Well, I had to try this. Since I am considering moving from staggered to all 4 tires the same on my next go-around with wheels & tires, I decided I should try to see if I could get a 285 on the front.
Specs are: my rear Hankook Ventus V12 285/35-19 on 19x9.5" rim.
Rim +45 offset did NOT...
Sorry in advance for the sub-par pictures. Our digital camera has seen its last days. The pictures do these no justice at all.
Yes, the dent will be fixed soon - someone bumped me, they are paying. LOL.
Wheels: MRR GT5's
Front - 19x8.5 +38 offset, 28.5# ea
Rear - 19x9.5 +45 offset, 27.5# ea...
Here is a sneak peak of what I decided on. Sorry but they will probably not get installed until end March/early April when a) the winter breaks in NJ and b) when my vibration problem is completely solved.
Wheels are staggered: MRR Design GT5's, 19x8.5 front +38 offset, 19x9.5 rear +45 offset...