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Old 05-03-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Tire width and brand Suggestions?

My 14' has the 18" FP6 package wheels that came stock with 235/50-18 Pirelli Zero Neros. Looks like the time is beginning to draw near for some new rubber. I was thinking about going up in width to a 255/45 or a 245/50. I "believe" the rim is 8" wide. Any thoughts on my size choices? Also any suggestions for some new rubber that won't break the bank and get maybe at least 30k out of. Daily driver vehicle here.
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My 14' has the 18" FP6 package wheels that came stock with 235/50-18 Pirelli Zero Neros. Looks like the time is beginning to draw near for some new rubber. I was thinking about going up in width to a 255/45 or a 245/50. I "believe" the rim is 8" wide. Any thoughts on my size choices? Also any suggestions for some new rubber that won't break the bank and get maybe at least 30k out of. Daily driver vehicle here.

Personally, the widest I'd go on the 18x8 rim is 245. That's not to say you couldn't fit a 255 on there, but I think the 255 might bulge a bit too much for my taste.
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I agree, I wouldn't want to go any wider than 245 on an 8" wheel
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you dont want to go wider than a 235, a 245 wont put down the full contact patch and you'll be wasting money, Ask me how i know. The only 245 i would put on there would be something by nitto because they tend to run a hair on the narrow side.
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Okay... How do you know?
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I'm just giving you a hard time. Come to think of it I'm pretty sure my Skyline had 235s on my 17x8s up front and they fit pretty nice
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Guys I have a question about tires. Can I still rotate my tires of they are different sizes? Like will 275/45/19 rotate with 255/45/19?


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Guys I have a question about tires. Can I still rotate my tires of they are different sizes? Like will 275/45/19 rotate with 255/45/19?


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Can't rotate staggered setups front to back. Can do side to side as long as they aren't directional.
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well i mean ... you can lol, but it would serve no purpose and would really impair the car from many performance aspects.

--Actually, i stand corrected, those tires are much different heights, that would cause some speedo issues.
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Well now I have a follow up question. If you ran the staggered setup like I mentioned before, why not just go with wheels that are like 19x8.5 and 19x10?


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Well now I have a follow up question. If you ran the staggered setup like I mentioned before, why not just go with wheels that are like 19x8.5 and 19x10?


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I'm sorry, i dont see the question? Typically a staggered tire set up requires staggered wheels.
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Like you could still be running 255 in the front and 275 in the back with the 19x9.5 wheels that I want


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Ok, i think i understand.

Can you run 255 front / 275 rear on the same size rim, 19 x 9.5 all around?

Yes, 255 is probably as small as you would want to go, and 275 is the largest you would want to go, but it would work. That being said, there's no benefit at that point for a street car, you're basically just carrying extra weight in the front for no reason. For a road race car, i would argue that the slight stretch would stabilize the sidewall, so it could be beneficial there, but you're really getting knitty-gritty at that point.

Still though, i believe the initial topic was one of rotation. I would not, nor do i see any point in, rotating tires to have a 255 in the rear and 275 on the front of a semi-powerful RWD car. The car would just drive and turn all kinds of stupid.
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Alright I got it now. Thanks for responding


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With a daily driver, I'm gonna take the good advice here. Any suggestions on brand/type? Been looking at the Yokohama S-Drive. Any other thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Not all brands rate their tradewear the same, but for decent levels of grip and life i'd stick around 260-300 treadwear, for what thats worth.
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