19 or 20's with stock suspension?
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    19 or 20's with stock suspension?

    I am a newbie here and new owner of a black 2011 SX turbo. My first mod will be tires/rims, and wouldlike some help.

    Here are my desires:
    1. I want wider than stock tires, 245+
    2. I would like 20 rims, but will settle for 19s
    3. I dont want to have to mess with the camber
    4. The suspension will stay stock (its my wifesdaily driver)

    Im looking for combo tire/rims sizes WITH OFFESTS that will fit withno rubbing issues.

    Here are some combos I think might work:
    235/35/20 tires w 20X9ET40
    245/35/20 tires w 20X8.5ET35
    255/35/19 tires w 20X9ET38
    Do you know if any of these will work?

    I know different tire sizes will affect actual speed compared tospeedometer reading. Do I just live withit, or is there a way to change the speedometer gear so my mph, average mpg,etc. are all accurate?

    I have spent the last couple days scouring the forums, and haventfound a simple answer. Im sure this hasbeen beat to death, so I appreciate your help.

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    This is a good thread you might want to check out?

    The Official Aftermarket Optima Wheel Thread

    Good luck and post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vleest View Post
    I am a newbie here and new owner of a black 2011 SX turbo. My first mod will be tires/rims, and wouldlike some help.

    Here are my desires:
    1. I want wider than stock tires, 245+
    2. I would like 20” rims, but will settle for 19’s
    3. I don’t want to have to mess with the camber
    4. The suspension will stay stock (it’s my wife’sdaily driver)

    I’m looking for combo tire/rims sizes WITH OFFESTS that will fit withno rubbing issues.

    Here are some combos I think might work:
    235/35/20 tires w 20X9ET40
    245/35/20 tires w 20X8.5ET35
    255/35/19 tires w 20X9ET38
    Do you know if any of these will work?

    I know different tire sizes will affect actual speed compared tospeedometer reading. Do I just live withit, or is there a way to change the speedometer gear so my mph, average mpg,etc. are all accurate?

    I have spent the last couple days scouring the forums, and haven’tfound a simple answer. I’m sure this hasbeen beat to death, so I appreciate your help.
    You can use any of those combos as long as you don't lower the car. I would use the 245/35/20 on either 20" wheel to fill up some of the wheel gap. If you want the 19s, I like the 255 idea but you'll still have a lot of wheel gap.
    2015 SWP/Black EX Premium with 19x8.5" ET40 Advanti B1 Lupo wheels and
    255/40R19 Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position.
    Gone at 92k - 2013 SWP/Gray EX Premium with Megan EZ Street coilovers, 19x8.5" ET40 Advanti B1 Lupo wheels and
    235/40-19 Michelin Primacy MXM4.
    Gone at 68k - 2011 SWP/Gray EX Premium with Eibach springs, 19x8.5" ET40 Advanti B1 Lupo wheels and
    225/40-19 Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tires.


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    Remember 19" wheels and tires cost more than 20"

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    Please check the stickies. all info in there.

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