: Bridgestone RE-01R and other tire questions. Need some help.



TheBlurLS1
03-16-09, 02:41 AM
I'm looking to put new tires on my Team Dynamics wheels (18x9). The stock 245 Goodyears fit perfect, but I hear they run a bit large for a 245. My question is, how do the RE-01R's in the same size compare to the factory Goodyears? If they run small for a 245, they will look stupid on the 9" rim.

The reason I'm concerned is I used to have a single 245 Riken Raptor mounted on a stock wheel for a spare and it looked much smaller than a stock Goodyear. I understand that the Riken is a "cheaper" tire and they probably narrowed it a bit to cut a bit of rubber off and save production cost. If I were to have a tire as wide as a stock Goodyear I would be totally satisfied with mounting it on my 9" TD wheel.

I would run a 255/45/18, but I worry about front clearance on the spindle/control arm.

I'm looking at 100 different tires in 3 different sizes (also considering 255/40/18). I'm about to go totally insane looking at tires lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone know of a 245 tire that is relatively cheap and the same width (or a hint wider) than the stock Goodyears?

Thanks guys!

rjoffe
03-16-09, 01:33 PM
My V came with 255/45-18 KDW's. They fit fine.

Take a look at Tire Rack they did have some 245/45-18 Goodyears for $98 each a while back

lollygagger8
03-16-09, 01:51 PM
KDW's RULE!

ccextra1976
03-16-09, 04:03 PM
tire question? bigjim in....5......4......3.......2......1

TheBlurLS1
03-16-09, 05:27 PM
tire question? bigjim in....5......4......3.......2......1

Resident guru?1?!?!?! Sweet!!!

I went outside and put one of my TD wheels on. It has a stock 245/45/18 Goodyear mounted. Here's the spindle clearance.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e111/TheBlurLS1/Caddy%20Pics/IMG_5273.jpg

I should be able to run a 255/45/18 with no problem right? What do you guys think? 10mm wider is only 5mm on each side, which is about 3/16". The height difference between a 245/45 and a 255/45 is negligible.

ccextra1976
03-16-09, 05:31 PM
I have 265/40's and my tires are really close to the spindle (maybe 1/4") and haven't had a rub yet

thebigjimsho
03-16-09, 10:44 PM
9" wheels are not too wide for 245 tires. It's probably close to the recommended width. But what does happen is that whenever you run a wider wheel, your section width(the widest bulge from each edge of the sidewall) will be wider than on a narrower rim. So if a 255 tire barely fits on a stock 8.5" rim, it may hit on a 9".

I wouldn't be concerned of the tire width from the Goodyear to the Bridgestone. The RE-01R is a much heralded tire and I think you'll be quite happy with them in the 245 size...

TheBlurLS1
03-17-09, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the advice guys. I am selling my black chrome CCW SP600's, and was entertaining a possible trade + cash for a stock set of wheels + RE-01R's, but I don't think I want to mess with the whole trade thing.

I think I'm going to go with 255/45/18 Nitto Invos. I have been reading that they handle well, are queit, and work decently in rain. I also like the not-so-common tread pattern.

If the fronts don't work out, they also make 245/45/18's that I could order and still have matching tires.

PS - The CCW's are listed on LS1tech's CTS-V section. I'm not sure what the for sale rules are here, but I doubt I have enough posts/etc. I am a moderator on 'tech with almost 8000 posts.

thebigjimsho
03-17-09, 08:14 AM
ewe liek plaid?

atdeneve
03-17-09, 09:44 AM
Why, yes. Yes, I do.

When used sparingly...

http://i3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/299/110/61/nn1955.jpg

thebigjimsho
03-17-09, 10:37 AM
mmm. changed my mind...

TheBlurLS1
03-17-09, 02:57 PM
mmm. changed my mind...

:histeric:

I don't think anyone has the Invo tires around here either, another plus. I managed to hit 1.07 on the G-meter with the shittiest tires in the world, I should be able to do much better now. I have an 800hp Camaro and I never thought about trying to go around a corner until I got the V. I was pretty happy with just going straight. Now I'm wishing there was a road course around here.

Any insight on the post/registered time here that you need to post a for sale ad?

ccextra1976
03-17-09, 09:51 PM
:histeric:

I don't think anyone has the Invo tires around here either, another plus. I managed to hit 1.07 on the G-meter with the shittiest tires in the world, I should be able to do much better now. I have an 800hp Camaro and I never thought about trying to go around a corner until I got the V. I was pretty happy with just going straight. Now I'm wishing there was a road course around here.

Any insight on the post/registered time here that you need to post a for sale ad?

just list them in the classified section and you should be good...i imagine someone here will pick them up

Kingpin08
03-18-09, 01:57 AM
275/40/18 fit on the front on the stock rim without rubbing even during hard driving, so I would imagine a 255 wouldnt have an issue on a 9" rim

thebigjimsho
03-18-09, 09:43 PM
275/40/18 fit on the front on the stock rim without rubbing even during hard driving, so I would imagine a 255 wouldnt have an issue on a 9" rim
probably not. but you're also changing the offset and depending on the specs, they could rub...

rjoffe
03-18-09, 10:42 PM
All tires are not created equal, when specifying 275/40-18, please also add the tire manufacturer and model so that apples to apples may be compares. One manufacturers 265/40-18 could easily be as wider then another's 275/40-18

Ron