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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
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Old Tue, May-25-2010, 07:26:21 AM   #51
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would a 265/35/19 rub at the rear?
should be alrite rite?
and only 1.1% difference

i got a set of ps2 from the e92 m3
i would like to know that as well...

i am thinking either 235/35-265/35 or 245/35-265/35... will there be any issues???
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would a 265/35/19 rub at the rear?
should be alrite rite?
and only 1.1% difference

i got a set of ps2 from the e92 m3
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i would like to know that as well...

i am thinking either 235/35-265/35 or 245/35-265/35... will there be any issues???
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I have always wondered if 225/40/19 and 265/35/19 will work together. My reasoning for wanting to use this combo is to have a properly sized tire on my stock 19 inch wheels. the 225's on the 8 inch fronts and the 265's on the 9.5 rears.

Using that Miata calculator the circumference difference is .6 and the diameter difference is .2

Do you think I would have DSC issues with those differences?
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Where does the "stock 81.7" circumference come from? None of the stock tire sizes show that circumference. Does anyone know of a tolerance that DSC allows before acting up 1-2%?
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Old Sat, May-29-2010, 07:34:22 AM   #55
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does anyone know if 235/35/19 and stock 255/35/19 would be ok? or do i need wider on the back as well?
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having a wider wheels is not necessary better.

I used to have the following setups.

225/40/19 & 255/35/19 -----> OEM tire sizes
236/30/19 & 265/30/19 ------> OEM CSL tire sizes
245/35/19 & 275/30/19 ------> Most common oversize tire setup.

225/40/19 & 255/35/19: is nice an enjoyable, the car feels lighter, less noise from the ground, better ride and most of all tail happy in other words drive like an M should be. the only draw back IMHO the front tires understeer under agrassive pressure.

236/30/19 & 265/30/19:Feels 90% as the above. The car feels a bit more planted, the car doesn't oversteer as much. Still tail happy once the tires are breaking up. Still comfortable. This is by far my best tire preference for this car.

245/35/19 & 275/30/19: Heavy, wide for no reason, wasn't designed for the car, too much traction can harm the drivetrain if you drag, drift. not comfy at all on the rough roads, the car starts to follow the roas imperfections.

Am running now 18's BBS RGR with 235/40/18 & 265/35/18 and the car feels great. good grip, and when you need to oversteer that car will let go. perfect match
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does anyone know if 235/35/19 and stock 255/35/19 would be ok? or do i need wider on the back as well?
I think its fine for now, you will experence less understeer now since you will have 235/35/19 upfront and since it will be newer than the stock rears.

Change the rear tires when you can to 265/30/19
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I have always wondered if 225/40/19 and 265/35/19 will work together. My reasoning for wanting to use this combo is to have a properly sized tire on my stock 19 inch wheels. the 225's on the 8 inch fronts and the 265's on the 9.5 rears.

Using that Miata calculator the circumference difference is .6 and the diameter difference is .2

Do you think I would have DSC issues with those differences?
I had this seup on my 18's once (225/265) and nothing went wrong. I do not think that you will trigger the DSC in this setup as the diameter of the tire is almost the same as stock.

you know you will have good grip in the rears and more understeer in fronts with this setup.
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On my 2002, I am also running 18's with 235/40/18 & 265/35/18 but on Fikse Profil 10s and PS2s. The ride is great AND the tire wear is superb. I have 16K miles on the PS2s and guessing still have another 15K to go before I have to replace only the rear tires. The rear tires appear to be wearing about 2X faster than the fronts. Oh and still on stock suspension but maybe not for long. Hoping that won't affect the wear rate. We'll see.
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I started using a square setup of OEM Rears all around with 255/40/18 tires. The fronts have Sumitomo HTR Z III tires and sometimes slightly rub or make a noise that sounds like rubbing (I didn't have anyone visually see it rub) when turning and driving at about 8mph (like in a parking lot structure). I have the stock suspension and ride height (2005 M3). I did an HPDE and time attack but didn't notice any rubbing during those.
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