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Mismatched Wheel Widths

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The specs on my OEM rims are 18x8.5 and the specs on my new rims are 18x9.5. So far only two of the rims have arrived, and I want to install them on the front instead of waiting for the other two, but I’m going to be running a small stretch. The tires I have on my 8.5 OEM rims are 245/40s and the tires for the new 9.5 rims are also 245/40s. I’m not sure how big of a difference it would make, or if it would be enough to harm the internals of the car since there would be a slight change in the complete diameter of the front wheels compared the to rear wheels.
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Please read your owners manual.

This is explicitly forbidden.
I mean to each their own but I see mismatched wheels and think, “Tell me you’re too broke to own this car without telling me you’re too broke to own this car.”
Now imagine the pain of having to drop $thousands on a new transmission...
  • Wow
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