Winter tire set-up assistance needed
I'm looking to purchase a set of rear winter tires to slap onto my 10.5" rear width Volk TE37s.
I'm limited in terms of my set-up, as I have a set of unworn 245/40/18 front Dunlop Winter Sport M3 tires (circa 2008, V Rated). After calling Tire Rack, these are my two options:
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 3D in 285/35/18 (W rated)
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 3D in 265/35/18 (V rated)
My concerns are as follows:
- 285/35/18 rear with a 245/40/18 front is not the ideal tire size and the stagger will be more than stock
- 265/35/18 rear is shorter than the stock set-up (which is 265/40/18) and will be stretched on a 10.5" wheel. FYI -- Tire Rack states the max wheel width for this tire is 10.5".
Look forward to tapping into the knowledge here.