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      04-10-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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265/35/19 on a 19x10.5?

I am going crazy about tire sizing.

Is a 265 going to look too stretched on a 19x10.5 inch rim?
There isn't really a lot of good options in tires that won't upset the balance of the car and will fit this wide of a rim.

You guys with the TE37s and 265/30 + 285/30, how is the ride?
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265/35/19 will look just fine on 10.5, esp if you are running PS2s.
It might look SLIGHTLY stretched, but far from being look bad.


265/30/19 & 285/30/19 have significantly smaller OD then stock, causing...
1. shorter gearing
2. worsen ride quality
3. increase wheel gap
4. affect handling character


If you are getting 19in wheel, stock tire size is pretty much only choice for now. (unless you downgrade to less tires)
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      04-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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265/35/19 will look just fine on 10.5, esp if you are running PS2s.
It might look SLIGHTLY stretched, but far from being look bad.


265/30/19 & 285/30/19 have significantly smaller OD then stock, causing...
1. shorter gearing
2. worsen ride quality
3. increase wheel gap
4. affect handling character


If you are getting 19in wheel, stock tire size is pretty much only choice for now. (unless you downgrade to less tires)
I trust you, I just want to see someone out there has to have pictures of a PS2 mounted on a 10.5.

My neurosis is getting the best of me.
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If you have a 10.5" wheel to utilize, why not utilize it. I would go with at least a 285. I would go with a 305!

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If you have a 10.5" wheel to utilize, why not utilize it. I would go with at least a 285. I would go with a 305!

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There is a point of decreasing marginal returns. Increased weight & drag of the larger tires are not worth the hassle for a car that spends 99.9% of its time shuttling me to and from work.

A 265/35 is perfect in every way, EXCEPT I am worried about the asthetics.
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305/30/19 is the same size in diameter as 265/35
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305/30/19 is the same size in diameter as 265/35
Yeah, but now we're on the opposite end of the same problem. Too much tire looks worse than too little.
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How about on a 19x10 inch?
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Yeah, but now we're on the opposite end of the same problem. Too much tire looks worse than too little.
305's will look great on a 10.5"

I've seen 265 PS2's on my buddy's 10.5" TE-37 and that thing was definitely stretched.. not my type of look at all, especially for an M3.

Ask XunXunDCT, or search for his car as he ran 265's in the back for quite a while.
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It will look very stretched. In fact, I had 275/35/19 PS2 on my 10.5 before. It looked sooo bad I bought 295/30/19 right away and sold the 275 at a loss. Just FYI.
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I would not go less than a 285 width on 10.5's

Also keep in mind the overall diameter of the wheel with the new tires, which I think you are, so thats good.

FYI, I just went 285/30/19 on my new set of wheels that are 10.5in. wide. IMO that will keep the best diameter without rubbing. This is a PS2 tire BTW.
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i have 295 30 19 on my TE 37 10.5" it looks just right,
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I run 295/30 on 10.5s. The smallest I would run would be 285.
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Yeah, but now we're on the opposite end of the same problem. Too much tire looks worse than too little.
Totally disagree.

I have 295/30/19 on my 10.5 and like it.
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I would not go less than a 285 width on 10.5's

Also keep in mind the overall diameter of the wheel with the new tires, which I think you are, so thats good.

FYI, I just went 285/30/19 on my new set of wheels that are 10.5in. wide. IMO that will keep the best diameter without rubbing. This is a PS2 tire BTW.
Ahhh, finally decided on the PS2's huh, nice
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hey davedave, which tire brand u run with your 295/30/19? my 285/30/19 advan sport rubs on my Eibach springs M3....
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265/35R19 are considered properly mounted on anything from 9"-10.5". 9.5" is what they put it on to take the official measurements, and would be considered the "ideal" width for that tire.

To most people, a 265/35 on a 10.5 would look a bit stretched, though not dangerously so.
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295/30/19 is what i run on 19x10.5, i like the square look, no bulge nor stretch
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