This sounds weird but I love the front camber setup you've got there. Looks like a drift car with the large front camber/lower rear camber.
like I said right now I have 245/40/18 on an 18x8.5 wheel on stock suspension and it looks and performs beautifully. If I could get a similar set up but increase the size of the wheel my logic is that if I go to a larger wheel, 1 inch but the wheel width and offset remains the same, then I can play with the tire selection and even though 255 is the widest recommended size for an 8.5 rim, I am yes of course getting a wider tire but reducing the size of the sidewall at the same time by going from a 40 to a 35.... I figured this would but the equivalent of having a 245/40/18 but I realize I am probably pushing it too far but that's exactly what I am trying to do... push it as far as I can without ruining my car or rubbing on anything. I really don't give a shit about the speedometer being off. I want to fill up the wheel gap with as much tire and wheel as possible while also looking as wide as possible from the back.
I have a feeling 255/35/19 would be absolutely fine and look more stretched than my current set up and probably ride similarly.... but I just wanted to see if anyone had any input other than telling me I have no idea how tire sizes work
19"... more expensive tires, more expensive rims.... I want to protect them from the nj roads, too, with a fat tire even though I know its impossible. I personally love the fat tire look in every way.
I know the smartest thing to do would be run a 17" 16 pound wheel with 235/45/17 tires for maximum acceleration and oem+ type set up but that's not what I want for my car right now. I want to be the best looking car on the road.