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    Question opinion on 18s on an 850?

    have put 18" pegs on my t5r and cant decide wether i like the or not.....from certain angles the look wrong and out of place on it other glances they look great and its putting my head away lol..........they are running 225 40s and im thinking 35s might help how they look. the front of my car isnt sitting low enough either this not helping
    have considerd changing back to 17s and going pro race 1.2 its really bugging me
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    Pics!!!.. Can't offer an opinion without seeing it bud.
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    lol i off all people should know this working on it..................................il get fresh ones tomorrow
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    If it's any help I have loads of my old 850's wearing 18's?
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    18's look great on a low 850 but are so impractical rubbing on full lock hitting arch and silly low profile tyres give a horrible ride
    I was going to get some pegs for the gull which would look great but stood with 17's because of the above reasons

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    This is the reason I built my 4 pots brakes front and rear to fit under titans or Volans.

    But 18 x 7.5j iirc don't rub, especially if 215/40/18 are used.

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    Never had any issues with the 18" Tritons on Blacky

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    Pro Race 1.2 look fantastic on an 850!!.......and my S40 lol
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    I ran 18'' genuine Pegs on my old red 855R, tyres were 215/35 18 and the ride was terrible. 17's look far more in proportion in my opinion... but understand I still get rubbing with 235/40 17 RS-R's on these 8J ProRace 1.2's. I just grin and bear it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbrick View Post
    I ran 18'' genuine Pegs on my old red 855R, tyres were 215/35 18 and the ride was terrible. 17's look far more in proportion in my opinion... but understand I still get rubbing with 235/40 17 RS-R's on these 8J ProRace 1.2's. I just grin and bear it!

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    no no no no not at all.....






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    Mine on 18s lasted approx 60 miles, rubbed like hell (it is quite low) and didn't quite look right. But that my opinion and I know nothing

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    Standard 17s work much better.

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    i had BT on several different sets of 18's over the years, always ran 215/35/18 tyres so they didn't rub


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    Yeah 18's piece of s*** lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbrick View Post
    no no no no not at all.....





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    Grey 855R Manual. Totally standard.

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    215 35 18 tyres and you shouldn't have any problems rubbing wise. The ride will be harsh though. I think they suit them. I need to lower mine but I like the 18s on it now.
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    Just to add my tyres were a little wide at 225/40/18 so that prob didn't help matters

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    I prefer 18"




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