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Old 05-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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I want to replace the rear stock summer potenza tires with maybe something in a 265 width, has anyone done this? Im thinking about BFG G-force KDW. let me know, show me pics on the stock 19's.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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I don't think it's safe to go past...a 255 on stockers, I believe?

I have 275, but on a wider wheel.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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ya i just want the widest that will fit, cause im getting my new MAF sensor and off the line its going to wheel hop like a MOFO. the new camaro comes with 265 i think but again they are on a 20 inch wheel
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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ya i just want the widest that will fit, cause im getting my new MAF sensor and off the line its going to wheel hop like a MOFO. the new camaro comes with 265 i think but again they are on a 20 inch wheel
Why would a new MAF sensor cause a car to wheelhop? Our cars are not very prone to it, it has more to do with the suspension than the width of the tires.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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ya i just want the widest that will fit, cause im getting my new MAF sensor and off the line its going to wheel hop like a MOFO. the new camaro comes with 265 i think but again they are on a 20 inch wheel
Camaro SS wheel is 20 x 9, I think 265 might be a little big for only a 8 inch wide rim.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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ya well the maf claims 8-15 HP in low end and upto 15 lbs of low end torque, on my friends vette he only had the maf and intake and it really woke up the low end. idk i just cant grip or run better than a 14.0
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im running a 275 rear, going up to a 285.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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The 8" wide wheels will handle a 255, 265, or even a 275. It is weather or not when added to the sidewall height if it is going to cause any rubbing issues or not.

Though the wider tire will roll over some on the wheel as long as you have enough room it shouldnt hurt anything.
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The 8" wide wheels will handle a 255, 265, or even a 275. It is weather or not when added to the sidewall height if it is going to cause any rubbing issues or not.

Though the wider tire will roll over some on the wheel as long as you have enough room it shouldnt hurt anything.
not to thread jack, but i can add a wider tire to my wheel other than the 8.5 i have now?
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #10
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The 8" wide wheels will handle a 255, 265, or even a 275. It is weather or not when added to the sidewall height if it is going to cause any rubbing issues or not.

Though the wider tire will roll over some on the wheel as long as you have enough room it shouldnt hurt anything.
I cannot imagine any dealership willing to put their necks on the line by installing a 275mm tire on an 8" wheel.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:39 PM   #11
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I cannot imagine any dealership willing to put their necks on the line by installing a 275mm tire on an 8" wheel.
Not to mention how it would look.

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I didnt way it would look right or fit the best, but each tire manufacture has a recommended wheel width for each size tire.

In reality a 8" wheel = 203mm, so a 245mm tire is already wider at 9.64" than the 8" wheel it is going on.a 275mm tire will be 10.82" wide which will put about 1.4" on each side of the rim where as with the stock tire you already have .80" on each side of the stock 19x9 wheel.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:09 PM   #13
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OK, we've done some test fitting and have finally decided on the following:

Fronts: P265/35R19 on 19 x 9.5" +34 mm.

Rears: P305/30R19 on 19 x 11" +54 mm.

Check out how small the stock P245/WR19 tires look in comparison to the rears.



Some minor modifications are required on the rear, and we'll post the details in a few weeks. In the interim, here's what these monsters look like on the car.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #14
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That looks awesome, but I'm more interested in the front fitment myself.

I really want to go with a square fitment of 275/40/18s (obviously not on the stock rims).
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #15
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OK, we've done some test fitting and have finally decided on the following:

Fronts: P265/35R19 on 19 x 9.5" +34 mm.

Rears: P305/30R19 on 19 x 11" +54 mm.

Check out how small the stock P245/WR19 tires look in comparison to the rears.



Some minor modifications are required on the rear, and we'll post the details in a few weeks. In the interim, here's what these monsters look like on the car.


What were the mods you had to do?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:19 AM   #16
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I have 275, but on a wider wheel.
me too. love my fatties!
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What were the mods you had to do?
If I remember correctly, I believe they had to roll the fenders and trim away part of the wheel well. I remember seeing it in a post somewhere.
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If I remember correctly, I believe they had to roll the fenders and trim away part of the wheel well. I remember seeing it in a post somewhere.
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I didnt way it would look right or fit the best, but each tire manufacture has a recommended wheel width for each size tire.

In reality a 8" wheel = 203mm, so a 245mm tire is already wider at 9.64" than the 8" wheel it is going on.a 275mm tire will be 10.82" wide which will put about 1.4" on each side of the rim where as with the stock tire you already have .80" on each side of the stock 19x9 wheel.
On my GXP the stock 245/40-190 tire looks flush with the wheel. It doesn't look like it is sticking out an inch on each side.
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Nervous about rubbing and damaging paint.
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