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      11-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation 265/35/19 winter tires on FRONT Style 220 wheels?

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Long story short, I'm kinda forced to use two 265/35/19 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 tires on my stock Style 220 rims, ON THE FRONT.

I believe the the stock wheel sizes for the front are 19x8.5 ET29.

Both myself and the tire shop thinks that 265 is way too wide to be used on 8.5" wide wheels, and while they don't rub (I have them on already), the rubber does stick out quite a bit from the wheels.

My question is, will I have safety issues?

Bridgestone stops making 245/35/19 LM-25s, otherwise I would get 245s.
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      11-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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I just bought LM32s 255/35/19 front and 265/35/19 rear. Mounted and performing well.
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      11-12-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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I just bought LM32s 255/35/19 front and 265/35/19 rear. Mounted and performing well.
But I'm running 265 on ALL 4 corners though. Rear is fine, but I'm questioning if this is too wide for the front, as the front rims are narrower.
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But I'm running 265 on ALL 4 corners though. Rear is fine, but I'm questioning if this is too wide for the front, as the front rims are narrower.
My thoughts-
  • Narrower is better for snow use.
  • 265/35/19 would typically rub at full lock due to the diameter of the tire.
  • Bridgestone says that the rim width range for a 265/35/19 tire is 9" to 10.5" (your OEM wheel has an 8.5" width)
  • Your car isn't going to blow up but it's certainly not ideal.
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      11-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #5
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My thoughts-
  • Narrower is better for snow use.
  • 265/35/19 would typically rub at full lock due to the diameter of the tire.
  • Bridgestone says that the rim width range for a 265/35/19 tire is 9" to 10.5" (your OEM wheel has an 8.5" width)
  • Your car isn't going to blow up but it's certainly not ideal.

Believe me, I didn't have much of a choice. If I could, I would be using 235 or 245, but I'm kinda stuck with this pair of 265.

I just want to make sure these tires won't come off as I drive, or something dangerous to this effect.

Thanks for the input.
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Believe me, I didn't have much of a choice. If I could, I would be using 235 or 245, but I'm kinda stuck with this pair of 265.

I just want to make sure these tires won't come off as I drive, or something dangerous to this effect.

Thanks for the input.
I don't think they will fly off the car.

I hate to point out the obvious but, you do have a choice. You could get new tires in the proper sizing. You could always sell what you have. That being said, I realize that is a hassle and probably more costly.
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I don't think they will fly off the car.

I hate to point out the obvious but, you do have a choice. You could get new tires in the proper sizing. You could always sell what you have. That being said, I realize that is a hassle and probably more costly.
I currently have

Qty 2 of 265/35/19 LM-60

Qty 2 of 265/35/19 LM-25

It's a little hard to sell this combination, considering the different model number and the square setup. And yes, I DO have the option of buying a new set (of a different brand) at proper sizes, but at an expense.

Thanks again man.
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I'm curious as to why you didn't buy the LM-32 in 255/35/19? That would have made more sense if you were going to run a miss-matched set of tires anyway...
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I'm curious as to why you didn't buy the LM-32 in 255/35/19? That would have made more sense if you were going to run a miss-matched set of tires anyway...

I originally had

Qty 2 of 235/35/19 LM-60 on the front
Qty 2 of 265/35/19 LM-60 on the rear

Then 1 of the 235/35/19 cracked on the sidewall, rendering it AND the other one useless. And Bridgestone no longer makes tires at this sizes.

But I have another Qty 2 of 265/35/19 LM-25, from my previous car, so I'm using these for the front for now, instead of buying a proper new set.
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I run 265/30/19 on 19x9 on all four corners on the street.

No problems at all. You're not going to have any problems.


I've been thinking about running 265/35/19 on all for corners, but was afraid that it won't fit in the front....

so you're saying that 265/35/19's fit in the front?



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Hi guys,

Long story short, I'm kinda forced to use two 265/35/19 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 tires on my stock Style 220 rims, ON THE FRONT.

I believe the the stock wheel sizes for the front are 19x8.5 ET29.

Both myself and the tire shop thinks that 265 is way too wide to be used on 8.5" wide wheels, and while they don't rub (I have them on already), the rubber does stick out quite a bit from the wheels.

My question is, will I have safety issues?

Bridgestone stops making 245/35/19 LM-25s, otherwise I would get 245s.
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I run 265/30/19 on 19x9 on all four corners on the street.

No problems at all. You're not going to have any problems.


I've been thinking about running 265/35/19 on all for corners, but was afraid that it won't fit in the front....

so you're saying that 265/35/19's fit in the front?

Yup, 265/35/19 fits on all 4 corners buddy.
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