: Tire sizes



Varsity
11-13-08, 04:22 PM
Anyone know what size tires the beast will have?

jvp
11-13-08, 04:36 PM
Anyone know what size tires the beast will have?

From Caddy's website:

Fronts: 255/40R19
Rears: 285/35R19

jas

Luna.
12-02-08, 04:04 PM
From Caddy's website:

Fronts: 255/40R19
Rears: 285/35R19

jas

This has been something that has had me raising an eyebrow a little. Tire height would be closer/better fit if Caddy went to a 295/35, instead of a 285/35. Why not go with the 295? Very strange... :confused::suspect:

How wide are the rims again?

atdeneve
12-02-08, 04:58 PM
Balance.

gotapex
12-02-08, 05:41 PM
This has been something that has had me raising an eyebrow a little. Tire height would be closer/better fit if Caddy went to a 295/35, instead of a 285/35. Why not go with the 295? Very strange... :confused::suspect:

How wide are the rims again?

295/35 is a very rare size.

285/35R19 & 255/40R19 are the stock BWM M5/M6 sizes, so tires are more widely available.

Luna.
12-02-08, 06:41 PM
Balance.

Balance would be better? Not sure I understand.


295/35 is a very rare size.

285/35R19 & 255/40R19 are the stock BWM M5/M6 sizes, so tires are more widely available.

It would be just as strange on BMW's side as well. If all these cars used 295 setup, it would probably make that tire size less rare.

Just weird that they wouldn't want as close a match in terms of tire height as reasonably possible. :confused:

gotapex
12-02-08, 06:50 PM
Balance would be better? Not sure I understand.



It would be just as strange on BMW's side as well. If all these cars used 295 setup, it would probably make that tire size less rare.

Just weird that they wouldn't want as close a match in terms of tire height as reasonably possible. :confused:

In the Michelin PS2:

255/40r19 is 27" tall
285/35r19 is 26.9" tall

In the virtually not manufactured 295/35r19, you get the extra 0.1" of height, but BF Goodrich is the only major manufacturer who makes that size, and they only make it in the all-season, not a summer tire. Everyone else makes 295/30r19, which is too short.

atdeneve
12-02-08, 07:44 PM
Balance would be better? Not sure I understand.



It would be just as strange on BMW's side as well. If all these cars used 295 setup, it would probably make that tire size less rare.

Just weird that they wouldn't want as close a match in terms of tire height as reasonably possible. :confused:

295s would promote more understeer, which, I suppose, they could have tuned out to more neutral handling, but then you still have the availability issue everyones mentioned.

Luna.
12-02-08, 08:43 PM
In the Michelin PS2:

255/40r19 is 27" tall
285/35r19 is 26.9" tall

In the virtually not manufactured 295/35r19, you get the extra 0.1" of height, but BF Goodrich is the only major manufacturer who makes that size, and they only make it in the all-season, not a summer tire. Everyone else makes 295/30r19, which is too short.

Those slackers just need to start making the right sizes then! :stirpot:

thebigjimsho
12-02-08, 11:15 PM
7:59. I don't care.

Luna.
12-02-08, 11:22 PM
7:59. I don't care.

I might