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      05-02-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
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Tire size help? volk te37sl

Just got a set of te37sl 19x9.5 21 and 19x10.5 22 I'm already tucking tire on the 220m wheels. was thinking about doing 275/35/19 front and 295/35/19 rear for that meaty tire, track look. any suggestions? Pics would also be very nice! thanks guys
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The tire sizes you listed are not possible to fit. They are 1" taller than OEM and will rub significantly. Ideally you would be able to install 275/30/19 and 295/30/19 but unfortunately 295's will rub the painted fender in the rear. You need et25 or higher to run 295's on a 10.5" wheel. Here is what I would suggest:


255/35/19 front
275/35/19 rear
The tires will be stretched slightly. Go with Yokohama AD08's to minimize the stretch (ad08's run wide so they won't look as stretched as other brands).


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265/30/19 front
285/30/19 rear
There aren't a lot of desirable tires available in these sizes and I don't like how short the 265/30 sidewall is.

You could also pair a 275/30/19 with a 285/30/19.
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The tire sizes you listed are not possible to fit. They are 1" taller than OEM and will rub significantly. Ideally you would be able to install 275/30/19 and 295/30/19 but unfortunately 295's will rub the painted fender in the rear. You need et25 or higher to run 295's on a 10.5" wheel. Here is what I would suggest:


255/35/19 front
275/35/19 rear
The tires will be stretched slightly. Go with Yokohama AD08's to minimize the stretch (ad08's run wide so they won't look as stretched as other brands).


Or

265/30/19 front
285/30/19 rear
There aren't a lot of desirable tires available in these sizes and I don't like how short the 265/30 sidewall is.

You could also pair a 275/30/19 with a 285/30/19.
What about 265/35 front and 285/35 rear? dont want to mess with my camber either
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What about 265/35 front and 285/35 rear? dont want to mess with my camber either
Those tires are also too tall. If you want beefy sidewalls and a "track oriented" look then get 18's. You are proposing sizes that are suited for 18" wheels.... I also wouldn't be afraid of a little camber. The car does well with more camber than OEM. -2.0 or more camber is almost a requirement if you take it on the track.

Go on tire rack and look at the tire diameter specs that you are considering. Try to find tire sizes that are close to the OEM diameter. Installing tires significantly taller than OEM results in rubbing issues.
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Those tires are also too tall. If you want beefy sidewalls and a "track oriented" look then get 18's. You are proposing sizes that are suited for 18" wheels.... I also wouldn't be afraid of a little camber. The car does well with more camber than OEM. -2.0 or more camber is almost a requirement if you take it on the track.

Go on tire rack and look at the tire diameter specs that you are considering. Try to find tire sizes that are close to the OEM diameter. Installing tires significantly taller than OEM results in rubbing issues.
What he said. 18s are the way to go.

18x9.5 ET15 fronts with 275/35/18 StarSpecs

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What's the rear set-up on the car above? I wanted to go 295 on the rear for my 18" TE37sl but I am worried about rubbing issues.
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Slicer nailed it...a 275/35/19 would rub so bad it wouldn't be funny, not from the width but due to the height of the tire.

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What's the rear set-up on the car above? I wanted to go 295 on the rear for my 18" TE37sl but I am worried about rubbing issues.
295/35/18 on the rear of a te37 will rub the painted fender due to the wheel offset. 285/35/18 fits well. Some people run 295/30/18 tires on te37's but I have never been a fan of that size because it's 1" smaller than OEM. The only time I would consider that size is if I wanted to run R-Comp tires which are not available in larger diameter sizes.
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What's the rear set-up on the car above? I wanted to go 295 on the rear for my 18" TE37sl but I am worried about rubbing issues.
I run both 285/35/18 and 275/35/18 on the rear.

Running 275 all around dials out some understeer... or dials in some oversteer depending on how you look at it. Kinda strange on staggered wheel setup but it works with a 10.5x18 ET20 wheel. Problem is there are not that many 285 options in ultra summer performance tires aside from RS3s I believe.

I run 285 Falken FK453s right now. They are basically equivalent to a PSSs and not a bad max performance all season tire.
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Here are some pics of my car, I already have the 19 te37sl's. What tire sizes would you guys suggest?
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What he said. 18s are the way to go.

18x9.5 ET15 fronts with 275/35/18 StarSpecs

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I was about to order 285/35/19 and 265/35/19 falken 453's but wanted to do some more research before I did. Wanted to avoid fender work, think that'll work? Just posted some pics of how my car looks right now
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I was about to order 285/35/19 and 265/35/19 falken 453's but wanted to do some more research before I did. Wanted to avoid fender work, think that'll work? Just posted some pics of how my car looks right now
Read my posts above. All of your answers are there.
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