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Old 08-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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18s vs 19s. Your thoughts?

Other than the obvious price difference and selection what are the pros cons for both?

My car is a DD/street machine with trip to the strip maybe once or twice a month. I drive pretty aggressive as well.

Plans are to have Brenspeed do my suspension and drop it an inch. By then I will be in a position to either keep my rubber and go with RTR 19x9 or completely swap everything out. 255/40 on the front and 285/35 on the back.

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The BBP wheels look so good, it's a bit of a drag the finish is so cheap and the wheels so heavy. I like the look so much, I am likely to just get them powdercoated at some point and put some better shocks in to control the unsprung weight better. Pricing and optional tire choices are where the 18s have it in spades over 19s of any type.
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I love my 19s they are show and still at performance I think 20s are outrageous to have just depends on your goals
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I like the BBP rims but they scream "look at me I'm pretty". I like the RTRs. They scream "what the $&!? you lookin at"? Lol.

But, I'm asking more in terms of tires and performance.
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I like the BBP rims but they scream "look at me I'm pretty". I like the RTRs. They scream "what the $&!? you lookin at"? Lol.

But, I'm asking more in terms of tires and performance.
If you want the max performance go with 18 but the best of both worlds are 19. I have 19x10 with a 305-30 tire and it look and grips like a monster.

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I also like the SVE or AM drift 19x10 over the rtr 19x9.5
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If you want the max performance go with 18 but the best of both worlds are 19. I have 19x10 with a 305-30 tire and it look and grips like a monster.

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I also like the SVE or AM drift 19x10 over the rtr 19x9.5
What are you running up front? What kind of rubber?

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Not to mention cost. Cost me over a grand just to put 285s just on the back. I can only imagine what 305s would cost.
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What are you running up front? What kind of rubber?

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Not to mention cost. Cost me over a grand just to put 285s just on the back. I can only imagine what 305s would cost.
Holy crap!! What tires are you putting on that cost over $1000? My 305/30r19 michelin pilot super sports were $760 out the door

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Holy crap!! What tires are you putting on that cost over $1000? My 305/30r19 michelin pilot super sports were $760 out the door

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It sucked but it was cheaper than buying a whole new set. Since the car was new I figured I would take off the 255's and keep them for front spares and then I would only have to buy the backs again. Still cheaper in the long run and gave me some options down the road. Plus I can upgrade rims and go with a 10" on the back and still keep the same rubber.
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What are you running up front? What kind of rubber?

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Not to mention cost. Cost me over a grand just to put 285s just on the back. I can only imagine what 305s would cost.
I have a track set of 18x10 with Hoosier 295-30-18 at all 4 corners. For street use I have 19x9 and 19x10 with 275-30 front and 305-30 back and they are dunlop super maxx.
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I wonder if I can fit 255/40 r19 on a 19x8.5" rim and a 285/35 r19 on a 10" rim. I like the AMR wheels. That way I can keep my rubber for now then go to a 305 on my next set. Price is right too.

The SVE Drift are nice too but from what I can tell all they make is a 19x9.5.
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I wonder if I can fit 255/40 r19 on a 19x8.5" rim and a 285/35 r19 on a 10" rim. I like the AMR wheels. That way I can keep my rubber for now then go to a 305 on my next set. Price is right too. The SVE Drift are nice too but from what I can tell all they make is a 19x9.5.
What you said will fit my cousin has that set up and I have the rtr's they are 19x9.5 and I have 255/40R19. All the way around
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Going bigger is purely for looks, more sidewall=better for the drag strip and less rotational mass=less parasitic loss. Adding unsprung rotational mass is never a good idea but the newer cars with bigger rims usually are geared for them or make enough power/have big enough brakes where its not as big a deal as like trying to cram 20s on a SN95.
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