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Old 04-20-2017, 10:37 PM
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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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I have 235/40-18 up front and 265/35-18 out back. Fits great, no rub. Running PS91's and couldn't be happier with them.
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Tyres

I'm on 245/40R18 Front
265/35R18 Rear
Both Pirelli P Zero

I really don't know will have issues in the long run 😜
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Originally Posted by badbenzz
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.
Hey did you have the car lowered when you were running the 255s?

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Originally Posted by slize View Post
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
I've done it - currently sporting 235/40R18 and 255/35R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports on stock wheels and stock suspension with stock exhaust (okay, exhaust doesn't matter but I like speaking in threes ). I wanted a simple +10mm all around last year when I put these on.

No rubbing, scraping, or odd noises of any kind. I track my '06 C55, as well.**

Next I'm going to put some effort into getting a square stance with rear wheels up front. I understand that's a bit more effort (spacers, lugs/bolts, etc.).

**EDIT: just recalled when I track I can make out rub marks on my lower control arms; so the "of any kind" comment is actually limited to street driving. Regarding track driving, it ought to read "of marginal kind". But I'm pretty ham-fisted in the corners

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Originally Posted by Ackime Snow View Post
Hey did you have the car lowered when you were running the 255s?

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No the car has not been lowered (yet) and remember I am running 19" not 18"
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