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Old 11-20-2004
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I'm looking to put 19x8.5s in the front and 19x9.5s in the rear and want to know what tire size I could fit on the fronts and rears.

My guess is Falken GRB 245/40zr19s for the front and Falken GRB 285/35zr19 for the rears.
 
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Kurt Busch is the Champion!

17x9 is common in the front as is 17x10.5 in the rear.
 
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Yes, but I'm getting 19s so if anyone could help out with tire sizes, that'd be great.
 
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AC white face?

it's onna be hard to find 8.5s for the front and 9.5s for the rear...

jsut get a 9" front and a 10.5 rear?
 
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This tool works wonders:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
 
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Originally Posted by PickupMan92
it's onna be hard to find 8.5s for the front and 9.5s for the rear...

jsut get a 9" front and a 10.5 rear?
I've found the rims, I need tires that aren't going to rub.
 
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Camber Issues

Use the calculator.
 
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Old 11-26-2004
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I did and the tires I like are "exactly" an inch larger. I'll go ahead and start saving for my tires, seeing as they're $203 a piece for the fronts and $320 a piece for the rears.
 
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and u're also screwed when it comes to rotating them....so long tires...
 
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I would get the same size wheel/tire all around so you can rotate them. But it's up to you.
 
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also in wet weather u're rear end is going to wanna fishtail like crazy...
 
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285 on a stang, will rub fo sho, i just say get some 18" deep dish bullitts, and you can run the 285, cause of the backspacing...

you need space back there for a 285, or else its gonna rub that exhaust i believe
 
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You can run 315's on the rear with no rubbing. Mustangs handle best with 275's all the way around, I think that is the setup you'll find on most autocrossers. They don't need any more help understeering, they do a good job of that already.
 
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A word of advice; set some money aside because the first time you hit a curb or a good pothole with those 19s you will be buying a new tire and repairing a rim.

Don't worry about going staggered. Z rated tires don't really last long enough to matter if you rotate or not. Keep your alignment in check and you'll be all good.
 
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