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Hey guys! Long time lurker here and new to the aftermarket wheel world.

Time has come to swap out my tires and wheels. I wanted to know what were some good wheel size fitments and tire fitments to go alongside them. I like the look of the 19x8 but moving to 19/18x8.5 might be an option.

I want something close to flush or an ever so slight poke, without rubbing. I may drop it in the future with springs. Pictures are welcomed too!

Additionally, I have seen some sites selling center bore rings. Are those necessary? Thanks for taking a look at my post! I apologize for being a bit new to this.

Edit: I am aware we have an aftermarket wheel thread, however, it is hard to gauge what fits well since most posts don’t include sizes.
 

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An old post of mine


Some higher-res pics at VelosterN
 

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An old post of mine


Some higher-res pics at VelosterN
Love it! How is the performance with them? Looks like you have a little more stretch than OEM.

Also, is that on stock suspension? Looks lowered. Thanks again!
 

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I'm very happy with the setup. The stretch is what will happen when you stick with the OEM 235/35/19 tires with a 19x8.5 wheel. No rubbing. Stock suspension, although I do have Whiteline rear camber arms and camber bolts up front.

No performance compromise for my driving (street only). If you plan to track or autocross, I would not recommend any stretch at all and would also downsize to 18".
 

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I'm very happy with the setup. The stretch is what will happen when you stick with the OEM 235/35/19 tires with a 19x8.5 wheel. No rubbing. Stock suspension, although I do have Whiteline rear camber arms and camber bolts up front.

No performance compromise for my driving (street only). If you plan to track or autocross, I would not recommend any stretch at all and would also downsize to 18".
What is your reasoning for downsizing to 18” for track?
 

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What is your reasoning for downsizing to 18” for track?
Weight and cost. 18" wheels/tires are generally cheaper and lighter vs. 19" of the same brand. Every pound counts and so does every dollar. :D
 

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Nice! Any size suggestions for 18s to get flush/slight poke?
If I were to get 18", I'd mount 235/40/18 tires to an 18x8 wheel to be as close to OEM rolling diameter as possible. In regards to flush/slight poke, maybe ET 40 or 45. I'm sure someone on this board has this exact setup!
 
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I'm running 18 inch wheels 8.5 inch wide I believe. Tires are 245 40 18 for sure. Michelin PS4S all season 97 load rating. I had slight fender rub on the fronts only, back are same size tires and wheels and were fine. I bought a fender roller and still have it around (anyone want to buy it off me? I should probably sell it since I don't plan on rolling any more fenders any time soon). The front fenders had to be rolled a bit for my front wheels to clear. Even without rolling, damage to the tire was very superficial and minimal and would not affect life of tire at all I bet. I've replaced 3 already and I bought my car with 3k miles and OEM Pirellis... put Michelins on at 3k miles. 7 tires later I'm at 15k miles barely with 3 new tires and 1 bare one. I hope I pick up another nail soon! 🤤 Tire&wheel insurance at cost. Perks of selling cars and helping to sell tire and wheel insurance all the time maybe. If anyone wants a car from me around Dallas I bet I can get you tire&wheel at cost too, car at MSRP minus applicable factory incentives. (Just throwing it out there I do not mean to advertise and will not continue to do so I promise).

Ride was improved for me greatly with the crappy pavement where I live. Grip is much greater too, cornering, accelerating, braking... at least 10% more I would estimate in every direction. It's crazy. I think these tires are stickier than the original Pirellis in addition to being wider and all that and mounted on a lightweight wheel like the Enkeis I have, it's a vast improvement imo. The only downside is that I have lost some of the dartiness that was initially present but I used to drive a Mini Cooper and don't necessarily want a go-kart feel, I wanted more grip and a better ride so I am happy with my decision. It worked just like I thought. I expected a slight reduction in steering feel and dartiness and I am okay with that, the car still feels incredible especially with solid engine mounts and soon I will be installing rigid collars (have them) and maybe a sway bar or chassis brace to stiffen things further. The stiffer the better imo, as long as it doesn't get too heavy. I hope this info helps yall make the best decision for yourself and your circumstances and desires.
 

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I'm running 18 inch wheels 8.5 inch wide I believe. Tires are 245 40 18 for sure. Michelin PS4S all season 97 load rating. I had slight fender rub on the fronts only, back are same size tires and wheels and were fine. I bought a fender roller and still have it around (anyone want to buy it off me? I should probably sell it since I don't plan on rolling any more fenders any time soon). The front fenders had to be rolled a bit for my front wheels to clear. Even without rolling, damage to the tire was very superficial and minimal and would not affect life of tire at all I bet. I've replaced 3 already and I bought my car with 3k miles and OEM Pirellis... put Michelins on at 3k miles. 7 tires later I'm at 15k miles barely with 3 new tires and 1 bare one. I hope I pick up another nail soon! 🤤 Tire&wheel insurance at cost. Perks of selling cars and helping to sell tire and wheel insurance all the time maybe. If anyone wants a car from me around Dallas I bet I can get you tire&wheel at cost too, car at MSRP minus applicable factory incentives. (Just throwing it out there I do not mean to advertise and will not continue to do so I promise).

Ride was improved for me greatly with the crappy pavement where I live. Grip is much greater too, cornering, accelerating, braking... at least 10% more I would estimate in every direction. It's crazy. I think these tires are stickier than the original Pirellis in addition to being wider and all that and mounted on a lightweight wheel like the Enkeis I have, it's a vast improvement imo. The only downside is that I have lost some of the dartiness that was initially present but I used to drive a Mini Cooper and don't necessarily want a go-kart feel, I wanted more grip and a better ride so I am happy with my decision. It worked just like I thought. I expected a slight reduction in steering feel and dartiness and I am okay with that, the car still feels incredible especially with solid engine mounts and soon I will be installing rigid collars (have them) and maybe a sway bar or chassis brace to stiffen things further. The stiffer the better imo, as long as it doesn't get too heavy. I hope this info helps yall make the best decision for yourself and your circumstances and desires.
Thanks! Have any pics?
 

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