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Old 04-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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Will - it - rub?

Hey there,

So I recently got off these terrible 245/45s on 19s all around my car that were causing all sorts of rubbing and fending hitting issues.

I upgraded to a staggered set with 245/35 (8.5) in the front and 285/30(EDITED) (9.5) 19 inch wheels in the back. The tire suggestion came from the wheel guy, because the circumference is closer because I have a 4matic.

Using a tire calculator, I noticed these tires are almost an inch and a half shorter than the previous set - so I'm hoping I won't have such disastrous rubbing issues. Anyone know for sure?

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I assume you are on a different wheel now after you met the pothole from H___-? I am using a 245/35-19 on the front. It is mounted on a 19 x 9" wheel with an ET38 offset. You should have no issue with rubbing up front. As you say it is considerably smaller in diameter than the 245/45. I am using a 285/30-19 in the rear as I also have 4Matic. My difference front to rear is .1%. Your difference from front to rear with the 285/35 is 4.3%. That may be enough to trigger your traction control, so keep an eye on it.
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Hey man. Nice to see you again.

I meant 285/30. Silly me. I was so buried in tire calculators at the time, just double checked and that's it.

So I ended up with an interesting situation. Tire and wheel package paid out massively, along with a cracked wheel from the first set.

All in all - I got an 18 inch square 8.5 for Winter and Spring. 245/35 all around on USA RIM replicas. They look great.

And I was able to finnagle a deal with the wheel distributor for M590s, only in Brushed Polished custom finish. These will be the same - 8.5/9.5 staggered with 245/35 in the front and 285/30 in the rear. I asked because I was swapping out for the 'winter set' and saw a tiny bit of damage to the guard, but nothing substantial, so I wanted to check.

If your 285/30s in the rear aren't giving you any grief, I should be good. I'll bring the car for a wash later and post the pics of the replica wheel set, and then the M590 brushed polished set when I get them on WHEN I DON'T SEE A SINGLE POTHOLE FOR AT LEAST A MONTH.
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Good for you! Yeah I have not switched over to my summer 19's yet either because it is still pothole city out there. I might not get them on the car until June at this rate. It's 38 degrees and just started to snow. WTF?
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Considering how much you guys spend on 2 set of wheels, that seem to get squared every other season, you should have enough money to move to Las Vegas.
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