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      08-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by LarThaL View Post
I switched from Conti in stock size to PSS in stock size and that was a big difference right there. I may actually switch to 275 rear when these rears go (which will certainly be before the front) I don't think a 10mm increase in stagger is going to affect things terribly. I am currently running 12mm spacers front and rear because I like the look. Can't do this with 255 fronts without rubbing. If I want to maintain the look/stance with 255's, I will need 9.5" wide wheels with a 25mm offset in front. That would mean, for me, a set of HRE's....19x9.5 ET25 front and 19x10 ET20 rear with 255/275 tires. Just not certain I want to spend that kind of money when the stock ZCP wheels are so hot looking, and the performance increase isn't huge.
Agreed on the ZCP. If I didn't get the killer deal on my HRE's, I would have stuck to them. They look wonderful.

I was running 12mm spacers all around too. I'm 99% sure you can go 255 + 12mm spacers up front no problem. Heck people are doing 10" ZCP's all the way around too, with a drop at that. But like you, I was waiting for my fronts to wear, but the deal came up (a trade) so they are gone now.
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