Is the outside diameter of the 19" tires the same as the 17" stockers? If not, do you get any rubbing or did you have to roll your fender lips? How wide are your 19"s?ftlfirefighter said:The shorter side wall of 18's improves lateral performance, handling, because of less flexing. I run 19's with a 35 series tire and it was a MAJOR difference than stock. Granted they ride ruffer but all the "squisheness" is gone when throwing the car into a turn. They look like thin rubber bands but that's part of the appeal also. Go with the Lightest wheel and tire combo as possible to reduce unsprung weight. BBS RGR weigh only 20 pounds per wich is some 10 lbs lighter than stock. The Michelin PS2 is also in the low 20lb per class. Rotating mass greatly affects handling and braking so the lighter the better.
NoBMWforME said:Sorry, I'm being lazy here and did not do a search of the archives, does anyone know the weigth of the stock wheel with the tire? I too am waiting for the staggered ROH Drift R setup to arrive and want to know if there is a big diff in unsprung weight with these wheels.
With those tires being directional, from the lower photo it look like their mounted backwards :confused . Are they? Or do the grooves fan out in the opposite direction on the inside?ftlfirefighter said:The overall diameter is .1" greater than stock. No rubbing with 8.5's f & r. I'm running 245/35-19 Michelin PS2's.
NEVER MIND! They are directional but the grooves aren't of a V-pattern. My bad!6QTS11OZ said:With those tires being directional, from the lower photo it look like their mounted backwards :confused . Are they? Or do the grooves fan out in the opposite direction on the inside?