285/40 vs 285/35 on 19x10+35

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Lowered on BMR springs right now, soon to be Steeda Sport Linear.

A friend of mine is custom-machining some wheels for me. 19x10 et 35 seems to be the popular configuration for a square setup.

Now I am trying to decide on tire. I was planning 285/40 to remain as close to OEM outside diameter as possible... but I see that pretty much everyone is doing 285/35...

Given 19x10+35 up front and moderate lowering ... 285/40 or 285/35? Will the taller tire rub?

For what it's worth I prefer a beefy/motorsport tire setup... not looking for rubberband tires and lots of stretch, unless it's necessary for fitment.

 

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I'd go with 285/35 for a car that's lowered even mildly as you are or plan to be. The 285/40 probably won't rub, but the 285/35 has a lot more tread width (10.5" vs 9.5"). Neither will look like rubberband tires.
 

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285/40 is mighty tall and might rub in the front.

I ran the 275/40 rear off a PP car on the front of mine and the tire was super close to the bottom spring perch...I don't think I would want an even taller tire there.

Stick with the 35 sidewall
 

 
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