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Old 02-26-2008, 12:01 AM
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295/30/19 or 275/30/19 on 10-inch rim?

Upgrading to 19" wheels soon.
Some of the wheels i'm looking at are 19x10 et50mm rear and 19x8 et50mm front.

If I go 295/30/19 on the rear that ends up being over 4% larger wheel diameter than my current 285/30/18 rears. If I go 275/30/19 I'm at about 3% larger, which is a bit better.

Will the 275/30/19's look too narrow, is this not recommended, will it be ok etc? As always, any experienced input is appreciated.
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early 996's came with 265 rears on a 10' wheel so the 275 won't be undersized at all. That said I've seen people stuff 295's on a 10' wheel as well. 275 is probably more optimal, less weight, and will have a crisper feel due to less sidewall play.

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early 996's came with 265 rears on a 10' wheel so the 275 won't be undersized at all. That said I've seen people stuff 295's on a 10' wheel as well. 275 is probably more optimal, less weight, and will have a crisper feel due to less sidewall play.

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Agreed, a 10.5 wheel would be more desirable for a 295 and 11 is optimal.
In your case stick to a 275.
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thanks- what's odd is my factory p-zero rear tires are 285/30/18 on a 10" rim
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285 on a 10 is fine. That was the optional factory wheel.
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thanks- what's odd is my factory p-zero rear tires are 285/30/18 on a 10" rim
Should have been the factory size on an 02+
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I have 295 fitted 10.5 wheel on narrow body. Fit perfectly under my fender and look aggressive. Corvette owners always come up to me and compliment the steam rollers.
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I run 295 slicks on stock twisty's and it fits fine. I run 285 on the street. Not sure if the 19" wheel make a difference.
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The wheels I just ordered from Wheel Dynamics are 11.5" rears with 315's...those are steam rollers. I can't wait to put those babys on. I'm having them painted so it is going to take a few weeks. I'll post pictures when I get them.
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The wheels I just ordered from Wheel Dynamics are 11.5" rears with 315's...those are steam rollers. I can't wait to put those babys on. I'm having them painted so it is going to take a few weeks. I'll post pictures when I get them.
crazy, can't wait to see that- Which wheels did you get?
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I have 295 fitted 10.5 wheel on narrow body. Fit perfectly under my fender and look aggressive. Corvette owners always come up to me and compliment the steam rollers.
Yeah, the tire width of 295 would be fine, it's the wheel offset that makes the diff.
For example, a 19x11 et50 rim sticks outwards 30mm over an 18x10 et67 rim. That's too wide for a nb car without fender mods. So regardless of tire width it wouldn't fit. Correct rim offset is the key.
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They are carerra sport wheels...they look like these but I'm getting mine painted flat/satin black.
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I have 295s on stock 10 inch 18s. No problema. Looks cool too.
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They are carerra sport wheels...they look like these but I'm getting mine painted flat/satin black.
That's Flojo1's car. One of the OLC from Pcars.us.

Contact Carlos @ Wheel Dynamics is the man. He has wheels that can go on a 996 N/A up to 315 in the rear without fender rolling.
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They are carerra sport wheels...they look like these but I'm getting mine painted flat/satin black.

That's Flojo1's car. One of the OLC from Pcars.us.

Contact Carlos @ Wheel Dynamics is the man. He has wheels that can go on a 996 N/A up to 315 in the rear without fender rolling.
That is who I went through...and I have to say that even though I have not received the wheels, I have really enjoyed working with Carlos. I'd recommend him to anyone. He is having Eli paint them (Hurry up Eli I need to get those on my car) and I have heard Eli does great work also.


can't wait to get them...
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