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Old 11-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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Which would be less likely to rub, 245 or 255?

Tires 245/35/19 or tires 255/30/19 on a 19 x 9.5 wheel would less likely to rub??
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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245's are a bit wide for a Non-M front. What width and offsets will you be running? We would need to know that to determine tire fitment.

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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it is for the rear and offset is 44.
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255 would be a better fit for a 9.5" wheel. If you have a sedan then 245/255 would work with a +44 offset.

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Old 11-12-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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On any given offset, the narrower tire should be less likely to rub. But I'd go 245/30R19 rather than 245/35R19 because it's closer to stock diameter.
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255 would be a better fit for a 9.5" wheel. If you have a sedan then 245/255 would work with a +44 offset.

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+1 this is what you want, if you have a coupe you could even do 265 with that offset. Do you want a stretched looked or no? Because 245 on a 9.5 is going to be a bit stretched.
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Could I run a 245/30/19? I thought I would need 245/35/19..
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Could I run a 245/30/19? I thought I would need 245/35/19..
I would recommend a 245/35/19 if you were to run the 245's. For the 255's they would be a 255/30/19.

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How many mm difference from a 245 to 255 tire? Also from a 35 to 30 profile tire??
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How many mm difference from a 245 to 255 tire? Also from a 35 to 30 profile tire??
10, the difference between 245 and 255.
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what about 35 to 30 profile tire?
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what about 35 to 30 profile tire?
5. Just subtract. 255-245 = 10mm difference 35-30 = 5mm difference in height.
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5. Just subtract. 255-245 = 10mm difference 35-30 = 5mm difference in height.
no the profile height is a ratio, not mm. for example: 235/35/19 = 235mm wide, 82.25mm (which is 35% of the 235mm width).

think about how low of a profile a 30mm sidewall height would be
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