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I just put my 19in te37sl on with hankook tires size 255/35/19 and 295/30/19. My car is dropped on swift springs, but I have some unwanted wheel gap. Should I

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just put my 19in te37sl on with hankook tires size 255/35/19 and 295/30/19. My car is dropped on swift springs, but I have some unwanted wheel gap. Should I exchange for higher sidewall tires or do I need to drop with something else. I know coilovers are best bet, but what are my other options?

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to go lower than that, you'll need to go to coils.

You can increase sidewall a little bit, but it's not gonna get rid of the gap.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that's odd. I'm on swifts too and my tires are considered one size small but I don't notice the wheel gap as much:



How long have you had the springs?

Based on calculations from stock tire sizes:

You're about .7 inches shorter in diameter in the front and .9 inches in the back. Meaning if you ran spec tire sizes you'd be able to cover another .35 inch of wheel gap in the front and another .45 inch of wheel gap in the back with OEM sized tires*.

*based on nismo specs:
NISMO tire size: F-245/40R19 R-285/35R19
NISMO rims: F-19x 9.5+40 R-19x10.5+23

You can adjust the tires to match OEM and lose some wheel gap.
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Realize with brand new springs, it will take a bit for the car to settle to its final height.

All that being said, I think you chose a great wheel for your car and it looks good as is.
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yeah you are running a smaller diameter so if you ran taller tires it would fill it out a little. But the springs are about 1" of a drop anyway so there is some gap.

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thanks for the reply guys. I've had the springs on for a few months now. I bought them used from someone on this forum. Thanks for the comment Chris. @ litesky, you have the non wheel gap I'm looking for. What size tires do you have?
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Wat offset are those? Perhaps its too aggressive for your setup. I would get taller sidewall
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offset is +22 all around. I'm leaning torwards a 255/40/19 for the fronts. The diameter is 1in more than my current setup for the front.
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Oh. Interesting. I calculated my tires in comparison to yours.

Fronts:
Stock -> 245/40/19 - Diameter = 26.7
Yours -> 255/35/19 - Diamter = 26.0
Mine -> 225/35/20 - Diameter = 26.2

Rears:
Stock -> 285/35/19 - Diamter = 26.9
Yours -> 295/30/19 - Diamter = 26.0
Mine -> 255/35/20 - Diameter = 27.0

Mine tires are stretched so I should be losing a bit in diamter, but not by much i guess. Use this to help you figure out a better tire size:

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If you want to go lower, coilovers are the way to go. We've got stuff ranging from $1000 to $5k+, so if you're looking to go that route there's plenty of options.

I think your car looks pretty good the way it is, but it could be a little lower.
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I'll take the swifts if you decide on coilovers.
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Good choice on wheels!
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I think it looks great as is
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