward 10mm but 1/2 inch is only 12.7 mm so that will give me only 2 or 3 mm wiggle room. On the other hand i was able to easily move that flexible shock cover another 1/2 inch or more out of the way.so I think I'm good.
By the way, I know you were considering a ECU tuning upgrade, did you ever do it?
That's good news since my Falken WildPeaks has "raised" lettering........ We will find out soon enough as I ordered the 235/50's and they are scheduled to arrive the middle of next week.Well, this afternoon I looked at the rear tire clearance versus the rear shock with my 235/50 Continental tires. It's not rubbing on the plastic shock cover. I can't get a caliper in there to measure but I can put my index finger there in the gap. The gap appears to be at least a centimeter (10 mm), not 2-3 mm. Mounting chains would be an issue, I'm sure not possible but I never intended to do that.
WOW - You went pretty aggressive with the tread on those new tires!Well....my 235/50/18 Falken WildPeak tires have been installed on my stock 18x7" rims and......the look exceeds my expectations. I love them . I took some pictures but the pics simply cannot do them justice. They actually look more aggressive than I thought they would. And to be honest I feel no difference in the drive for my around town driving so far. For me they easily pull attention away from the large wheel wells as the tires themselves are a focus point.
Thanks to all who took the plunge 1st on the wider 235/50/18's which gave me confidence to pull the trigger as well.
Here are some pics:
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