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Old 05-29-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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tire size for staggard 19s

i am about to buy some 19" rims and i was wondering what the recommended tire size is for a 19x9.5. i know that 19x8.5 is 235/35/r19 but what would be the best for the rear? any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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245/35/19 if you like a thin tire (stretched look) or 265/30/19 if you like a nice, wide tire.

The 265 is best for the rear because the front is 235 and so that gives you perfect staggered fitments.
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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ide go 225/45, 255/45
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:46 PM   #4
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ide go 225/45, 255/45
what!?!?
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:48 PM   #5
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i was thinkin the same thing.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:16 PM   #6
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255 in the front is to big go with 235 or 225 in the front n the rear has a lot of options to choose from....i myself am still deciding what to put on the rear wheel, with the same setup u have
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Front 19" is normally 235/35R19. 225/35R19 will also fit. Rear is typically 245/35R19, 255/30R19, or 265/30R19. Keep in mind that in some cases these sizes may need some fender lip rolling and/or more negative camber.

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uhh ya...whats the problem with 225/35 in front and 255/30 in rear...
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uhh ya...whats the problem with 225/35 in front and 255/30 in rear...
nothing
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:43 AM   #11
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so what tire size did you end up going for the rears ??? i have a problem. .ahha.. i did 265 on stock suspension and rubbing was only when tehre was heavy load in rear, now i have dropped it with H&R springs and now it rubs everywhere.. I am not sure if its only Fender Rubbing, hopefully that is the case and if so i can just get the fenders rolled ?? if not then i might have to go and downgrade to 255's
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so what tire size did you end up going for the rears ??? i have a problem. .ahha.. i did 265 on stock suspension and rubbing was only when tehre was heavy load in rear, now i have dropped it with H&R springs and now it rubs everywhere.. I am not sure if its only Fender Rubbing, hopefully that is the case and if so i can just get the fenders rolled ?? if not then i might have to go and downgrade to 255's
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:24 PM   #13
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If I was looking for a stagger setup for my 330I what would be the optium offset if I intend to run 235/34 Front and 265/30 Rear?
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:10 PM   #14
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for our staggerred VB3 CSL reps, we most commonly use 235 front and 265 rears.
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if you have 255 or 265 how does it affect the driving of your car?
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i have 235 in front and 265 in the rear
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:57 AM   #17
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i have 235 in front and 265 in the rear
what's your off set? wheel size & what type of lowering kit?

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Old 01-02-2007, 11:58 PM   #18
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what offset is ok for 265? I will have a 40mm offset (bbs ch 19x9.5) with H&R cupkit
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After a lot of searching... and before purchasing wheels and tires, I asked my son which wheel size he'd like the best, 19's or 18's (He's 14) He asked me, what type of driving do you like? Pretty simple question. I like city driving! I like drifting around street corners at nite, changing 4 lanes of traffic to make a exit, whipping a u turn with a quickness Love that sh!t think I'm gonna do 18's 18X8.5f 18x9.5R. Why 19's? 18's for go, 19's for show, right? and driving is more the going in a straight line
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