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Old 03-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #11
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I'm curious what kind of driving you're doing that you need rubber that wide.
I second that hahha

my 235's are more than wide enough for the power we are putting down
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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I'm curious what kind of driving you're doing that you need rubber that wide.
I have 13000 miles on the car since September when I purchased brand new.

I drive a lot. And there are plenty of reasons as to why I went w/ wider rubber.

Looks
More rim protection
More grip
Better handling
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Personal preference really.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #13
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I have 13000 miles on the car since September when I purchased brand new.

I drive a lot. And there are plenty of reasons as to why I went w/ wider rubber.

Looks
More rim protection
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Better handling
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Personal preference really.
Then why not go with 315s? Imagine the looks, grip and handling you'll get with that.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #14
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Then why not go with 315s? Imagine the looks, grip and handling you'll get with that.
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(I'm with ya there jdubhack!)

Ok...back from Discount Tire, went with Pirelli's, 245/40-18 and they look FANTASTIC!!! Really didn't think the ride quality would be that different but it's night and day. Softer, quieter, and just the same (or better) handling.

And sure the 235's suffice and we definitely don't put an abundance of power to the wheels/tires, but it's not about power...it's about handling and the wider footprint will always add to that without sacrificing the dynamics of the car.

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The 255 didn't rub on my st and a diff between a 235 and a 255 isn't even a inch I with which wouldn't affect anything
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Then why not go with 315s? Imagine the looks, grip and handling you'll get with that.
there is something fantastic about cramming the widest possibile tire on a car THAT FITS within the wheel well.

315 would have great handling, but would be hell to fit.
i think a 9" wide wheel with 255's would be perfect.
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The 255 didn't rub on my st and a diff between a 235 and a 255 isn't even a inch I with which wouldn't affect anything
What size sidewall, and what size wheel? I'm curious to know if a 255/60R15 will fit with no rubbing.
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What size sidewall, and what size wheel? I'm curious to know if a 255/60R15 will fit with no rubbing.
I would venture a "yes" Ray.



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