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Old 04-20-2017, 10:37 PM   #1
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C55 Tire Setup Help

Hi guys, I am in need of new tires for my c55 an had some questions. I am currently running 225/35/18 and 255/35/18. I want to know if I can put 235/40/18 in the front. And if so, would I have to change the rears to larger to balance it? If anyone has done this let me know. Thanks
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It shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't go any wider in the rear if you're on stock wheels.
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I run 40 series in front and 35 in the rear on my c43 forever. I think the c55 I just got is same
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That's a good setup as I have the same. 265 rears want to rub on compression or I'd still be running those. IMO, 245s up front made the steering slow and numb so I dropped a size. 235s seems to be a good compromise.
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Careful you don't rub the front spring perch above the tire.
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I have 265's on the rear and have never rubbed. Do have a different shock set up?


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That's a good setup as I have the same. 265 rears want to rub on compression or I'd still be running those. IMO, 245s up front made the steering slow and numb so I dropped a size. 235s seems to be a good compromise.
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I have 265's on the rear and have never rubbed. Do have a different shock set up?
Depends on the brand and tire. Pilot Super Sports rub just barely at full compression, Conti DWs rub almost all of the time but Hankooks never rubbed. All 265s, but since I'm stuck on PSSs because they're phenomenal, I dropped down to a 255.
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I put the newest Michelin super sports on the rear 255/30/19 and they rubbed like crazy. Replaced all 4 tires with the newest Conti Extreme Sport rubbing all gone. The SS tread measured 10" versus the Conti's at 9.1" which is a huge difference.
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