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      10-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
Mr.D
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Winter tire set-up assistance needed

Hi,

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.

Cheers,

Aly
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