From a Table on Tire Rack, the 205/45-16's are for a 7" rim (6.5" to 7.5") range. The 245/40-17's are for an 8" rim (7.5" to 9") range.Will this tire in this size work on the base wheels without issue, rubbing, etc?
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 (Ultra High Performance Summer 245/40R18 93W)Read that Tire Rack review. They state that the Firestone has great response and grip but the BFG has better communication and feel. That's what drove me to go with the BFG.
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What We Liked: Comparison-leading steering feel, reliable wet performance.
What We'd Improve: The most noticeable tread and impact noise of the group.
Conclusion: Still a top-tier performer, but starting to show its age.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (Ultra High Performance Summer 245/40R18 97W)
What We Liked: Aggressive looks backed up by impressive levels of dry grip and sharp reflexes.
What We'd Improve: The firmest ride in this test and very light steering effort.
Conclusion: Hits the bull's eye for an Ultra High Performance tire.