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Old 04-06-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Help with 19" tire brand decision

Im getting the staggered 19" AZA CSL reps from wheelmax, and dunno much on tire brands, but i got the sizes down.... heres the page they offer to pick tires they will mount and balance:


nankang ns-2 speed rating Z 235/35/19 245/35/19 $660
hankook ventus sport k104 speed rating Y same tire sizes $756
Toyo proxies 4, speed rating W $822
toyo proxis T1-r speed rating Y $902

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stick with my plan to order:
kumho ecsta mx 235/35/19, 245/35/19 from tirerack for $745+ shipping


ps the aza csls have a F offset of +35 and rear of +40, no issues with rubbing correct, even when i transfer them to the M wiht 20mm spacers on the back next year when i buy it
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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I like Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Dunlop Sport Maxx, and Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ilot+Sport+PS2
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=SP+Sport+Maxx
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Eagle+F1+GS-D3
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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id rather spend under 800 if possible ....forgoy to mention that
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:33 PM   #4
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Just kidding. Kuhmo is pretty good then in that price range.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:39 PM   #5
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firestone makes kumhos?

btw anyone know who makes viking snows.... i got them on the car now lol they were like 280 for a whole set of 17s
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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No I was joking about the firestones...
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:11 AM   #7
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also if you got19s post your tire brand
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i would re-think that 245/35/19 on a 9.5 wide wheel its going to be mad streched. Also yes you'll be fine with the 20mm offset on the M, and the 40mm offset is ok on the non-m.

Just to keep your heads up. I got me rims shipped today (after 1.5 weeks) so tues. I'll have them. I'll make sure to check everything and keep you updated on how its going. Now time for me to buy some tires. woot!!!

edit: I'll be buying some Exclaims 235/35/19 f | 265/30/19 r 550.00 shipped
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:48 AM   #9
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hmmm......

hosagod is also preaching 255/30/19 for rears but i cant find them lol.... it seems like no brands make the sizes i need

who makes those exclaims thats rediculously shipped nad HOOK ME UP!!!!

btw where did you order the wheels from?
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Dave, giving up on the many different wheels you were interested in from us? Dang man that's a lot of effort on my part wasted then.
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i got goodyear eagle f1 gs-d3's and they outperform my old dunlop sp sport 9000s by alot. they feel a lil better in dry than the ps1 but alot better in the rain than most tires ive driven
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Im getting the staggered 19" AZA CSL reps from wheelmax, and dunno much on tire brands, but i got the sizes down.... heres the page they offer to pick tires they will mount and balance:


nankang ns-2 speed rating Z 235/35/19 245/35/19 $660
hankook ventus sport k104 speed rating Y same tire sizes $756
Toyo proxies 4, speed rating W $822
toyo proxis T1-r speed rating Y $902

or

stick with my plan to order:
kumho ecsta mx 235/35/19, 245/35/19 from tirerack for $745+ shipping


ps the aza csls have a F offset of +35 and rear of +40, no issues with rubbing correct, even when i transfer them to the M wiht 20mm spacers on the back next year when i buy it
Im not sure on what it is your looking for though? Just prices? Looks? Design? I guess it would also depend on what the tires would be primarily used for....

If you plan on trying to "street race" or do a lot of "hard" driving on those 19's, I would get some good soft/medium tires that hook well (something below 320 UTQG) but be prepared to replace them often.

If you drive the car as a daily or commuter, then I would go with the tire that has the highest UTQG rating (360+ is good, 400+ is better, 500 is the best) and at A / A. You'll still get good traction and handling but your tires will last so much longer.

Now, this is just my own personal preference and what i've been accustomed to....you don't have to take my word for it, but I know a few who have and still do it today.

I currently have the Ventus K104 on the BMW now it, so far so good. Hopefully they last me until late 2007 if my alignment stays straight.
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hey mike im not totally set yet... but im reallly feelin the hyperdarks (forgot to mention it above)

anyways would i have to deal with rubbing with General Exclaims 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 rear.... there like 550 from tirerack and get tgood ratings (and there made by continental)

this is my daily commuter, i put around 450 a week on it during the school semesters since its a long drive, otherwise around 300.... so thats alottta driving so i want to be comfortable but still look sick

i dont drive super aggressive, VERY rarely pass 100 on the freeway, i do drive on this windy road pretty quickly but i never get the back loose and am still in full control cuz i got a huge boombanger (haha) in the trunk that flips easy.... so i wanna seelll that **** to buy wheels and a m3 front
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hmm tirerack claims the treadwear is a 380 (dunno what that means lol )
btw what tires did you get with your sick wheels
380
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tire wear all depends on if you car is aligned the camber of the car will effect it and the tire pressure also. Oh ya and if you burn them up also.

380 is awesome!!!
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I got BF Goodrich KDW2's. I wouldn't recommend them. THey are LOUD and they'll probably wear like crap. But they grip like crazy!

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ok so general exclaims it is! just wanted to doublecheck the sizes

F235/35/19 and R265/30/19 (or 245/35/19 those are the only they offer for 9.5")
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