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post #21 of 47 Old 12-29-2009, 08:31 PM
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The tires arrived today, and I am about to go have them installed. As promised, pics will soon follow.

2008 Lexus IS F - SGM - JoeZ intake pipe, Tom's filter, Borla catback exhaust, 30% tint all around, 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 Continental DWS tires
2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Akrapovic Evolution Line Race Exhaust, BMC Race Air Filters, Vortec Rear Sets, Bazzaz Tuner, Dyno Mapped
2000 Honda S2000 (Sold and missed)- AP2 in an AP1, BC coilovers, Prodrive monoblock forged wheels, etc.

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I had the 245/35ZR19 and 275/30ZR19 Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires mounted on the stock rims last night. Everything seems to fit perfectly with no rubbing. I did a little hard cornering...no rubbing. I drove both forward and backward with the wheels locked to either side...no rubbing. Last night is was about 30 degrees where I was. The DWSs have a ton more grip in the cold.

I took several pics at NTB (got them to mount and balance the tires for $25 each). Before anybody comments, just let me say...I know my car is filthy right now, and I am embarrassed to even post pics of it. As soon as it warms up, I will wash it and take better pictures. I just wanted to show everybody how well the 245s and 275s fit.
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2008 Lexus IS F - SGM - JoeZ intake pipe, Tom's filter, Borla catback exhaust, 30% tint all around, 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 Continental DWS tires
2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Akrapovic Evolution Line Race Exhaust, BMC Race Air Filters, Vortec Rear Sets, Bazzaz Tuner, Dyno Mapped
2000 Honda S2000 (Sold and missed)- AP2 in an AP1, BC coilovers, Prodrive monoblock forged wheels, etc.

"ENTHUSIASM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CAPABILITY" "Be ashamed to die until you have done something good for mankind."
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post #23 of 47 Old 12-30-2009, 07:29 PM
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That looks perfect! I'll be doing the same when it's time for a change. Thanks!

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Thanks for the Pics, I think many of us will be going that same direction. For myself I have always had good luck with Toyos. But the Continentals are a very good tire also, and are OEM on many Porsches.
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I went with the Continentals, because they are generally rated as the top all around ultra high performance all season tire, along with the Michelins Pilot Sport A/S. They were MUCH cheaper than the Michelins though.

2008 Lexus IS F - SGM - JoeZ intake pipe, Tom's filter, Borla catback exhaust, 30% tint all around, 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 Continental DWS tires
2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Akrapovic Evolution Line Race Exhaust, BMC Race Air Filters, Vortec Rear Sets, Bazzaz Tuner, Dyno Mapped
2000 Honda S2000 (Sold and missed)- AP2 in an AP1, BC coilovers, Prodrive monoblock forged wheels, etc.

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veerals05, Sorry I miss typed size on rear tires. They are 275/30R19 not 285s

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Have the new tires changed the driving dynamics of the car it looks to me that the tires are a bit to wide for the rims ie is it more loose/tire flex on turn in's ? . Reason i ask is the 255's give the correct side wall stiffness based on wheel width, kindly advise
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Have the new tires changed the driving dynamics of the car it looks to me that the tires are a bit to wide for the rims ie is it more loose/tire flex on turn in's ? . Reason i ask is the 255's give the correct side wall stiffness based on wheel width, kindly advise
on the stock rims, 245/35/19 fronts and 275/30/19 rears fit and drive great. You might need to get an alignment (I did) after switching, but there are no problems with tire flex, turn in or anything of that nature. These sizes are the widest advisable tires you can put on the stock rims though.

2008 Lexus IS F - SGM - JoeZ intake pipe, Tom's filter, Borla catback exhaust, 30% tint all around, 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 Continental DWS tires
2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Akrapovic Evolution Line Race Exhaust, BMC Race Air Filters, Vortec Rear Sets, Bazzaz Tuner, Dyno Mapped
2000 Honda S2000 (Sold and missed)- AP2 in an AP1, BC coilovers, Prodrive monoblock forged wheels, etc.

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I'm assuming you replaced your tire pressure sensors as well? Any problems with that?

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No, I didn't replace anything regarding the TPMS. I didn't think I would need to. Should I have?

2008 Lexus IS F - SGM - JoeZ intake pipe, Tom's filter, Borla catback exhaust, 30% tint all around, 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 Continental DWS tires
2006 Honda CBR1000RR - Akrapovic Evolution Line Race Exhaust, BMC Race Air Filters, Vortec Rear Sets, Bazzaz Tuner, Dyno Mapped
2000 Honda S2000 (Sold and missed)- AP2 in an AP1, BC coilovers, Prodrive monoblock forged wheels, etc.

"ENTHUSIASM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CAPABILITY" "Be ashamed to die until you have done something good for mankind."
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