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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jul-07-2018, 03:24:10 AM   #521
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Hi All,

Looking to purchase a new set of tires. M3 is lowered on Eibach springs with stock shocks. Running BBS LMs front 8.5X19X32ET and back 9.5X19X35ET with 235/35 and 245/35 tires.

Would like some guidance on tire sizing for a less harsh and more stock ride.

Thanks All!
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Old Mon, Jul-09-2018, 12:18:15 AM   #522
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I would at least go 245/40 up front and 255/40 out back if you want more meat and a better ride.
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Old Mon, Jul-09-2018, 12:45:38 AM   #523
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Thanks, I followed the thread and went with the suggested 235/35 and 265/30. Hope it works, Im worried about rubbing in the back with the 35ET offset.

Still have time to change the order if anyone have a better suggestion.
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Hi All,



Looking to purchase a new set of tires. M3 is lowered on Eibach springs with stock shocks. Running BBS LMs front 8.5X19X32ET and back 9.5X19X35ET with 235/35 and 245/35 tires.



Would like some guidance on tire sizing for a less harsh and more stock ride.



Thanks All!


Im using 245 35 front for my 9x19 offset 27 in the front and 275/30 rear for my 10x19 offset 25


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Old Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:18:47 AM   #525
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Im using 245 35 front for my 9x19 offset 27 in the front and 275/30 rear for my 10x19 offset 25


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Are you on stock suspension? Any rubbing? Thanks
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Are you on stock suspension? Any rubbing? Thanks


No rubbing. Im with koni sport with eibach sport springs


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Old Wed, Aug-01-2018, 12:57:31 AM   #527
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

There's a lot of good information about 18's and 19's here but not a lot on smaller wheel sizes. I'm trying to put together a drag setup that I want to handle 700+ whp. Will a 17" wheel give enough sidewall to hook well? Right now the car has 275/35/18's in the rear and 245/40/18's on the front. Ideally I'd like to get some skinnies for up front and run a good drag radial on the rear. Any recommendations or advice?

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Old Sun, Aug-05-2018, 09:26:19 PM   #528
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For street use only, is it better to run 8.5 or 9X18 wheels up front instead of 9.5?
I think 265 up front is too much. Oem 225/45/18 on 8.5 or a 245/40/18 on a 9 would be better?
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For street use only, is it better to run 8.5 or 9X18 wheels up front instead of 9.5?
I think 265 up front is too much. Oem 225/45/18 on 8.5 or a 245/40/18 on a 9 would be better?
8.5 or 9 are both fine for a 245.
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8.5 or 9 are both fine for a 245.
Thanks!

I have square apex 9.5 and Iam thinking of going staggered 9/10.
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