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Need help with tires Please

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Hello Prime members. I just ordered my volk wheels front 18x8 with +36 offset and rear 19x10.5 with +40 offset. How wide tires can i run in front and rear without rubbing my fenders? The car will be siting on a set of JIC coil. I was thinking running 225/35/18 front and 285/30/19 in rear. Any advices would be appreciated.

Tri Nguyen
 
Hello Prime members. I just ordered my volk wheels front 18x8 with +36 offset and rear 19x10.5 with +40 offset. How wide tires can i run in front and rear without rubbing my fenders? The car will be siting on a set of JIC coil. I was thinking running 225/35/18 front and 285/30/19 in rear. Any advices would be appreciated.

Tri Nguyen


Me personally, I would go with 215 in front and 275 in the rear. Just because I do not like the thick meaty look of tires. I like the just slightly stretched look. 225's might rub, so 215's are a safer bet as well.
 
I got rub with both 215 and 225, so I just run the 225. On the rear, I run 285 and there is no rub. I prefer having some rubber hanging off the side just a touch to protect the rim from curbing.
 
I suggest 215/35-18 in front. You're unlikely to rub with 215/35-18 in the front; most folks don't. When you go to 225/35-18, that significantly ups the chances of rubbing.

I would also suggest 265/30-19 or, at most, 275/30-19 in the rear. The NSX handling seems to degrade when the stagger (difference in treadwidth, front vs rear) is 50 mm and even more so above that point.

Remember, the biggest factor in tire performance is the make/model of the tire, not the treadwidth; a stickier, narrower tire almost always grips better than a less sticky, wider tire. So for performance purposes, concentrate on buying better, stickier tires, more so than wider tires.

The best street tires available in 215/35-18 and 265/30-19 (and 275/30-19) is the Pirelli PZero Nero. The Tire Rack has them on closeout right now, so get them while you can; fronts are only $80!
 
Thanks guys. I'll go with 275/30/19 and 215/35/18. Pirelli tires, i like them alot have them on my supra. NSX PRIMERS FTW:wink:
 
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