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This is a discussion on 19s or 20s???? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by vonskee-z28 go to costco right now and go to tire service. ask whoever the person running it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonskee-z28 View Post
    go to costco right now and go to tire service. ask whoever the person running it how much would michelin pilot sport as PLUS would cost on a stock 16 inch camaro snowflake rims. $800 dam dollars unless it cost more wherever you are. theyre probably $375 because it was 19's ccws. and yes i know they will cost more the larger your rims are. goodluck on your tire selling.
    yeah thats what i said.... who said anything about 16's? you mentioned getting 19 or 20 inch rims, then it was mentioned that tires will cost a fortune. i never said that 16 inch michelins were expensive. and obviously they were more because they were 19", thats exactly why i said it. that will be the price youre going to spend if you go with a rim that big. so what everyone is saying, is that you have to be prepared to drop $1600-2000 just on tires for rims in that size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    yeah thats what i said.... who said anything about 16's? you mentioned getting 19 or 20 inch rims, then it was mentioned that tires will cost a fortune. i never said that 16 inch michelins were expensive. and obviously they were more because they were 19", thats exactly why i said it. that will be the price youre going to spend if you go with a rim that big. so what everyone is saying, is that you have to be prepared to drop $1600-2000 just on tires for rims in that size.
    idk man. costco hooks it up for me more than any tire shop that ive been to. even with the benz i used to drive. they will probably cost for sure over $1000 no doubt. but im pretty sure it wouldnt reach $2000. my pops benz has 20's and 21's on his benz. they charge him 500 flat for 1 tire installed, mounted, aligned at the benz dealership in frisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlawl84 View Post
    I have had 20s for years now, had enkei kapones and replaced them with staggered TSW jaramas earlier this year. I probably made the car a tad bit slower, but my car is not a serious drag car (ie: stereo system weighs down the car more than the wheels I bet). When I first put 20s on, the car looked like it was lifted, so I had to lower it as well, which made the ride alittle harsh, just make sure to choose good springs and shocks.
    I was going to go with iForged 3 piece wheels until I priced them, I decided to go with the TSW bc the rears have a dish on them as well.
    Alot of people will say they are too big, but I think it more depends on the wheel than the size, there is not much difference between and 19 and a 20.
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    Im going with 20's this summer already purchased the rims and wanted to know what size tire should i go with. 20x8.5 and 20x10 in the rear. I was thinking 245-35 and 285-30. How many inches did you lower yours and how much does it rub?

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    FYI, You can get 4 tire's w/free replacement warranty, shipped for under $800.
    Falken FK 452, 245/35/20, two for the front $126each, and two 285/30/20s FK452 for $228 each, warranty $88.50 total.

    Or if you skip the warranty $708 shipped.

    I've got the Falken FK452 tires on my car, and I think their a really good tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    FYI, You can get 4 tire's w/free replacement warranty, shipped for under $800.
    Falken FK 452, 245/35/20, two for the front $126each, and two 285/30/20s FK452 for $228 each, warranty $88.50 total.

    Or if you skip the warranty $708 shipped.

    I've got the Falken FK452 tires on my car, and I think their a really good tire.
    i guess those are fine if you dont value any performance from your tires. if having 20's is more important to some people then quality tires, then to each their own.

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    Sorry to hear your experience with the Falken tires wasn't good, but mine has!
    After several sets of $300 each tires on my car i figured it would hurt to try something less expensive, so I gave the FK452's a try and was pleasantly surprised when the wore, rode, and handled as well as the Pirelli PZero Rosso(on a flat surface),and Dunlop 8000, and 9000 tires I've had before. And I'm currently on my second set of FK452 tires and still have great ride, handling!
    And to make thinks clear, this is with 18s not 20s on my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    Sorry to hear your experience with the Falken tires wasn't good, but mine has!
    After several sets of $300 each tires on my car i figured it would hurt to try something less expensive, so I gave the FK452's a try and was pleasantly surprised when the wore, rode, and handled as well as the Pirelli PZero Rosso(on a flat surface),and Dunlop 8000, and 9000 tires I've had before. And I'm currently on my second set of FK452 tires and still have great ride, handling!
    And to make thinks clear, this is with 18s not 20s on my car.
    What size are your rims/tires and how much did you pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    What size are your rims/tires and how much did you pay?
    275/35/18front and 275/40/18s rear Wheels are SSR Integral 18 x 9s (which I've bought new in 1999 for $350 ea.) which are not made anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    275/35/18front and 275/40/18s rear Wheels are SSR Integral 18 x 9s (which I've bought new in 1999 for $350 ea.) which are not made anymore.
    I was wondering just the price for the fk452 tire. I have 18" and the right tire size/price is hard to come by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I was wondering just the price for the fk452 tire. I have 18" and the right tire size/price is hard to come by.
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    Try to find some light(ish) 19"s that don't break the bank. Forged 19"s shouldn't weigh any more than cast 18"s, and they fill the wheel wells much better. Even if weight wasn't a factor, I'd stay clear of 20"s as they just look too big in our wheels wells......imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmartin View Post
    Im going with 20's this summer already purchased the rims and wanted to know what size tire should i go with. 20x8.5 and 20x10 in the rear. I was thinking 245-35 and 285-30. How many inches did you lower yours and how much does it rub?

    My wheels are the same size and I currently have 245-35 and 275-30 because they were worried about possibly rubbing on the rears since my old wheels rubbed (but later we found out I had the wrong offset on those). Currently I have no rubbing issues at all. I am going to go with 285-30 on the next set of rear tires and hope that still stays true. As far as lowering, I have the prokit springs on there, I also have an extra set slightly used if interested sitting in my basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlawl84 View Post
    My wheels are the same size and I currently have 245-35 and 275-30 because they were worried about possibly rubbing on the rears since my old wheels rubbed (but later we found out I had the wrong offset on those). Currently I have no rubbing issues at all. I am going to go with 285-30 on the next set of rear tires and hope that still stays true. As far as lowering, I have the prokit springs on there, I also have an extra set slightly used if interested sitting in my basement.
    Email me nmartin@spsu.edu with a price and pics if possible. Is something wrong with them, just want to know why you bought another set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmartin View Post
    Email me nmartin@spsu.edu with a price and pics if possible. Is something wrong with them, just want to know why you bought another set.
    email sent, let me know

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    Imo 18s should be the smallest rim on an f-body. 19s look sweet and 20s look great if theyre the right style, finish and fit. 20s go a little easier with TA/s because of the skirts and the giant insect front end on the 98+ with massive eyelids. It kind of offsets the giant girth of the front end which isnt as proportional as the 93-97.

    I stuck with 18s cuz its my beater (01z) and they were $300 and tires ran me $900.

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    19s... but tires get rather expensive in those sizes....

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