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225/40/18 255/35/19 possible?

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can i fit those tires on 18x8 19x10 with out rubbing?
i noticed everyone runs 215/35/18 and maybe 265/30/19, but i don't think nyc roads can take that hit....
anyone running 40 / 35 profile tires on 18/19 setup? and how does it look?
 
can i fit those tires on 18x8 19x10 with out rubbing?
i noticed everyone runs 215/35/18 and maybe 265/30/19, but i don't think nyc roads can take that hit....
anyone running 40 / 35 profile tires on 18/19 setup? and how does it look?

I would love to see it!
My guess is that it'll look horrible and you'll have tons of rubbing and TCS issues.

Here's a 265 or 275/35/19
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Here's a guy that put a 225/40/18 on their car:
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46035
 
o damn.......u think a 255 would make it look any better? i really dont know how the nyc roads are going to be with 215/35/18 and 255/30/19 lol
 
No. 225 40 18 is way too big. You can possibly run 225 35 18 on a 8.5 but 215 35 18 is reccomended as is 265 30 19, or 275 30 19.
 
i guess 35/30 profile it is......so for the 19x10, should i do 255/265/275? i guess im leaning towards 265
 
275/30/19 would be my vote for a 19x10.
The 275/30/19 would also have the thickest sidewall out of the three you mentioned.
 
275/30/19 would be my vote for a 19x10.
The 275/30/19 would also have the thickest sidewall out of the three you mentioned.

This ^^

I run Falken FK452 though, which is actually a thinner sidewall. They're designed for lowered vehicles and actually have a better wear pattern as well.
 
This ^^

I run Falken FK452 though, which is actually a thinner sidewall. They're designed for lowered vehicles and actually have a better wear pattern as well.

The Falken FK452 actually has a taller sidewall than most other tires of the same size - 275/30/19 for example (it's taller than the Kumho SPT which is 25.5" diameter, vs the FK452's 25.6" diameter).

What the FK452 is known for, however, is running narrower in section width than most other brand tires. For the 275/30/19, the FK452 has a section width of 10.5" (vs the Kumho's 10.9").

In fact, the FK452 has a narrower section width in 275/30/19 than the Kumho has in 265/30/19..
 
The Falken FK452 actually has a taller sidewall than most other tires of the same size - 275/30/19 for example (it's taller than the Kumho SPT which is 25.5" diameter, vs the FK452's 25.6" diameter).

What the FK452 is known for, however, is running narrower in section width than most other brand tires. For the 275/30/19, the FK452 has a section width of 10.5" (vs the Kumho's 10.9").

In fact, the FK452 has a narrower section width in 275/30/19 than the Kumho has in 265/30/19..

Agreed ^^ But with the narrower width section say on a 19x10 from my experience, the .1 diameter difference actually "stretches" the tire somewhat therefore making the overall diameter less overall.

Strictly from my past experience, and I've ran 100's of sets of aftermarket wheels on my cars in the past years.
 
So I'm guessing I should run a 275/30 fk but any other brand run 265?
How are the v12?
 
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If you are regularly driving your car on streets with lots of potholes, you may want to re-think your choice of wheels. Wheels with larger diameters (for the NSX, that means 18"/19" wheels) need to use tires with short sidewalls. As a result, the wheels are extremely susceptible to damage if you hit a pothole. Many folks use 17"/18", but if potholes are a concern, you may be better off with one of the stock fitments, like 16"/17" or 17"/17".
 
I would look into 17/18 setups, if potholes & road conditions are a concern.

Also, avoid mixing brands/tire types from front to rear. It's best to go the same tire and model front and rear for a more predictable handling.
 
the minute you dent one of your massive wheels with those rubber band tires in the metro area....and you get a nice front wheel vibration that makes your driving experience sucky you will remember this thread......:redface:
 
Well I have a couple of setups already, stock 16/17 track tires, 02 wheels track/summer tires, 17/18 volks street tires, now just looking to do a nice 18/19 setup to cruise
 
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