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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 Fri, May-05-2017, 02:49:36 AM   #491
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

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My question is what will be the best tire sizes for these rims to fit to the car?
The best size, for performance, would be around .5" of stretch on the width and around stock radius. Tire rack measures the tire width of every single tire that they sell, a very useful piece of info.

You might want to do a test fitment of the wheels to see how they fit compared to what you have. That should tell you how the offset is and if they will indeed fit the correct sized tires.




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Old Fri, May-05-2017, 11:26:41 AM   #492
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This is a great thread! Very useful information.

Recently my son and I bought a new to us 03.5 E46 M3. We love it. We checked the VIN decoder, this car came with 19" rims from the factory. However, the tire sizes came with the car are bigger than stock, front 245/35/19, rear 275/30/19. After putting on a new set of tires with the same sizes, the car drives and handles fine, and looks great. The car has the stock size suspensions.

The other day, my son bought a set of used Dinan Champion rims. He loves the rims. The markings inside of the rim says: 19X9J48 for the front, 19X10JCH35 on the rear. Does this mean on the front offset E48 and on the rear offset E35? I could not find any information on these rims. My question is what will be the best tire sizes for these rims to fit to the car?

The rims came with a set of Yokohama Advan Nedva Ad08R mounted, 265/35/R19 on the front and 295/30R19 on the rear. The tires still have good live to them, but they are too big to put on our car. I do not want to modify the car to fit the tires, it does not make sense to me to do that. Is it possible to use spacers to make the tires and the rims to fit the car? If so what will be the right sizes? Thank you for your advises
Dinan speced those wheels around the concept of running 265/30/19s up front and 275/30/19s in the rear.

You will almost certainly rub in the rear with the tires on there now. No spacer setup will address that-- the offsets start out good. The tires are just too big.
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I've been searching for a clear answer if running 255/40r18 on 18x9.5 et35 up front with stock suspension will rub. Best i could find is "maybe, depending on tire".

Does anyone have experience with this setup on stock struts/springs/camber? Is extra camber (pin mod) or a spacer required?

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