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265/35-19" for Front Tires on Model 3 AWD LR?

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Does it help protect the rims from curb rash?

There are too many variables to give a simple yes or no answer. In general, if you look at the specifications of each tire on the manufacture website, it will provide a wheel width range for that particular tire. For example, a Michelin PS4S in 265/36/19 might have a wheel width range of 8.5" to 10". If your wheel is 8.5", the tire walls would be bulgier compare when mounted on the wheel. The same time mounted on a 10" wheel, the sidewall of the tire would be flatter. Bulgier would typically provide a more cushion to the curb before the wheel makes contact with the curb.
 

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