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Yes I've searched.

Completely new to the concept of drag radials, fitment, beadlocks, running smaller wheels for more tire, etc.

Just bought a car with 305/35/19 M/T Street SS on the rear, on what appears to be (see photo) stock wheels.

Need something cheaper to daily with plenty of grip (car is 416ci, pullied, e85, cammed, heads, etc.). Can I run 305/35/19s in any other tire? the sidewalls of these stick out until next july on these wheels. Looking for all season capability
 

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run the stock size, as you can see the tire bulging on the skinnier stock wheel is doing little for actual grip

not sure how cheap you want to go as anything decent will still be about $300+ per tire
i checked tire rack quick and kumho's can be had for like $210
dont see the point in going cheap for the one thing that actually puts the power to the ground for either acceleration or handling
 

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run the stock size, as you can see the tire bulging on the skinnier stock wheel is doing little for actual grip

not sure how cheap you want to go as anything decent will still be about $300+ per tire
i checked tire rack quick and kumho's can be had for like $210
dont see the point in going cheap for the one thing that actually puts the power to the ground for either acceleration or handling
I mainly didn't know if running the drag radials bulged out like that a bit was somewhat normal (kinda like running drag packs at lower psi, etc). basically i want to put some miles on the car, and don't feel like putting cruising miles in on 400.00/ea MT
 

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Plus you don't want drag radials in wet weather. Not fun.
 
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I mainly didn't know if running the drag radials bulged out like that a bit was somewhat normal (kinda like running drag packs at lower psi, etc). basically i want to put some miles on the car, and don't feel like putting cruising miles in on 400.00/ea MT
most dont bother running a 305 on stock sedan wheel because the actual contact patch is what matters and some have reported an feeling a little uneasy due to the bulging. When you had the car with stock size and go to the larger size you can feel the difference. For you being a new ride you may not know it too much so its good to have the data of those before you to work with

how many miles do you plan on putting on the car?

ive driven on those tires in wet, I just keep it very easy but I dont do a commute with them.

and ive obviously driven on those tires in the dry with 700hp they are already spinning as it is so I wouldnt go too cheap otherwise you may end up with a car you basically cant enjoy at all
 

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@m13s knows a thing or three about tires. From another tire question post ( Road course tire recommendations? DOT and non DOT ) here are some tires he recommends:
Hancook
Toyo
Nitto
Dunlop
Conti
Michelin
Falken

Maybe he can come by and clarify which models, but with the power you're putting down, you will need some grip, even for just a daily. Or, like @RobF300 said, get a cheap tire (like Cooper), and you will not be able to have fun in your V. Might even get scary. Trust me.
 

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Conti extremecontact sport 295/35r19 rear and 265/40r19 front work fine for me, they also last a little longer when comparing to PS4s and alike.
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From my experience, the Conti are decent all around, but NOT good in the snow. Or ice/frost. If you get a lot of that, then go Blizacks.


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Speaking of tires, I still have my Michelin PS4s on and it’s going to freeze tonight! Keep me in your thoughts for my drive to work tomorrow at 5am. I may die!


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From my experience, the Conti are decent all around, but NOT good in the snow. Or ice/frost. If you get a lot of that, then go Blizacks.


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I live in Southern California, It only rains out here like twice a year if we are lucky and its hardly cold. The wife and I will keep you in our prayers for safes travels tomorrow morning.
 

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I think these might be my next tires I go with. As for that exact setup, did you notice any improvements over the oem setup? (Handling, comfort, grip)
They seem to be more quiet at highway speeds, in my opinion, and decent traction. Good DD tire that lasts a decent time, have not used these in winter temps yet, but plenty of rain, and zero issues, obviously traction stays on.
Having a set of 17s with DRs and street tires is the way to go with these cars.
As far as handling, it's pretty good, but I only do 1/4 and DD this car so can't really say all that much.
 

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I try to not use the V in the snow but went out of town overnight once and hit completely unexpected snow on way home. Forgot what worn summer tire I had on but was scariest ride of my life. Spinning at idle under 20mph on highway. I was actually stuck on shoulder calling for a tow when plows went by.

Hence going for DWS going forward. Don’t plan on driving in snow but you never know when a cool clear day will turn cold and snowy. I have set of drag radials on spare oem wheels.
 

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Speaking of tires, I still have my Michelin PS4s on and it’s going to freeze tonight! Keep me in your thoughts for my drive to work tomorrow at 5am. I may die!


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I made it! Got down to 28, but I’m still wearing shorts.
Time to reach the kiddos how to change tires!


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OP what part of the country are you in?
maybe get a set of all seasons if you plan on year round driving with near freezing or freezing temps, and keep the drag radials and I assume summer tires in the front.
Between the 2 sets they should last a while and you have the best chance to put the power to the ground ( should be in excess of 700hp?)
Mickey T's you are lucky to get 2 years out of anyhow they will dry and crack so you might as well burn them shits up
 

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From my experience, the Conti are decent all around, but NOT good in the snow. Or ice/frost. If you get a lot of that, then go Blizacks.


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Doubtful I will be driving in the snow much. Perry in Cincinnati we usually get a dusting maybe one or two heavy snow Falls. Wont be driving this car in heavy snow but definitely in colder temps and wet.
OP what part of the country are you in?
maybe get a set of all seasons if you plan on year round driving with near freezing or freezing temps, and keep the drag radials and I assume summer tires in the front.
Between the 2 sets they should last a while and you have the best chance to put the power to the ground ( should be in excess of 700hp?)
Mickey T's you are lucky to get 2 years out of anyhow they will dry and crack so you might as well burn them shits up
near cincinnati. I have a beater to drive in snow. need something to daily in 30+ degree weather dry, or rain. MT obviously not going to handle any 50 or below degree days and nothing in the rain. With the tire sizes, there aren't many options. 285/35 or 295/35 has shit for options.
 

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i still see you saving maybe $150 on a set of rear tires by going with something less expensive . I would plan on just driving those SS's until they need replacement and by then you will have a better feel for the car
 

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I mainly didn't know if running the drag radials bulged out like that a bit was somewhat normal (kinda like running drag packs at lower psi, etc). basically i want to put some miles on the car, and don't feel like putting cruising miles in on 400.00/ea MT
My Tire of choice year around where I live Is the Nitto NT05R in 305 on a stock rear rim. I drive my car hard and do some canyon style ish driving. I live in the mountains so its not all straight line.
There is zero issue I have encountered with running a 305 on a stock 10inch wheel. Not sure who thinks its unsafe but I have had no issues at all. Car makes 800 wheel.
For track use I use a 315 on a set of welds and MT ET street Rs.
Also I drive my Nittos around on 28 PSI cold.

To me Bang for buck the NT05R gets you the best grip for the money. I consistently get 8-10k street miles out of them.
In the current market They are 325$
Before covid I was finding them for about 280$
 
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