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Old 07-05-2015, 04:28 PM
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I know there is lots of information regarding tire sizes. I've tried to read everything and much of the stuff helped but I still have a few question(s).

I hit a piece of concrete on the freeway...It was sliding and I couldn't miss it. It immediately took out my left front...shredded the tire and broke the wheel. I have a 2014 track pack and am very close to needing new tires as well. I have the Brembo wheels running 255/40/19 tires. I actually like the wheels but have always felt the tires look too narrow. I was thinking of buying the American Muscle Brembo copies.
The fronts are 19 X 8.5 with +30 offset.
The rears are 19 X 10 with +48 offset.
I want to mount Hankook Ventus V12s...
265/35/19 - front
305/30/19 - rear.
I read all I could and used some of the available calculators. Looks like it will fit. My car drives well but I've always felt the tires...esp the rears looked too narrow for the car. I'm lowered on Steeda Ultralights and running Koni Yellows all around. Am I missing anything? Any thoughts and/or personal experiences would be very appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:03 PM
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Yes they would fit, but they would be almost an inch shorter, thus making it ride a little rougher, and filling in the wheel wells less.
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I'm aware they are almost an inch smaller. Any better ideas? Is it worth it or should I stay with the stock size?
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Those 265/35's really need to be put on wheels that are at least 9" wide and 305/30's really need at least 10.5" wheels . . . if you're committed to running a staggered setup, try 19x9 with 275/35's and 19x10 with 295/35's.


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Those 265/35's really need to be put on wheels that are at least 9" wide and 305/30's really need at least 10.5" wheels . . . if you're committed to running a staggered setup, try 19x9 with 275/35's and 19x10 with 295/35's.


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Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately those wheels only come in 8.5" or 10.0" wide.
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I know there is lots of information regarding tire sizes. I've tried to read everything and much of the stuff helped but I still have a few question(s).

I hit a piece of concrete on the freeway...It was sliding and I couldn't miss it. It immediately took out my left front...shredded the tire and broke the wheel. I have a 2014 track pack and am very close to needing new tires as well. I have the Brembo wheels running 255/40/19 tires. I actually like the wheels but have always felt the tires look too narrow. I was thinking of buying the American Muscle Brembo copies.
The fronts are 19 X 8.5 with +30 offset.
The rears are 19 X 10 with +48 offset.
I want to mount Hankook Ventus V12s...
265/35/19 - front
305/30/19 - rear.
I read all I could and used some of the available calculators. Looks like it will fit. My car drives well but I've always felt the tires...esp the rears looked too narrow for the car. I'm lowered on Steeda Ultralights and running Koni Yellows all around. Am I missing anything? Any thoughts and/or personal experiences would be very appreciated.
Thanks!
I personally would value performance and drive characteristics over looks when it comes to tires but that's just me.

If you are committed to getting a fatter tire and sacrificing the tire height, that's up to you. The ride will be rougher and you will have less traction in wet weather. Yes less because the weight of the car is distributed over a larger surface area.
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