Tire size recommendations

Stangnoob

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Hey everyone,
So I got myself a staggered set of wheels 19x8.5 front and 19x10 rear. What size tires should I get for this setup? For bolt ons I have JLT series 3 cai and frp 62 mm throttle body I do plan to install some Adjustable coil overs in the near future and maybe some cams as well but that’s further down the road. Thanks in advance!
 
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08GT500

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Hi,
What Rims did you come across?
Not all Rims for these are clearanced the same for Brake Rotors or backspaced identically for the wheel-wells, but providing the Rims are for the 05’-09’ S197’s and you don’t go too far with width or run monster Calipers or brake rotors, you should be OK.

Originally, i was going to stagger width on my 2008’ GT with 19’s. To clear with no issues my staggered Tire/Rim target size was 255/40R19’s up front, 285/35R19’s out back. Tires...Nitto555G2’s.
I can assure you with a near stock GT you’ll have much improved traction on the Asphalt.
Lots of good tires out there, made for best performance under specific conditions..
A Physics law..”Friction is independent of surface area”. I have to remind myself of this.
For Tires, it holds a simple meaning:
..wider is not always better.
(Ok, I agree it does look pretty cool, lol.)
Have Tires in mind already?
A good resource to view S197’s with various Tire combo’s folks have already put together
on A.Muscle.
Best of luck!:burnout:
-John
 
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