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Can I run 45 series tires with 19" wheels, or am I stuck with 18's?

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Old 10-22-14, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Can I run 45 series tires with 19" wheels, or am I stuck with 18's?

I'd like to run a 19" wheel, but I don't want to give up too much comfort. In my experience, and what I've heard here backs this up, 45 series tires are the sweet spot between looks and comfort.

Can I run a 45 series tire, on 19" wheels, on my 1999 LS400?

If so, what other parameters will I need to stick with (tire and wheel width, suspension height, etc.)?
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Old 10-22-14, 09:46 AM   #2
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This tire calculator will get you going:
http://www.anycalculator.com/tiresize.htm
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45 is too fat with 19" wheels. 30-35 is normal.
if you want to drive comfortable, try 17"
18" wheels fit 45, i'm using 225/40 on 8j and 235/40 on 9.5j
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I have 40 on my 19s and they don't look bad IMO and gives me some protection from the NYC potholes. I could never drive around with 30/35.
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