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      12-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Rear Tire Help: 255/35 vs 265/30

I have a set of 19 " Alufelgen SF-71's et in the rear is 35. front et 35
Dropped on H&R super sports so its pretty low.
Going Hankook Evo12

Rear options:

1. 255/35
2. 265/35

Front options;
1. 225/40
2. 235/35

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I have a set of Alufelgen SF-71's et in the rear is 35. front et 35
Dropped on H&R super sports so its pretty low.
Going Hankook Evo12

Rear options:

1. 255/35
2. 265/35

Front options;
1. 225/40
2. 235/35
Are those 19's?

OEM diameter is 26".

I checked on TireRack Hankook Ventus V12 Evo:
255/35/19 is 26". 26lbs.
265/35/19 is not listed.
265/30/19 is 25.3", too small.

Next closest:
275/30/19 is 25.6", that could work. 27lbs.
285/30/19 is 25.8", but that's pretty wide. It needs a 9.5" min wheel.
But I would think it would be too wide for the F30.
Those weigh 29lbs.

225/40/19 is 26.1". 23lbs
235/35/19 is 25.5". 24lbs. Might be too small in diameter.

245/35/19 is 25.8". 26lbs. TireRack uses 245/40/18 on it's test F30 328i's.
The width should work, and less prone to under steer.
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edited yes 19"

RPM90 just want a 'fatter' tire look vs recommended 19x8.5 235/35/19 and 19x9.5 265/30/19.

I thinking of 225/40/19 and 255/35/19

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I would go with a 245.35.19 front and a 265.35.19 rear.

The 245s are 25.8" tall and the rears are 26.3" tall, as long as you are within .3" from OEM you will be fine.

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I would go with a 245.35.19 front and a 265.35.19 rear.

The 245s are 25.8" tall and the rears are 26.3" tall, as long as you are within .3" from OEM you will be fine.

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Good suggestion, but the tire he wants doesn't come in 265/35/19.

I do think the 245/35/19 would be good on the front. It's wider for the fatter tire look, and it will help with any under steer that the narrower tire may give.

I went with 235/45/18 on my fronts, one size wider and .3" greater diameter.
Works great so far.
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Good suggestion, but the tire he wants doesn't come in 265/35/19.

I do think the 245/35/19 would be good on the front. It's wider for the fatter tire look, and it will help with any under steer that the narrower tire may give.

I went with 235/45/18 on my fronts, one size wider and .3" greater diameter.
Works great so far.
Sorry didn't see the part about the Hankooks...to be honest this would negate the Hankooks in my eyes as a viable tire for this car.

To the OP move on to a different brand that does have the sizes I recommend. A 265/30/19 is going to be way too small (diamater) to be a viable tire. I know people are using them, but it isn't correct.

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I ended up ditching the Hankooks and got 235/35/19 and 265/35/19 rears Michelin Pilot Sports 2
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Any pictures?
Out of stock wont get here till next week. Also getting m-sport front and sides conversion. Will post pics when it finishes.
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I ended up ditching the Hankooks and got 235/35/19 and 265/35/19 rears Michelin Pilot Sports 2
Good choice.
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18 Inch Wheels

225/30/18 = 23.315
225/35/18 = 24.201
225/40/18 = 25.087
225/45/18 = 25.972
225/50/18 = 26.858
225/55/18 = 27.744

235/30/18 = 23.551
235/35/18 = 24.476
235/40/18 = 25.402
235/45/18 = 26.327
235/50/18 = 27.252
235/55/18 = 28.177

245/30/18 = 23.787
245/35/18 = 24.752
245/40/18 = 25.717
245/45/18 = 26.681
245/50/18 = 27.646
245/55/18 = 28.610

255/30/18 = 24.024
255/35/18 = 25.028
255/40/18 = 26.031
255/45/18 = 27.035
255/50/18 = 28.039
255/55/18 = 29.043

265/30/18 = 24.260
265/35/18 = 25.303
265/40/18 = 26.346
265/45/18 = 27.390
265/50/18 = 28.433
265/55/18 = 29.476

275/30/18 = 24.496
275/35/18 = 25.579
275/40/18 = 26.661
275/45/18 = 27.744
275/50/18 = 28.827
275/55/18 = 29.909

285/30/18 = 24.732
285/35/18 = 25.854
285/40/18 = 26.976
285/45/18 = 28.098
285/50/18 = 29.220
285/55/18 = 30.343

295/30/18 = 24.969
295/35/18 = 26.130
295/40/18 = 27.291
295/45/18 = 28.453
295/50/18 = 29.614
295/55/18 = 30.776


19 Inch Wheels

225/30/19 = 24.315
225/35/19 = 25.201
225/40/19 = 26.087
225/45/19 = 26.972
225/50/19 = 27.858
225/55/19 = 28.744

235/30/19 = 24.551
235/35/19 = 25.476
235/40/19 = 26.402
235/45/19 = 27.327
235/50/19 = 28.252
235/55/19 = 29.177

245/30/19 = 24.787
245/35/19 = 25.752
245/40/19 = 26.717
245/45/19 = 27.681
245/50/19 = 28.646
245/55/19 = 29.610

255/30/19 = 25.024
255/35/19 = 26.028
255/40/19 = 27.031
255/45/19 = 28.035
255/50/19 = 29.039
255/55/19 = 30.043

265/30/19 = 25.260
265/35/19 = 26.303
265/40/19 = 27.346
265/45/19 = 28.390
265/50/19 = 29.433
265/55/19 = 30.476

275/30/19 = 25.496
275/35/19 = 26.579
275/40/19 = 27.661
275/45/19 = 28.744
275/50/19 = 29.827
275/55/19 = 30.909

285/30/19 = 25.732
285/35/19 = 26.854
285/40/19 = 27.976
285/45/19 = 29.098
285/50/19 = 30.220
285/55/19 = 31.343

295/30/19 = 25.969
295/35/19 = 27.130
295/40/19 = 28.291
295/45/19 = 29.453
295/50/19 = 30.614
295/55/19 = 31.776
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RPM90 just want a 'fatter' tire look vs recommended 19x8.5 235/35/19 and 19x9.5 265/30/19.

I thinking of 225/40/19 and 255/35/19
So the wheels you're getting are 19x8.5 and 19x9.5?
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So the wheels you're getting are 19x8.5 and 19x9.5?
Yes already have the wheels. Waiting on the tires to get here.
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Yes already have the wheels. Waiting on the tires to get here.

please post some clear pic on the 265/35/19. wanna see how it looks on the wheel.
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Didn't come in today I have the fronts just waiting on the PSS rears. Most likely monday will take a few pics. I'm a little pessimistic, but I think its worth a shot since the shop will exchange for free to 255/35 if 265/35 rubs.
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Ok update for anyone interested: Michelin PSS 265/35/19 on H&R Super Sports will rub





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How bad is the rubbing? Is it constant or only over bumps/turns?
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Does it rub because of the offset of the wheel?
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How bad is the rubbing? Is it constant or only over bumps/turns?
Really bad over small bumps and I didn't get past the parking lot ...I'm sure it would rub on sharp turns.

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Does it rub because of the offset of the wheel?
No the tire. 35 et in the rear is fine. I changed out to 255/35 Michelin and all is right again.
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No the tire. 35 et in the rear is fine. I changed out to 255/35 Michelin and all is right again.
I wonder if 265/30 would work since tire is not as tall. Also, got any full vehicle pictures with the SF-71s
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