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Old 09-06-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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I put 275/40/19 on my Brembos

So I finally bought new tires and I went wider and a touch higher than the stock 255/40/19 tires. I went with 275/40/19 and I am not loving it, but I also don't hate it. They fill the wheel wells a little better, but I still think the car rides too high. Here are some pics I took this morning, I will try to take better ones later.
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You should have went with 275/35R19 or maybe even a 30 to keep the overall height down. Now you REALLY need to lower the car, it's got the ground clearance of a Jeep.
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Love the gray, looks great on mustangs. I run the same tires on mine to. Car looks good man
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Did you lower yours? I am thinking of the BMR Suspension Lowering Kit for 650.00
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those meaty *** tires though
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Did you lower yours? I am thinking of the BMR Suspension Lowering Kit for 650.00
Yes I have sportlines on my car right now. I don't have any current photos with my 275's on there all pictures are with the stock 255's. BMR is top notch stuff I have their panhard bar and brace is red and it's the best of the best
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Yes I have sportlines on my car right now. I don't have any current photos with my 275's on there all pictures are with the stock 255's. BMR is top notch stuff I have their panhard bar and brace is red and it's the best of the best
Ok I will order the package in a bit and have my friend install it. Thanks!!
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Here are some pictures with 275's on the back and 255's on the front so you can see how it looks.

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dat car^ :drool:
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Here are some pictures with 275's on the back and 255's on the front so you can see how it looks.
How much was it lowered front and back?
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How much was it lowered front and back?
I don't know exact specs but around 2 inches front and back
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How much was it lowered front and back?
Not sure on exact specs but around 2 inches front and back
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Did you lower yours? I am thinking of the BMR Suspension Lowering Kit for 650.00
If you get it, please post pics. Love to see them on your SGM.
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I put 285's on the back of mine. Kept almost the same tire height that way. Love the look.
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I put 285's on the back of mine. Kept almost the same tire height that way. Love the look.
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285 on 9 inch wide rim is pushing it is it not?
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285 on 9 inch wide rim is pushing it is it not?
Maybe a little but not too bad. Keeping a close eye on the wear. I plan on getting 9.5 inch rims come early next year. Then I'll go 285's all the way around and they will be perfect. Just don't want to hassle with the speedo being off or having to adjust with a tune.
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So I finally bought new tires and I went wider and a touch higher than the stock 255/40/19 tires. I went with 275/40/19 and I am not loving it, but I also don't hate it. They fill the wheel wells a little better, but I still think the car rides too high. Here are some pics I took this morning, I will try to take better ones later.
Was thinking about the same for my 2012 vert. Aside from your car riding too high, what don't you like about them?
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Just lower it, and it will look great, I don't have any rubbing at all, the rear tires look great from a back view, all 4 fill the wheels wells perfectly. The front tires I almost can not distinguish them from my old 255's, unless I leave the car steered to a side. I lower it using STEEDA Sport springs 1" in front & about 1.25" in the back. My car looks great and does not look higher than stock.
(By the way this is an old photo, at that time I only had the 275's in the back, now is squared at 275, and I toke the black plastidip paint out from my Brembo's, I think they look better stock (unpainted).
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Was thinking about the same for my 2012 vert. Aside from your car riding too high, what don't you like about them?
Actually I am growing to really like them. The tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they have a lot of grip and drive really smooth. I wanted to stay with the same size all around, so I can still rotate. I spent the day driving around with the top and I am happy. However I will lower it, I just think it needs to be done. In hind sight I should have gone for these; 285-35-19

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275/40/19 is a bit different than 255/40/19. People don't realize that the 40 is actually a percentage in relations to the width of the tire.

So 40 on a 255 is thinner than on a 275. Like the user said if you went 35 then you would be within a percentage or two of your original diameter of your stock tires.

If you went thicker 285 it might be best to go 30's.

Lowering your car won't solve fat Jeep off road type tires but flip side is thicker wall tires with soft compound will net typically better straight line performance than stiff thin walled tires.
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275/40/19 is a bit different than 255/40/19. People don't realize that the 40 is actually a percentage in relations to the width of the tire.

So 40 on a 255 is thinner than on a 275. Like the user said if you went 35 then you would be within a percentage or two of your original diameter of your stock tires.

If you went thicker 285 it might be best to go 30's.

Lowering your car won't solve fat Jeep off road type tires but flip side is thicker wall tires with soft compound will net typically better straight line performance than stiff thin walled tires.
Use any online calc, 285/30 would be really short at 25.8" vs OEM 27", a 285/35 would get you to 26.9", a lot closer to OEM spec, if that's what your after.
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I checked on the sidewall difference between stock and my new tire and it's less then 5/16 of an inch but closer to a 1/4". So it's not a huge deviation.
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I have grown to like it, however I will eventually lower the car.
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I checked on the sidewall difference between stock and my new tire and it's less then 5/16 of an inch but closer to a 1/4". So it's not a huge deviation.
Is that on the top and bottom or total... Cause it you measured just one part of the tire, than that's only half of what it would be if that makes any sense? Lol
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Is that on the top and bottom or total... Cause it you measured just one part of the tire, than that's only half of what it would be if that makes any sense? Lol
I believe it's an additional 1/4 inch added to the radius/sidewall Meaning let's say stock = x, so it's x+1/4 inch.

Ok I am elaborating on what I said above. So it's the diameter that gets a 1/4" added to it. So basically the car sits about a 1/4" higher than it used to. However the tire also fills the wheel well 1/4" on the top. I think that makes sense

Try this site and you will see what I mean. Also you may need to update Java for your browser to use the site;

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I think the car looks great, lowered it will be perfect. Main thing is how well it drives, obviously. I used 255/40 19 in front and 285/35 on the rear because I found those sizes to be a close match as far as height, but as you can see in this pic the 255 really doesn't fill out the wheel well. That 275/40 19 looks really nice

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I think the car looks great, lowered it will be perfect. Main thing is how well it drives, obviously. I used 255/40 19 in front and 285/35 on the rear because I found those sizes to be a close match as far as height, but as you can see in this pic the 255 really doesn't fill out the wheel well. That 275/40 19 looks really nice
Yours looks great! I have purchased a eibach lowering kit and I will post new pics after its completed.

Oh by the way I love your rims.. What kind are they?
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Thank you, kind sir, I love SGM. Now waiting to see yours after the suspension mods. I ordered the G-20 wheels from here:

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Thank you, kind sir, I love SGM. Now waiting to see yours after the suspension mods. I ordered the G-20 wheels from here:

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Wow those rims are so nice! I am sure they must be really expensive!!
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So I finally bought new tires and I went wider and a touch higher than the stock 255/40/19 tires. I went with 275/40/19 and I am not loving it, but I also don't hate it. They fill the wheel wells a little better, but I still think the car rides too high. Here are some pics I took this morning, I will try to take better ones later.
I'm shopping for tires right now. I like that, it would be an improvement for me. I have the Brembo package and I'm 4-wheeling, especially after installing lighter axle-backs. I need tires worse than lowering at this point. I'm not looking forward to potential curb rash on the front end when parking after lowering.

Thanks for the post. I might try this.

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By the way, how does it ride? Better or worse?
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Wow those rims are so nice! I am sure they must be really expensive!!
No actually, around 2k for the set of 19s, they are 2 piece wheels and they are forged. Great deal in my opinion.
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I'm shopping for tires right now. I like that, it would be an improvement for me. I have the Brembo package and I'm 4-wheeling, especially after installing lighter axle-backs. I need tires worse than lowering at this point. I'm not looking forward to potential curb rash on the front end when parking after lowering.

Thanks for the post. I might try this.

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By the way, how does it ride? Better or worse?
The ride is really nice and quite. I cornering on the Michelin PSS is great, so I am really happy with the results.

If I were to do it again I would go with 285-35-19. Have a look at this picture;

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Ok so I have had the car lowered using the Eibach Pro Plus Kit. Which included Shocks, struts and sway-bars. I am getting used to the look but the cars drive-ability has really impressed me. Bumps feel different now, there is less bouncing and more like a sharp bump. Cornering and lane changes feels great. There is no longer any front end rise on acceleration and the front end dive on braking is gone. All in all I am happy, now its soon time to put it away for the winter
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Looks good!
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Got mine. I'm still 4-wheeling

Better. Rides nice. I put LCAs on at the same time. No more wheel hop.
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