Web www.M3Forum.net

View Full Version : Tire Size Selection


GVF
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 01:08:56 AM
I am thinking about getting PS2's in 245/35R-19 front and 255/35R-19 rear, rather than 275/30-19 rear, in order to reduce understeer and keep the radius right on with oem for speedometer accuracy. Does anyone see a downside to this choice? I would appreciate any guidance anyone may have to offer before I make a final decision. Thanks.

Rez
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:12:48 AM
I have been thinking of doing the same.

GVF
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:15:18 AM
Totally off topic rezus: Hey, how about them birds?!? I live in New Mexico now, but I am from PA and spent 15 years in Philadelphia. I have been waiting for this since 1981!

Rez
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:19:58 AM
Yea, how about it :thumbsup: i have been in Philly for the past five years and have grown old in the past 3 years, I could not take another loss in the finals. GO BIRDS ALL THE WAY. :beer:

GHOSTRIDER
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 03:30:38 AM
Another PA guy down here in Dallas, Go Philly!

on the tire front, are you planning on tracking your car? I don't really think the 255 rear will do anything for street use. i run 265/275 and the car handles like it is on rails, but I would hate to drive it in ice.

GVF
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 10:44:46 AM
Ghostrider, I thought 265 up front might rub or require modification. What wheels are you using? I have a set of oem M3 competition wheels on order.

GHOSTRIDER
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:45:04 PM
i am running 19 Hartge Classic's with a crazy offset. I am not even sure what it is exactly. I have no problems with rubbing and I know of at least 2 others that are using 265 in the front.

Beowoulf
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 03:25:59 PM
Running 245/255 is perfectly fine.

GVF
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 05:36:12 PM
Thanks all. I'm ordering them today.

sy0296
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 07:06:29 PM
you'll love the ps2. best high performance street tires i've used. let us know how your combination works out

RydeWitM3
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 07:43:54 PM
has anyone tried running 235/40 and 265/35?? on either 19s or 18s