235/40-R19 Tires on Giulia's 8" Rims ? - Page 6 - Alfa Romeo Giulia Forum
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post #51 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Here's some pics with the 245/40-19's

Giuliano,

Here's some pics of my Giulia with the 245's. Car is dirty, but you can get an idea of how they look.. (No wheel spacers).
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post #52 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 06:30 AM
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I agree with you xc1097... wider tires create a greater mess. I've not had much occasion to drive in lousy weather yet (and I have another vehicle for that also).. but I do anticipate I'll get caught in snow occasionally when traveling in the region. I'll be curious how much stuff gets splashed up. The 245/40-19 Michelin's are pretty big already which is one reason I took off the 17 mm spacers that I had on the car originally. I have some 10's I might put on a bit later with 5's for the front. I also think the fender well linings look pretty vulnerable. Wonder why Alfa used that "felt" like stuff ??
that felt is another thing that got me worried on hard cornering when suspension compresses and creates rubbing issue as well as snow/ice in winter.

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Do you have now 245/40x19's on your car?. I thought you went to 235/40x19 (in your 9/21/18 post). Did you change those 235/40's for 245/40's now?. I am looking at all the pictures from you guys and the 245/40's look great. I am pretty sure I will go for the 245/40x19 in Feb/Mar-2019.
look at tire spec compare from this thread with my winter tire being widest of all

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Hi Giuliano, Yes, I changed out the 235/40-19's for 245/40-19 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. I really thought the 235/40's were ideal, but the new P7 Cinturado Plus tires I purchased had a problem.. We could never get them balanced properly. Discount Tire tried 3 times and finally offered to swap out all four for another brand for just the cost difference. I went with the Michelin's after doing some research. They were not available in 235/40-19, only in 245/40-19's. After messaging some of our other forum members who had mounted 245/40's on their 8" rims, I decided to do the same. So far I'm pleased. They balanced perfectly and Tire Rack rated them very high for Ultra High Performance A/S tires. Even though the Michelin's are quite wide by comparison to the OEM tires (tread width 8.5" vs 7.2"), there are no rubbing issues. The diameter is not much larger than the OEM.. 26.7" vs 26.1". Not a big deal to me. Due to the extra width, I removed my wheel spacers and the car still looks really good. I might just put spacers back sometime just for kicks, but right now I'm very satisfied with the setup.. The new tires are about 3 lbs heavier and my fuel economy is down a little I suspect, but the advantages in looks and performance outweigh the mpg for me.
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Pirelli CINTURATO P7 ALL SEASON RUN FLAT
225/40R19 93V XL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat
Section Width: 9.1"
Tread Width: 7.2"
Overall Dia: 26.1"

Pirelli CINTURATO P7 ALL SEASON PLUS
235/40R19 96V XL
Section Width: 9.7"
Tread Width: 7.1"
Overall Dia: 26.6"

Michellin PILOT ALPIN PA4 N-SPEC
235/40R19 92V SL N0(Porsche)
Section Width: 9.5"
Tread Width: 9.5"
Overall Dia: 26.4"

Michellin PILOT SPORT A/S 3+
245/40R19 94V SL 5-Rib Tread Design
Section Width: 9.8"
Tread Width: 8.6"
Overall Dia: 26.7"

Bridgestone POTENZA RE-11
245/40R19 94W SL
Section Width: 9.8"
Tread Width: 8.7"
Overall Dia: 26.7"

Firestone FIREHAWK INDY 500
245/40R19 98W XL
Section Width: 9.8"
Tread Width: 8.5"
Overall Dia: 26.7"
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Pilot Alpine PA4 N-spec 235/40/19
DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam

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'11 Evoque
'08 Q7 W12
'07 S2000
'06 RL
'06 G35 Coupe
'05 350Z Nismo
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during my research for my setup,
i found that these tires have one of largest footprint for 245/40/19 setup
Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R
9.4"
Bridgestone Potenza S001
9.2"
Michellin Pilot Sport PS2 K2 Ferrari spec
9.2"

again, what was surprising was my 235/40/19 winter is larger than 245 which i wasn't planning to go wider.

Current:
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Ti-Leather, Ti-Performance, Driver Static, Driver Dynamic, HK, 3D Navi, Dual-Pane Sunroof
7/28/18 Delivery
35% Tint + 80% front tint + 5% sunroof tint
Potenza RE-11 245/40/19
Pilot Alpine PA4 N-spec 235/40/19
DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam

Past:
'14 F-Type S
'13 S4
'11 Evoque
'08 Q7 W12
'07 S2000
'06 RL
'06 G35 Coupe
'05 350Z Nismo
'05 R32
'04 M3
'03 S2000
'03 RSX Type-S
'02 TL Type-S
'01 Integra Type-R
'98 Maxima
'92 NSX

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post #54 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 09:52 AM
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Thanks Tony. Very helpful. I am going with 245/40x19 pretty soon !!!!

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that felt is another thing that got me worried on hard cornering when suspension compresses and creates rubbing issue as well as snow/ice in winter.
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Michellin PILOT ALPIN PA4 N-SPEC
235/40R19 92V SL N0(Porsche)
Section Width: 9.5"
Tread Width: 9.5"
Overall Dia: 26.4"
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I would be very concerned about this tire's ability to carry the weight of Giulia. 92V SL means you need greater than OEM inflation pressure to achieve the same load carrying ability and SL means you cannot put even the 37PSI specified pressure in the tire for normal use.

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I would be very concerned about this tire's ability to carry the weight of Giulia. 92V SL means you need greater than OEM inflation pressure to achieve the same load carrying ability and SL means you cannot put even the 37PSI specified pressure in the tire for normal use.
I understand your concern but I've done my share of homework and I should be ok.
#1. Giulia's weight = 3500~3800lb. + 4 adults and some luggage. Max I'll see is roughly 5000lb but most likely not.
My general purpose + family + stuff = 4400lb / 4 = 1100lb per tire.
92 index has max weight load of 1389 at 35psi = max weight of 5556lb.

#2. SL means max pressure should be at 35. XL means max pressure should be at 41.
how many complaints we had w/ Giulia from dealer leaving and driving on 50+ psi? any known issues or blowouts other than abnormal wear issues?
I had my tire set at 34F/36R for now and with temp reaching 4F, it was down to 31F/33R and back up to 33/35 today being little warmer.
just for curiosity i've hit the speed upto 120mph and tires reached upto 37F/39R.
with severe weather, i won't be as aggressive on these compare to RE-11s but I am keeping eye on any sign of issue as well.

if there are other critical issues that i'm missing or unaware of, please do share and enlighten me.
also, thanks for looking out with concerns tho.

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Ti-Leather, Ti-Performance, Driver Static, Driver Dynamic, HK, 3D Navi, Dual-Pane Sunroof
7/28/18 Delivery
35% Tint + 80% front tint + 5% sunroof tint
Potenza RE-11 245/40/19
Pilot Alpine PA4 N-spec 235/40/19
DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam

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'13 S4
'11 Evoque
'08 Q7 W12
'07 S2000
'06 RL
'06 G35 Coupe
'05 350Z Nismo
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'03 RSX Type-S
'02 TL Type-S
'01 Integra Type-R
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I would be very concerned about this tire's ability to carry the weight of Giulia. 92V SL means you need greater than OEM inflation pressure to achieve the same load carrying ability and SL means you cannot put even the 37PSI specified pressure in the tire for normal use.
Good point to pay attention to load ratings. The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 245/40-19 comes in two versions. I opted for the Y Speed version which is XL rated. Hopefully plenty of tire for the Giulia..

PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ (W- OR Y-SPEED RATED) - SIZE: 245/40ZR19
Ultra High Performance All-Season
Size: 245/40ZR19
5-Rib Tread Design
Load Range: XL
Serv. Desc: 98Y
UTQG: 500 AA A
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upon digging found out these.

Bridgestone Potenza S001
225/40R19 89Y SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1279lb
255/35R19 92Y SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1389lb
Pirelli PZero
225/40R19 89W SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1279lb
255/35R19 92W SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1389lb

Bridgestone Turanza EL450
225/45R18 91W SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1356lb
Continental Procontact RX SSR
225/45R18 91V SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1356lb
Pirelli Cinturato P7
225/45R18 91V SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1356lb

Bridgestone Turanza EL450
225/50R17 94V SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1477lb
Continental Procontact RX SSR
225/50R17 94V SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1477lb
Pirelli Cinturato P7
225/50R17 94V SL AR Alfa Romeo, Run Flat max load 1477lb

These are all OE tires. Granted, these are RFT tires but still can't ignore the fact that these are SL tires and some have less than 1300lb weight capacity

Current:
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Ti-Leather, Ti-Performance, Driver Static, Driver Dynamic, HK, 3D Navi, Dual-Pane Sunroof
7/28/18 Delivery
35% Tint + 80% front tint + 5% sunroof tint
Potenza RE-11 245/40/19
Pilot Alpine PA4 N-spec 235/40/19
DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam

Past:
'14 F-Type S
'13 S4
'11 Evoque
'08 Q7 W12
'07 S2000
'06 RL
'06 G35 Coupe
'05 350Z Nismo
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'03 RSX Type-S
'02 TL Type-S
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Im on the edge on buying winter set of 235/45/19 lol can anyone tell me if can run them??

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Im on the edge on buying winter set of 235/45/19 lol can anyone tell me if can run them??
did i not post pic on this thread?
i thought i did.
i do have 235/45/19 PA4 N-spec.
they are awesome in snow and looking for blizzard/heavy snow!!!
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Current:
'18 Giulia Ti-Sport Q4
Trofeo White / Red
Ti-Leather, Ti-Performance, Driver Static, Driver Dynamic, HK, 3D Navi, Dual-Pane Sunroof
7/28/18 Delivery
35% Tint + 80% front tint + 5% sunroof tint
Potenza RE-11 245/40/19
Pilot Alpine PA4 N-spec 235/40/19
DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam

Past:
'14 F-Type S
'13 S4
'11 Evoque
'08 Q7 W12
'07 S2000
'06 RL
'06 G35 Coupe
'05 350Z Nismo
'05 R32
'04 M3
'03 S2000
'03 RSX Type-S
'02 TL Type-S
'01 Integra Type-R
'98 Maxima
'92 NSX
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