ET52 9J x 19" - What Tyre Size is Best ? ?
Managed to find some OEM alloys that were too good to miss out on.
They are not ideal as they are 9" wide and the car needs to be driveable as a daily.
6 - 8mm spacers will have to be fitted to the front to clear the struts, maybe the same at the back to even things out.
There are some 235/35/19 available for a good price, and I believe they will be safe to fit to a 9J wheel but I'm concerned they will rub. 225's will give better clearance but will they go on a 9" wheel?
Are 225's safe to fit to 9" wheels and will they grip the road as well when stretched?
Am prepared to remove the odd screw and a little plastic to eliminate rubbing and will be using Eibach Sportline Springs.
The tyres that are on the wheels are 265's but they were 255's when the wheels left the showroom on the car.
My main question is how narrow can you go on 9" wheels and will the tyres perform as well and be safe?