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      05-28-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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Best size tires for my wheels (Ray's RE30)

Hi all!

I bought a set of Ray's Engineering Volk Racing RE30's last year in the following sizes: F 19x9 et 25; R 19x10 et 20

The seller recommended 245/35 ZR 19 up front, and 275/35 ZR 19 in the back. My question to the group is: Do these sizes sound correct, and am I going to need any spacers? If they do not sound kosher, then what are your recommendations? These rims have been sitting in my attic while I have been away at war, and my wife has been running the sotozeroes on the stock 18's for winter tires. Now that I am heading home (Germany) in 2 weeks, I would like to get the new wheels up and running. It has been a long 12 months!

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You can run a 255/35 up front on those which might balance it more. You could actually go a little wider than that front and rear but most seem happy with 255/275 on those rim widths.

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255 and 275 should do the trick
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      05-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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255 and 275 should do the trick
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Should be the best fit for those wheels.

Remember to get some pictures up once they're mounted on the car
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You Are Very Close to the RAC RG63's

Both the RAC 9's and 10's are et 22. Most of those guys are running Vredestein 255/35's on the 9" fronts. A few guys report minor rubbing at full lock to the rear of the front fender liner. Most seem to be ok. Your et 25 offset will give you a little more margin. If you do have rubbing, you may be able to adjust the fender liner a bit to get clearance. 245's will clear for sure.

The rears should be ok as many of the RAC guys are running 275/35's Vredestein's in the rear without reported issues. Depending on the tire brand you choose, you may find you need to adjust your camber to achieve clearance.
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Sounds like a 67J! Goes w/o saying - ease back into the triple digit speeds on the autobahn!

Great choice on wheels... post pics ASAP! Found this site the most useful when playing with tire sizing: http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

Can't forget the Tire Rack calculator... http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12
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Thanks guys. I am thinking that 255 it is up front. Now to decide which tires to run. I have different choices in Germany. I was thinking Conti sportcontact 5's, but the sizes aren't available for the rear. I may stick with the trusty PS2's, or if I can find them, the Vredesteins.

To answer the questions, I am a medical evacuation pilot in UH-60 Black Hawks. I have bounced all around Kandahar, Helmand, Maiwand, Tarin KowtShindand, Herat, and Konduz, Afghanistan over the past 12 months.

It is time to head home to the wife, kid, dogs, and car in about 10 days! I can't wait.

Thanks again to all!

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Very cool! You shouldn't have trouble finding the Vreds in Germany. Post up pics once you are back and ready to roll.
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Thanks guys. I am thinking that 255 it is up front. Now to decide which tires to run. I have different choices in Germany. I was thinking Conti sportcontact 5's, but the sizes aren't available for the rear. I may stick with the trusty PS2's, or if I can find them, the Vredesteins.

To answer the questions, I am a medical evacuation pilot in UH-60 Black Hawks. I have bounced all around Kandahar, Helmand, Maiwand, Tarin KowtShindand, Herat, and Konduz, Afghanistan over the past 12 months.

It is time to head home to the wife, kid, dogs, and car in about 10 days! I can't wait.

Thanks again to all!

Andy
The Vredestein's are made in Holland. You should be able to find German dealers on the Vredestein website. For reference: a set of Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's in 255/35X19 and 275/35X19 runs $700 to $800 US in the states.
http://www.vredestein.com/Banden_Ban...1&BandtypeID=3

I wish you well. Best of luck to you.
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Hey Andy!! Long time buddy, glad to hear your tour is over now
check captain runs this set up:

8.75x19 ET22 front and 10.25x19 ET22 rear. I do run 265/30-19
front and 285/30-19 PZero Corsa rear.

He runs on the ring so must be right??
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