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    1. Member BluMagic's Avatar
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      05-30-2009 07:52 PM #1
      Picked up my 245/35 p-zeros today... probably ordering the wider wheels for them next week.

      so who else is running wide tires? i know danGSR is because his threads have helped me a lot.

      im super excited and impatient....let me see you car (235 or above)! please add offset and wheel width too

      since my old thread got bumped i'll add the install pic





      Modified by BluMagic at 1:30 PM 7-16-2009

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    2. 05-30-2009 09:50 PM #2
      i'm running 235/40's on my stock 17 inch wheels. what a ridiculous difference in cornering capability with the larger contact patches! you will be pretty stoked once you take your favorite sweeper 10 mph faster for the first time.

      i'll take some pictures tomorrow of my setup... but i do have to say you made a mistake with your tire choice. its all about the dunlop direzza star specs


      Modified by rhouse181 at 6:53 PM 5-30-2009


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      05-30-2009 09:56 PM #3
      also running 235's

      235 45 17 actually on a 17 x7.5 45 offset.

      fits awsome. no rubbing. dropped on sportlines


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      05-30-2009 10:10 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by rhouse181 »
      i'm running 235/40's on my stock 17 inch wheels. what a ridiculous difference in cornering capability with the larger contact patches! you will be pretty stoked once you take your favorite sweeper 10 mph faster for the first time.

      i'll take some pictures tomorrow of my setup... but i do have to say you made a mistake with your tire choice. its all about the dunlop direzza star specs


      Modified by rhouse181 at 6:53 PM 5-30-2009

      cool i wanna see your pics ...

      i knew i'd get a comment or two about the tires...and i shoulda got star specs
      my dad has the pzeros too though and they are pretty sticky but pretty quiet also.... if i was to ever autocross or track it for real i'd have 17's with star specs.

      you have sways btw?

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    5. 05-30-2009 10:20 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »

      if i was to ever autocross or track it for real i'd have 17's with star specs.

      you have sways btw?

      even for street use only, the star specs are looney... but the pzeros are certainly a nice tire too.

      yea, i have an H&R 24mm rear bar set to full stiff and some 10mm spacers in the back. besides that, the rest of the suspension is stock...


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      05-31-2009 12:25 AM #6
      if it were "whos running 205s or smaller" this thread would be popin.
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      05-31-2009 12:40 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by melvin3582 »
      if it were "whos running 205s or smaller" this thread would be popin.

      lmao^^^

      I'm running 235/40's on my 18x8's... i believe my offset is 48, but i don't remember off the top of my head-

      I don't have a good pic showing the difference... but i parked next to a GTI running 225's on huffs, and for some reason mine looked quite a bit wider

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      05-31-2009 01:23 AM #8
      I'm running 245/45 on my 17" huff reps

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      05-31-2009 12:04 PM #9
      235/35/19s, et 50 on an 8" wide wheel.
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      05-31-2009 12:12 PM #10
      anyone got pics?
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      05-31-2009 12:41 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »
      anyone got pics?

      x2


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      05-31-2009 12:51 PM #12
      I run 245 35 18 Hoosiers on huffs 18/7 1/2 no rub.

      http://aseipos.zenfolio.com/p967098119/e14b57b78

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      05-31-2009 12:59 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by uscrew96 »
      I run 245 35 18 Hoosiers on huffs 18/7 1/2 no rub.

      http://aseipos.zenfolio.com/p967098119/e14b57b78

      wow that still looks good on the 18x7.5.... you were so close to three wheelin too cool pics

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      05-31-2009 02:20 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Slipstream »
      235/35/19s, et 50 on an 8" wide wheel.

      post a pic you noob


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      05-31-2009 02:57 PM #16
      im running 235/40/18's on an 8" wide wheel. lots of rubber, and im honestly amazed at the cornering difference with just tires. everything else on the car is stock.

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    17. 05-31-2009 03:44 PM #17
      here is my setup...

      and a little tricycle action:



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      05-31-2009 04:40 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by rhouse181 »
      here is my setup...


      and a little tricycle action:


      Modified by rhouse181 at 12:49 PM 5-31-2009

      this pic is awesome.... your setup looks great. i hope i can get to a track one day and learn some stuff.

      Kylecrish...

      whats the ET on your wheels? yours is about as far as i'd push out the front. and i want to make sure im safe.

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      05-31-2009 05:11 PM #19
      Im running 2..... 245/45r17's up front. does that count?

      I havent officially "ran" them yet but Ive driven them around a bit with no rubbing.

      Wont be fulling tested until I get my RSS kit on and get to the track.

      Should help "some" with my wheel spin problem





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      05-31-2009 05:16 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »

      wow that still looks good on the 18x7.5.... you were so close to three wheelin too cool pics

      check the rear.

      http://aseipos.zenfolio.com/p960803842/e18940525

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      05-31-2009 06:29 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by BluMagic »

      this pic is awesome.... your setup looks great. i hope i can get to a track one day and learn some stuff.

      Kylecrish...

      whats the ET on your wheels? yours is about as far as i'd push out the front. and i want to make sure im safe.

      they are et43 on all 4 corners. its too much on the front, but the rear is perfect IMO. but it doesnt matter much, im selling the wheels anyway. i need suspension badly.

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      05-31-2009 07:27 PM #22
      245/40 17" Direzza Z1s, Versus stock

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    23. 05-31-2009 08:09 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by curvedinfinity »
      245/40 17" Direzza Z1s, Versus stock

      how wide are those wheels? the 245's look good...


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      05-31-2009 08:09 PM #24
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    25. 05-31-2009 08:14 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by KyleCrish »
      im running 235/40/18's on an 8" wide wheel. lots of rubber, and im honestly amazed at the cornering difference with just tires. everything else on the car is stock.

      Whats sad is, tires are an underrated upgrade.


    26. 05-31-2009 08:32 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by SpiderX1016 »

      Whats sad is, tires are an underrated upgrade.

      yea no kidding, best handling for the buck upgrade after the rear sway bar...

      i'm impressed you got the 245s on the 7.5" wheel. do you have a close up of the sidewall? i was going to go there with this last set tires, but stuck with the 235s because i was worried that that wide a tire would jack up the sidewall and throw off the flex characteristics when under side load


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      05-31-2009 08:32 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by SpiderX1016 »

      Whats sad is, tires are an underrated upgrade.

      +10000000

      I had the chance to lap beside an E92 M3 during the track day that picture is from.

      It was running stock tires, so I didn't know how it would stack up. In the end, it would gain a few car lengths in the straights, but then I'd gain a football field every braking zone and corner group.

      That kind of affirmed my philosophy that its more sensible to pay for a reasonable car with nice tires than a nice car with reasonable tires. Cheaper too.

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      05-31-2009 08:39 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by rhouse181 »

      yea no kidding, best handling for the buck upgrade after the rear sway bar...

      i'm impressed you got the 245s on the 7.5" wheel. do you have a close up of the sidewall? i was going to go there with this last set tires, but stuck with the 235s because i was worried that that wide a tire would jack up the sidewall and throw off the flex characteristics when under side load

      I had Z1s in 225/40 18s on hufeisens last year, and they flexed much less than these, but in the end, these do generate more cornering force. If I were buying them for the street, there is no question that I'd go with a size more proportional to the wheel's width.

      Edit: I chose to buy 7.5" wheels because they were a steal.


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      19X8 et42 RS4 reps/235X35X19/Koni Yellows/Vogtland 2.5+"drop



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      07-16-2009 04:19 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by curvedinfinity »
      7.5"

      no rubbing?

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      07-16-2009 06:28 PM #31
      I love functional upgrade threads soooo much. I'm looking upgrade my stock p-zero 225's to 235's. I was worried about how 'meaty' the 235's would look on my 18x8's but from what i've seen in here it won't be too bad.
      Running H&R Touring Cup kit (= to H&R sport springs) w/ 18x8 et45
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    32. 07-16-2009 08:17 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by nosrednug »
      I love functional upgrade threads soooo much. I'm looking upgrade my stock p-zero 225's to 235's. I was worried about how 'meaty' the 235's would look on my 18x8's but from what i've seen in here it won't be too bad.
      Running H&R Touring Cup kit (= to H&R sport springs) w/ 18x8 et45

      on an 8" wide wheel, i'd rock the 245's...

      yea, these functional upgrade threads are few and far between


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      07-16-2009 11:38 PM #33
      235/40-18 on a 18X8 et 45



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      01-10-2010 08:58 PM #34
      thought i'd bring this thread back to see if ppl are still runnin em or some new people are


      i switched to s drives the pirellis were sh*t

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    35. 01-10-2010 10:14 PM #35
      235/35/19 Nitto555. Not sure what the off set or the width of the rims are.



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