new rims and tires

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  1. g_dogg

    g_dogg Member

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    wasup dudes.
    im gettin new momo fxl rims
    http://superbuytires.com/MOMO/FXL2 2pc/

    19x8.5 in the front 19x9.5 in the back, offset 28

    someone recommended 245/35/19 front & 275/35/19 back
    what do u guys think?

    how about 285/30/19 in the back?? would that be ok?
     
  2. Mr. Pacific Green

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    19's will look ghetto, especially if you keep the stock brake setup.
     
  3. MAXX RS4

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    Yea dude, theyll be way too big. 285's will look narrow for the height of the wheel and the sidewall will be like rubber bands. With the stock brakes it'll look horrible, and lets not even say anything if youre not dropped.
     
  4. g_dogg

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    my car is dropped. i have low rear, low front,side skirts. plannin on gettin wheels with the right
    offset to fit the big brakes. car is not gettho its very clean. shaved badges ,antenna...doesnt look like a space ship.anyway u get the
    point. after seeing a few cars in person today im goin 245/25/19 in front .cant decide between 265/35/19
    and 275/30/19. anyone have some advice??

    ps. dont tell me not to get 19s im not using these rims to race.
     
  5. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    i say go with the widest tire u can put there and or afford. 275 at least.
     
  6. Matt94GT

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    Sweet 19s are perfect on our cars. I would go for the widest you can get too especally on 19" wheels. Keep us posted!
     
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    like I said, 19's will look ghetto on a 94-98. Nobody is telling you not to get them - it's your $$. Your car may not look ghetto now, but it will. :nonono:
     
  8. g_dogg

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    thanks for the advice guys.
    i dont think it will look that gettho.
    take a look at this guys car. looks alright.
    http://www.oghabib.com/index2.htm

    i decided against 275/30/19
    because it has a really small sidewall (3.24) ... looks bad

    the guys on the site above has 285/30/19 on 19x9.5 rear rim
    this is not recommended but works fine for him.
    this tire recommend for 10 to 11.5 wide rims.
    but i dont wanna go 19x10 in the back

    285/30/19 has a sidewall of 3.36 just like the front tire
    that i want ( 245/35/19 with sidewall of 3.37)

    my other option is 265/35/19 which is a rare tire.
    (only michelin, pirelli,bridgestone)
    it has sidewall of 3.65 (compared to 3.36)but will be 10mm (0.4 inches)
    less wide then the 285.

    help me decide
    265/35/19 or 285/30/19
     
  9. Dalamar

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    Tires look tiny in that pic, personally I think 19's are to big proportionally unless you have a body kit to make the side of the car taller. the saleen in that pic, too big IMO. but, it's your car so whatever you like.


    On the tire, wider is better, just dont get them too short. 30mm tall is pushin it.
    I run a 295/35/18's on my rears


    If you want I can chop the wheels on your car to see?
     
  10. Foster98GT

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    I would go with the 295. However In my opinion the 19 inchers will be too big. I would also go with 18s.
     
  11. Matt94GT

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    What about 19s in the back and 18s in the front I think that would look great.
     
  12. fawcett

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    yo matt,
    you and i think alike. i really want to get some saleens with 18's upfront, and 19's out back.
    its like noone here realizes that the rear fenderwells look bigger than the front fenderwells
    and that they subsequently require more rim.

    i like the rims you have chosen, they are much different and we should thank you for not
    getting the faleens/fobras like so many others are running (including myself).

    just out of curiousity how much per rim? i didnt see pricing on their website
    oh and thanks for that link you sent with that black mustang i really like the way its put together

    please post some pics!
    -fawcett
     
  13. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I used to have cobra Rs but got sick of everyone having them, plus I was tired of them since they were polished so I wanted chrome. I paied like $230 a rim or somthing like that with shipping.
     
  14. Lightning Struck

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    vett style
     
  15. DropTopPony

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    I thought about getting 19's but the cost and the fact that i'd have less tire to protect them from the NJ roads swayed me towards some cheap 18's instead of the 19" RacingHart C5's i really wanted.
     
  16. 94gtstang50

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    Don't hit any potholes with wheels that big and tires that small. :noes: My sister had really low profile tires on her car and she poped her tire and cracked the rim when she hit a hole doing 50mph. 35 is the lowest profile I would go on a street car and even then thats pushing it.
     
  17. fawcett

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    so anyone have some more pics of 19's on sn95's?
    i would really like to see 18's up front and 19's in the back-my personal preferance
    -fawcett