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Posted 3/26/08 , edited 3/26/08
All right. I high doubt this is the correct place to ask this question but here goes. I have a 2007 CLK 550 with 17" running 225/45-17 F and 245/40-17 R. I'm getting HRE C21 19x8.5 F and 19x10 R. Does anyone know what size tire I should get? I'm guessing 235/35ZR19 F and 265/30ZR19 R. In your opinion what's the best street tire? I'm leaning toward some Yoko Advan Sport.
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Posted 3/26/08
255/30/19 in the front and 295/25/19 in the rears...but I dont know if those wont fit under there without flaring those rear fenders and im not sure about the fronts too. It all depends on your offset and if you can actually find tires in those sizes. Those are the only tires that will keep your speedo correct as with the factory rolling diameter.
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Posted 3/26/08
I went to tirerack and that was what they gave me. With the ones you said, rubbing will be evident. Damn, HRE are freaking expensive, though.

Posted 3/26/08
im a big fan of yokohama myself... some call it cheap.
I call it reliable.

i have a 215/45 r17 and they grip fairly well.

i tried the falken's... and they're ok too.
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Posted 3/27/08

lasthope05 wrote:

255/30/19 in the front and 295/25/19 in the rears...but I dont know if those wont fit under there without flaring those rear fenders and im not sure about the fronts too. It all depends on your offset and if you can actually find tires in those sizes. Those are the only tires that will keep your speedo correct as with the factory rolling diameter.


those sidewalls are tiny lol. i dont know if id trust it enough to daily drive expensive rims on. id go 40's atleast.
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Posted 3/27/08

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lasthope05 wrote:

255/30/19 in the front and 295/25/19 in the rears...but I dont know if those wont fit under there without flaring those rear fenders and im not sure about the fronts too. It all depends on your offset and if you can actually find tires in those sizes. Those are the only tires that will keep your speedo correct as with the factory rolling diameter.


those sidewalls are tiny lol. i dont know if id trust it enough to daily drive expensive rims on. id go 40's atleast.


Cant go 40 on the side walls. It increases your tire diameter too much with the 19" tires and throws your traveling speed and speedo way off.


OP, Yoko Advans are good summer tires but I would just go for some good all seasons with good life and grip.
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Posted 3/27/08
it might throw it off but you can always pace with someone else in a stock car and see how fast your going. i know its not TOO accurate, but its been done plenty of times before. and like i said, its just my opinion. I wont want those expensive HRE's to that close to the road.
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Posted 3/27/08
The HREs are going to be my summer wheel for obvious reason, and my stock wheels are currently running Dunlop Winter Sport. Chicago weather isn't nice for rwd cars - especially heavy ones like mine.
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Posted 3/27/08
Oh. Than thats perfectly fine. Its always best to have a dedicated tire for each season.. The Advan sports will do just fine then. If those sizes above are too big to fit. Than these should work pretty decent also. It will still make your speedo off a bit but only by 2mph if you can deal with it. Just make sure to get the correct offset with it.

245/35/19F
275/30/19R
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I'm going to stick with 18" since it seems like a better choice. Which one do you think is better? Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 or Yokohama ADVAN Sport? One's EPS and the other is MPS.
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Posted 3/29/08
for the street you dont want to have a R 19" ...maybe for racing yeah
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Posted 3/30/08
And why wouldn't I want 19" R for steet? Most CLKs I've know have 19" but the sidewall looks so skinny, so I changed my mind. 19" looks nice but the ride would be pretty bad, and I don't want to dent it while driving on bad roads. With 19" I'll have less rubber and that's a bad thing. I don't feel like getting new rubbers every other month because I drive hard. By hard, I mean I redline it everyday when I get the chance. It's going to be tough this summer with the outrageous gas price. lol I'm getting a new car in 2 years, so this will do the job.
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Posted 3/30/08
Advan sports will be fine. You dont need a crazy summer tire if your not going to be doing any type of racing or ciruit events. Thats just a waste of tire in my eyes.



chinky_sonny wrote:

for the street you dont want to have a R 19" ...maybe for racing yeah


You dont want 19"s EVER in any kind of racing. Where do you even get all your info from?
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Posted 3/31/08
big rims for the pavement is good and also it will fir in the big brembo... for the dirt you need dirt tires and enough cushion...are we talking of rally cars here or a ricer car...ah ah
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big rims for the pavement is good and also it will fir in the big brembo... for the dirt you need dirt tires and enough cushion...are we talking of rally cars here or a ricer car...ah ah


For the big brembos a 17" is all you really need or maybe an 18" all depending upon size and offset. And larger wheels for the pavements are not great because of everyday driving has too many variables in it. And with not enough sidewall clearance there goes your new wheels. And in any form or racing you dont ever use a overly large wheel then what is needed.

Give me your reasoning to why big wheels are good for pavement besides having larger brakes. Factory brakes are more than adequate for normal and slightly abusive driving, so IMO brakes are not a good argument at all.
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