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Old 02-14-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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325i sedan, Eibach Pro Springs, 255/30/19 to 255/35/19 ?

Im running Kumho Ecsta SPT 255/30/19's on the rear. I need new rears and I'm thinking of switching to Continental Extreme Contacts DWS size 255/35/19 but Im wondering how much more the sidewall is going to push and how it will affect rubbing? Anybody changed to that size? Anybody have experience with these ties? I really am tired of running such a thin tire (30's) and would like to bump up to (35's) .... please input your .02

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Front is running 235/35/19. I have V710's staggered
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Don't do it. That is way too far off: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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Don't do it. That is way too far off: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
Thats a pretty cool calculator ..... .5" Im thinking i might be able to pull it off as I currently don't rub unless I have a full car (I barely rub with a full ride). Im also planning to get a lighter box for my sub so that will help in the rear? Opinions? Perhaps pulling/flaring out the fender a bit? My fender is already rolled. Is it a difficult thing to get the fenders pulled or can shops accomplish pretty easily?
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The 35 series will definitely cause some rubbing issues during compression, full cabin, or going over large bumps. I would recommend staying with the 30.

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How much wider is a 265 from a 255?
If you are thinking about running a 265, this size is extremely wide for a Sedan. What widths and offsets are you going to be running?

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If you are thinking about running a 265, this size is extremely wide for a Sedan. What widths and offsets are you going to be running?

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I'm putting on 265 30 19 on the rear of my sedan next week, the offset is ET45 on the rears, will these be ok?

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I'm putting on 265 30 19 on the rear of my sedan next week, the offset is ET45 on the rears, will these be ok?

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Anyone? I can order a 255 30 19 for the rear if that gives me more clearance....I'll be running an Eibach pro kit too
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Anyone? I can order a 255 30 19 for the rear if that gives me more clearance....I'll be running an Eibach pro kit too
What tires are you going to get?
255/30/19 Will definitely clear. Ive ran Kumho Ecsta Spt's 255/30/19 and really had no rubbing issues. 265's 30 or 35 will rub however, i'd like to hear about 255/35/19's (+.5") because I'm tempted to run that size. Im ordering today (I have a busted tire) so Im pretty much out of time ...
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255/30/19 Will definitely clear. Ive ran Kumho Ecsta Spt's 255/30/19 and really had no rubbing issues. 265's 30 or 35 will rub however, i'd like to hear about 255/35/19's (+.5") because I'm tempted to run that size. Im ordering today (I have a busted tire) so Im pretty much out of time ...
I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..
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I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..
With the right alignment you won't have any issues at all with a 265/30/19 on a Pro-Kit since that drop isn't extreme. ET45 has worked on numerous sedans without rubbing issues, but for some others it has rubbed.
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With the right alignment you won't have any issues at all with a 265/30/19 on a Pro-Kit since that drop isn't extreme. ET45 has worked on numerous sedans without rubbing issues, but for some others it has rubbed.
Yeah, I think different tyre brands etc have alot to do with it.

I did have 18 x 8 ET35 with 255 35 18 on the rear before and didn't rub at all.
How would the 265 30 19 ET45 compare?

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I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..
I have an Eibach Pro Kit already on. Ive been running the above mentioned Kumho specs on the Pro Kit. going anything bigger on the rear seems like it might rub but at the same time i think its borderline to where I might pull it off with 265's or 35 series 255's
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How about 225/35/19 and 245/35/19 ... Is that a noticeable difference to what it "looks" like now? will it look or be stretched some? or is that still within range for them to look normal? anybody have pics of those sizes on 19's staggered?

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How about 225/35/19 and 245/35/19 ... Is that a noticeable difference to what it "looks" like now? will it look or be stretched some? or is that still within range for them to look normal? anybody have pics of those sizes on 19's staggered?

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If you run a 225/35/19 for the front, I'd recommend a 245/30/19 for the rear to keep the diameters as close as possible. I personally would stick to a 255/30/19 rear.
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I would recommend you go with the 255 rear. It will allow you more room to work with if you decide to go with other tire manufacturers that have slightly wider tires. If you plan on going with a 255 rear, 235 front would also work.

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