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I need some new rear tires! Currently I'm on 245's. I am thinking of running 275/40 or 285/35. I have 19x8 rims... Is that tire to much for my rims?

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You can get away with 255s..after that they'll look ugly imo

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The ugly part really doesn't concern me. I just want to make sure it's safe. 255's won't help me very much imo.
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I had 275/40 19's on my 8.5 and it would get squirrelly in hard corners so I don't think 1/2 less is going to help.

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I had 275/40 19's on my 8.5 and it would get squirrelly in hard corners so I don't think 1/2 less is going to help.
What was your suspension set up? What do you mean by 1/2 less?
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My suspension would take 1.15 g before breaking loose in a corner with the stock Pirelli that came on the car. Dropped to around .95 to 1 g after switching. That was also well after tire break in and the 1/2 inch is rim size. Yours are an 8 mine were 8.5

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I need some new rear tires! Currently I'm on 245's. I am thinking of running 275/40 or 285/35. I have 19x8 rims... Is that tire to much for my rims?
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I need some new rear tires! Currently I'm on 245's. I am thinking of running 275/40 or 285/35. I have 19x8 rims... Is that tire to much for my rims?
275/40's need at least 9" wide, 285/35's need 9.5".


Running tires on below minimum-recommended-width rims is much more likely to end up over-straining the tire's sidewall and shoulder cord structures. You will get greater sidewall heat generation and a reduction in fatigue life that could possibly show up before the tires are worn out.


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Anything more than a 245-255 won't help you anyway, you need the wheel to match the tire otherwise you're just wasting money.
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Look up the tires on Tire Rack or anywhere else you can find the specs; check the recommended wheel width range; and stay within that range
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285/35 are getting pretty bulged on a 9" wheel. definately wouldn't work on a 8"
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Agreed- 255/40 19 on a 9" wheel = perfecto for max handling and contact patch. I also love the Pirellis on my '14 Perf package. Perfectly matched with the man. trans and 3.31 gears. Gets no betta dan dat. Predictable, quiet, good ride..fun.

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For 255/40's, I'd suggest 9.5" over 9" if handling has much priority. Even half an inch wider than 'measuring' will demonstrate better composure in the upper lateral-g ranges if you're paying attention (you should at least notice).

FWIW, 255/40's are OK'd for rims out to 10" wide, and max-width fitments are even sharper and more precise once you're driving the corners well above the average driver's pace.


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Thanks for all the information guys. I new I would regret not getting 10" wide in the back when I ordered new wheels.
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