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      05-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Should i go with 225/255 tires or 235/265 tires for OEM 230 wheels?

Hi guys, i would just like to know if i should go with the stock tire sizes for OEM 230 wheels which are 225 front and 255 rear, or if i should go with 235s in the front and 265s in the rear??

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Hi guys, i would just like to know if i should go with the stock tire sizes for OEM 230 wheels which are 225 front and 255 rear, or if i should go with 235s in the front and 265s in the rear??

Please lemme know, thanks
hey what's up alen! i'd say go with 235/35 and 265/30. what are the wheel specs? running 225/35 and 255/30 is for an aggressive wide setup especially being low.
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hey what's up alen! i'd say go with 235/35 and 265/30. what are the wheel specs? running 225/35 and 255/30 is for an aggressive wide setup especially being low.
hey joe, so the specs for these 230 wheels are F 19x8 and R 19x9, and i think the offsets are ET34 for the front and ET37 for the rear
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Id do 225/255 IMO it's the perfect size for those widths.
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Id do 225/255 IMO it's the perfect size for those widths.
thanks for the info and i think most probably thats what im going to go with
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hey joe, so the specs for these 230 wheels are F 19x8 and R 19x9, and i think the offsets are ET34 for the front and ET37 for the rear
since you're going for the oem 230 wheels, 225/35 and 255/30 would be perfect. my bad i thought you were going for some other wheels

so you finally found yourself a set of them?
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I prefer the fatter tires - the 235 and 265 will fit fine, especially if you aren't dumped.
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since you're going for the oem 230 wheels, 225/35 and 255/30 would be perfect. my bad i thought you were going for some other wheels

so you finally found yourself a set of them?
thanks for answering my question bro, and im still waiting for the seller to give me a call, but wish me luck
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I prefer the fatter tires - the 235 and 265 will fit fine, especially if you aren't dumped.
i might take this route but im still not sure yet, btw just out of curiosity what is the difference in price between 225/255 and 235/265?
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i might take this route but im still not sure yet, btw just out of curiosity what is the difference in price between 225/255 and 235/265?
price difference isn't too far off, but you will have more options with a 235/265.

235/265 = more meat and more cushion

225/255 = less meat and you will feel the bumps a lot more than a 235/265 setup.

i do think 235/265 is better. 225/255 would look clean but lowered would be much better.
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price difference isn't too far off, but you will have more options with a 235/265.

235/265 = more meat and more cushion

225/255 = less meat and you will feel the bumps a lot more than a 235/265 setup.

i do think 235/265 is better. 225/255 would look clean but lowered would be much better.
thanks for all the useful info, now i just got some thinking to do
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price difference isn't too far off, but you will have more options with a 235/265.

235/265 = more meat and more cushion

225/255 = less meat and you will feel the bumps a lot more than a 235/265 setup.

i do think 235/265 is better. 225/255 would look clean but lowered would be much better.
btw, a forum member was saying that iDrive has a tire calibration and that it will calibrate based on GPS signal, but im not so sure what this means and also my car is non iDrive
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I run 235/265 on it, and it is a perfect setup.
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I run 235/265 on it, and it is a perfect setup.
I did the same on my 230s when I had them.
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I run 235/265 on it, and it is a perfect setup.
do you think it will be bad if i do go with 225/255 tires?
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I run 235/265 on it, and it is a perfect setup.
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hey what's up alen! i'd say go with 235/35 and 265/30. what are the wheel specs? running 225/35 and 255/30 is for an aggressive wide setup especially being low.
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I did the same on my 230s when I had them.
Gentlemen,
With this size (235/35 and 265/30) on 19's - what tire pressure do you set?
Thanks in advance.
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does anyone have photos with 230 or 225m wheels with 235s and 265s? I just want to see if they look okay and not to obese
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does anyone have photos with 230 or 225m wheels with 235s and 265s? I just want to see if they look okay and not to obese
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