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Old 11-18-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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New Wheels Arrived. Now need tires.

Hello everyone,

I just got a set of some wheels and I need to go and purchase some tires.
This is all for my SEDAN.
The wheels are:

19x8.5 in the front with 40MM offset and
19x9.5 in the rear with 45MM offset.

I was thinking of going 235/35/19 in the front and I don't know what to do with the rear so this I where I am hoping for some help. I want to put a 265/30/19 but I don't know if I am going to rub like crazy or will 255/30/19 be a much much better choice. I am lowered on bilstein pss coils and in the rear it's not all the way down.

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Old 11-18-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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I would keep your F to R sizing close to minimize understeer especially when running larger diameter and wider tires.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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i would say go with a 255 Falken FK452. they have thinner sidewalls, which prevents most rubbing
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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255 for sure.


265 may or may not work. It's risky and you would have to roll your fenders if the rubbing became bad.

Safest bet is 255.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:32 AM   #6
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:12 AM   #7
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Thanks alot guys.
So I guess it's going to be 235 front and 255 rear.

Which tires though? I wanted to go with Michelin's but what do you guys recommend? Toyo T1R and Falkens are really good? I haven't had any experience with those tires.

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Old 11-20-2006, 04:01 AM   #8
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T1R.. trust me.

what wheels did u get btw?
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:04 AM   #9
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:59 AM   #10
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Whats your price range...seriously. While the T1R's are okay tires (i run them) there are better things out there. Knowing what your looking to spend on rubber would help out.

GY F1-GS D3
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I actually just took the time to visit the Tire rack....Advans!
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i love my 235/265 goodyear eagle f1 set up on my wheels
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Thanks alot guys. I appreciate it so much.
Sorry for not mentioning my price range. I would like to spend no more than $1k on tires.

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looks good man.. where in san jose are u? a few e46f buddies and i are trying to get a local photoshoot sometime next week.. u in?
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:38 PM   #14
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looks good man.. where in san jose are u? a few e46f buddies and i are trying to get a local photoshoot sometime next week.. u in?


Sure am.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #15
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those wheels look very nice, looking forward to ur pics in the showroom
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another vote for the Toyos... The Falken's are crap... Toyos are the next best tire after the Michelin PS2... With a stronger sidewall...
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I would hardly consider that the Toyo T1R's are the best tire when compared next to the Mich PS2's. The Advan Sports would run circles around the Toyos as would the GY GS-D3's.
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The side wall design on the Toyo T1R would be perfect to help eliminate chances of rubbing. I would recommend a 255/35/19 tire on the rear since you have a sedan.
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I would hardly consider that the Toyo T1R's are the best tire when compared next to the Mich PS2's. The Advan Sports would run circles around the Toyos as would the GY GS-D3's.
There was an article in this month's Roundell about Toyos... The reviewer said the T1R was second only to the Michelin PS2 in terms of performance... At about 1/2 the cost...

Personally, i've had both. I busted 3 Michelin's in a 6 month span due to pot holes 9sidewall ripping). the Toyos have been rock solid for 2 seasons now on crappy Boston, NY streets.
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