October 06, 2016
I picked these as my "daily driver" wheels since the car came with 19's and Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. I went to 18's for a little more sidewall and they clear the brakes just fine. The finish and design is very nice and the surface is very smooth for easy cleaning. The extra centering rings snap in place so they don't fall out when changing wheel. The Tire Rack recommended size for the 18x8 is a 225/40-18. I did not like how this look with the wheel at all - the edge of the rim sticks out about 1/8" past the tires, and of course makes the wheels very prone to damage as well. Fortunately Firestone offers a 30-day buy and try program so I upped the tire size to 235/40-18. TireRack made this process as painless as possible. The new size does make the tire wider that the rim but the edge of the rim is not tight to the tire - its just how they are made. No way to see this in advance, but at least the rim is behind the tire's rim protection bead.