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      03-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Apex - 255/275 or 265/285?

This is for a daily driver, that won't be tracked, so not interested in a square setup

I already own a set of Apex Arc 8s in 9.5" fronts, and 10" rears
What tires should I get
255/35 front and 275/35 rear?
Or 265/35 front and 285/35 rear?

The 265/285 setup is closer in diameter to the oem setup
But I'm worried about the 265 being too wide, and losing the sharpness that the oem 18s have
Plus the 265/285 setup is heavier 26/28lb vs 25/25lb for the 255/275

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      03-27-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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I'm running PSS 255/40 and 285/35 on 18x9.5/10 wheels. I would have gone with a 265/35 F but with the aftermarket short body strut I'm using the adjustable lower spring support is located at the same height as the tire rim bead so I was concerned about clearance. With the 255/285 setup I have not noticed any lose of steering sharpness (also have stock 245/265 PSS setup to compare with) nor any DSC issues. Overall, I'm very happy with the performance of this setup. As for the increase in weight for the wider tires - I doubt you'll notice any negative effects on the street from a delta of ~2 lb/tire.
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      03-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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I'm running PSS 255/40 and 285/35 on 18x9.5/10 wheels. I would have gone with a 265/35 F but with the aftermarket short body strut I'm using the adjustable lower spring support is located at the same height as the tire rim bead so I was concerned about clearance. With the 255/285 setup I have not noticed any lose of steering sharpness (also have stock 245/265 PSS setup to compare with) nor any DSC issues. Overall, I'm very happy with the performance of this setup. As for the increase in weight for the wider tires - I doubt you'll notice any negative effects on the street from a delta of ~2 lb/tire.
what i like about the 265/285 setup
is under the tire specs, the recommended wheel width is 9.5" and 10"
which is exactly what i'll be mounting them on
if i get 255/275 both will be a little stretched

do you have any pics of your car showing the wheels?
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      03-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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No one with 255/275 or 265/285 with pics?
Any thoughts or suggestions
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what i like about the 265/285 setup
is under the tire specs, the recommended wheel width is 9.5" and 10"
which is exactly what i'll be mounting them on
if i get 255/275 both will be a little stretched

do you have any pics of your car showing the wheels?
I'll try to send you a few pics today...
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I'm getting 9.5 and 10 later today and mounting AD08 265/285. Will post pictures as soon as I get everything done.
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I have Arc-8 wheels in 9.5 and 10.5. I run 265/285 RS-3's. I love this setup! Sticks to the ground quite nicely. (I also have Ground Control Camber plates now too.) Stock suspension.

Here's what it looks like.
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just installed arc-8 265/285 last night and couldnt be happier...even with a 12mm spacer in the back, all fits & feels great.
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      03-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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just installed arc-8 265/285 last night and couldnt be happier...even with a 12mm spacer in the back, all fits & feels great.
What width are your wheels?
Very interested in pics if possible
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I have Arc-8 wheels in 9.5 and 10.5. I run 265/285 RS-3's. I love this setup! Sticks to the ground quite nicely. (I also have Ground Control Camber plates now too.) Stock suspension.

Here's what it looks like.
Wow
Couldn't have asked for better pics
Is that le mans blue too?
Looks fantastic
Looks like I'm sticking to the 265/285
I love how your rear tires look fat, vs the oem tires
Looks butch, like "don't f$&@ with me"

Did you notice any different in the steering ?

I'm paranoid about ruining the steering feel, wince that's one of the best things about this csr
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Wow
Couldn't have asked for better pics
Is that le mans blue too?
Looks fantastic
Looks like I'm sticking to the 265/285
I love how your rear tires look fat, vs the oem tires
Looks butch, like "don't f$&@ with me"

Did you notice any different in the steering ?

I'm paranoid about ruining the steering feel, wince that's one of the best things about this csr
hehe thanks! Yeah I'm happy with the Apex setup. What's cool is I added significantly larger tires than stock and didn't add any weight to the car because the Arc-8's are so light. In fact, I still managed to lose a pound or two. I'm very happy about that.

The color is Interlagos Blue. Regarding difference in steering, its a bit different but I don't mind it at all. Let me tell ya, with the camber plates and the RS-3's, this car sticks like glue. Really really impressive. The RS-3's tramline a bit on grooves, but it's nothing bad. Anyway, I'd say any minor difference in steering is offset by how great the car sticks to the ground in the corners.

Good luck with your setup! What tires were you thinking about?
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hehe thanks! Yeah I'm happy with the Apex setup. What's cool is I added significantly larger tires than stock and didn't add any weight to the car because the Arc-8's are so light. In fact, I still managed to lose a pound or two. I'm very happy about that.

The color is Interlagos Blue. Regarding difference in steering, its a bit different but I don't mind it at all. Let me tell ya, with the camber plates and the RS-3's, this car sticks like glue. Really really impressive. The RS-3's tramline a bit on grooves, but it's nothing bad. Anyway, I'd say any minor difference in steering is offset by how great the car sticks to the ground in the corners.

Good luck with your setup! What tires were you thinking about?
Same here on weight. Actually lost 5.5lbs on back wheels and about 2 on the fronts with the arc-8 with 265/285
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Tires also vary in weight. Michelins are often one of the lighter tires.
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I'm sold on the 265/35 front and 285/35 rear
And I just sold my JBL ms-8 so will order them tomorrow
Can't wait to take off my winters
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18x9.5/10 with 265/35 and 285/30 AD08's. I think this really needs a drop now haha.
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