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      03-22-2013, 05:51 AM   #1
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9.5 rears on a 07 E92, what tire size?

What is the largest rubber I can wrap around a 9.5" rear wheel? Rims are 18" . Or if not widest, than whats the best size?

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265/35 seems to be the standard safe bet...if the wheel offset is at or near 35.
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      03-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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      03-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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265/35 or 255/35 would probably be ideal as long as you're not lowered enough to make clearance an issue.
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Ill be fitting 275 on the rears on my 9.5 width wheels. Will probably do fender roll though
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265/35 will be perfect fit.
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i run265/35/18 Dunlop direzza
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I run 265/35/18 Michelin pilot super sport. Excellent fit and my car is lowered about an inch.
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I run 265/35/18 Michelin pilot super sport. Excellent fit and my car is lowered about an inch.
How do you like that rubber? if I keep my 189's I will buy these same tires. I am just wondering if they are too soft a rubber and will not last that long.
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How do you like that rubber? if I keep my 189's I will buy these same tires. I am just wondering if they are too soft a rubber and will not last that long.
From RTF to 265/35 19 with 9.5, the ride was way smoother. PSS can't get better for street.

I wouldn't go any smaller of 265 on 9.5, you want the rim lip to be covered nicely, I hate it when the rim is wider than the tire. Looks horrible.
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i've been running 275's for a while, but i also rolled my rear fenders....
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How do you like that rubber? if I keep my 189's I will buy these same tires. I am just wondering if they are too soft a rubber and will not last that long.
I have the PSS on my stock rims. I like it so much that I bought it again for APEX ARC-8s. Plenty of thread life, not very noisy and sticks to the road like glue. I also used Hankook V12s, although it is a decent tire for the money, there is no comparison with the PSS.
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From RTF to 265/35 19 with 9.5, the ride was way smoother. PSS can't get better for street.

I wouldn't go any smaller of 265 on 9.5, you want the rim lip to be covered nicely, I hate it when the rim is wider than the tire. Looks horrible.
Definitely agree with this comment. This is how 265/35/18 looks on 9.5 inches rim.

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265/35 will be perfect fit.
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Well if I stick with my 189's the rear is only 8.5" wide so I doubt I can wrap them in265's. Have to stick with the 255's I guess. But sounds like the Mich PSS is the tire to use.
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I have 255/35ZR18 PSS on 18x9.5" (ET35 offset) rims. The tires fit the rims fine. I could have gone wider, but it would throw my speedo off.

Here are a few pics (the fronts are 225/40ZR18 on 8.5" rims).







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Sorry, but isn't 265/30 the ideal size for the rear? I thought in most situations we wanted a 35 profile in the front and 30 in the rear.
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Sorry, but isn't 265/30 the ideal size for the rear? I thought in most situations we wanted a 35 profile in the front and 30 in the rear.
Depends on the tread width. 265/30ZR18 would have worked for me, but PSS aren't made in that size, so in order to stick with the correct overall tire+wheel height, I had to go with 255/35ZR18 for the rears. 225/40ZR18 kept the fronts the same overall height as well.

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I'm running a 275/35/18 on the 9.5" arc8, lowered with -1.9 degrees of rear camber and I have plenty of clearance. Am going to run 285/35/18 next
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I have 255/35ZR18 PSS on 18x9.5" (ET35 offset) rims. The tires fit the rims fine. I could have gone wider, but it would throw my speedo off.

Here are a few pics (the fronts are 225/40ZR18 on 8.5" rims).







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I doubt the slight difference in diameter between the 255 and 265 would effect the speedo that much! Nice wheels BTW.
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I doubt the slight difference in diameter between the 255 and 265 would effect the speedo that much! Nice wheels BTW.
It would throw it off by a little over 1 mph faster, which means the odometer would count up faster. Over time, that adds up. That was enough for me to decide to go with the 255. It's just a personal thing, hehehe...

Thanks for the compliment on the wheels.

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It would throw it off by a little over 1 mph faster, which means the odometer would count up faster. Over time, that adds up. That was enough for me to decide to go with the 255. It's just a personal thing, hehehe...

Thanks for the compliment on the wheels.

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Are the 265's not a slightly larger diameter? if so your speedo would read less.
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