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      05-01-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Am I Crazy?

will a 275/35-19 work for the fronts.

wheel: F 19x9.5 +22

lowered on Eibachs.
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will a 275/35-19 work for the fronts.

wheel: F 19x9.5 +22

lowered on Eibachs.
If so, we're crazy as well.





Tucks a 275 wide tire with no problem, with enough room for 285s if the desire is there.
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Tom, youre the man. what is are the specs on that wheel? offset? and what suspension?
No rubbing or rolled fenders?


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Tucks a 275 wide tire with no problem, with enough room for 285s if the desire is there.
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will a 275/35-19 work for the fronts.

wheel: F 19x9.5 +22

lowered on Eibachs.

275/30-19 is a better fitment, within 1% the diameter of the OEM 245/35-19 size.
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275/30-19 is a better fitment, within 1% the diameter of the OEM 245/35-19 size.
Good catch, this is very important.

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Tom, youre the man. what is are the specs on that wheel? offset? and what suspension?
No rubbing or rolled fenders?
Wheels are 19x9.5, ET22 with a 275/30-19 up front. Vehicle is lowered on KWV3 Coilovers with no rubbing or rolling turning lock to lock.
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275/30-19 is a better fitment, within 1% the diameter of the OEM 245/35-19 size.
i would like to run a meatier setup than stock. My main concern is that the wheel clears.
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i would like to run a meatier setup than stock. My main concern is that the wheel clears.
It will clear... I tested it. I will be doing a square 275/30 set up as well.
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I run 275/30/19's on my 19" x 9.5" 360 Forged wheels. I am also lowered on H&R Springs, and it is wonderful.

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i run 265-30 19x9.5... 22 offset... with a 10mm spacer..

and rub front and back (front of car. back of car) inner fenders...


wtf... u guys really dont rub? i only rub like a mm or 2... but still rub...
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will a 275/35-19 work for the fronts.

wheel: F 19x9.5 +22

lowered on Eibachs.
You'll think you were crazy when you hit that big puddle with less than full tread!
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If so, we're crazy as well.

Tucks a 275 wide tire with no problem, with enough room for 285s if the desire is there.
Are those /35's or/30s?
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I'm probably in the minority, but I've never really understood why people want to go as wide as possible on their wheel/tire setups.

By the same token I think widebody kits look absolutely heinous.
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Wow, how did you manage that? I recall a thread/discussion a few days back about how 255’s will rub unless you are using NITTO’s or YOKOHAMA’s
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Are those /35's or/30s?
275/30-19 up front
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I'm probably in the minority, but I've never really understood why people want to go as wide as possible on their wheel/tire setups.

By the same token I think widebody kits look absolutely heinous.
Its called a square setup bud, neutral balance. 275 all around, more rubber on the ground. A track thing, I guess you don't understand.
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Its called a square setup bud, neutral balance. 275 all around, more rubber on the ground. A track thing, I guess you don't understand.
That's simply not true. Simply running the same tires on front and back, does not ensure "neutral balance." It could actually significantly hurt track times. Plenty of dedicated track cars run staggered set-ups, including the pros. Having "steamrollers" on the front, can adversely affect steering performance.

I don't know about this particular set-up (275/30 x 4) on this car, but running same sizes and assuming it is better for track performance is not a good assumption.
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Okay, now i am getting more optimistic/idiotic...

will a 285/30/19 fit up front??
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Okay, now i am getting more optimistic/idiotic...

will a 285/30/19 fit up front??
Yes,
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Its called a square setup bud, neutral balance. 275 all around, more rubber on the ground. A track thing, I guess you don't understand.
i wasnt considering a square setup, and agree that it is not always a good thing.
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