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Old 01-18-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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What tires should and get and what size?

I'm picking up a set of 19x8.5 Breyton Visions replicas... it has been suggested I run 235/35/19 in the front and 245/35/19 in the back.. or just 235/35/19 all around.

How will this effect ride height, looks, etc. I also have no kept up with the tire game in a while so I'm a little clueless as to what tire to get. I'm an aggressive driver, but tend to work my tires until they're slicks... so I need performance and some decent mileage.

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Old 01-18-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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I THINK in the back should be 255/30/19 but don't quote me on that
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:56 AM   #3
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do 235 all round...unless your rim is wider in the back i don't see the point of using staggered tires, its better to be able to rotate which will give you more mileage...plus 235 to 245 is not a huge obvious staggering...different if its 225 and 245 or 255
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:31 AM   #4
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I recommend 235/35r19. That way you can rotate. Don't do a 235, 245.... because you can't rotate and your rear tire will be taller than the front. I would recommend the BFG KDW NT, or a Michelin PS2 if you have money to spend.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:41 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I hadn't considered the ability to rotate, but that's a great reason to go 235 all around.

Any other suggestions on tires?
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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if you have the money, spend it on Michelin PS2's, there's really no better tire.

As far as widths go, I see you have a sedan so keep it all the same all around. Sedan owners do stagger, but it needs to be a bigger difference between front and back. For stagger, you'd need 225 in the front and 245 in the rear. You can get away with 255 but that'll depend on the tire sidewalls. Toyo's are known to be good in that department with narrower sidewalls. Problem is sedans have narrower wheel wells in the back than coupes.

For simplicity sake though and if you're not too concerned with looks and want some practicality, stick to the 235s all around.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I'm def. going to stick with 235's all around. I'm thinking about getting Kuhmo ECSTA SP's for the summer and picking up Kuhmo ECSTA AST's for the remainer of the winter (on my 16s).
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