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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, Aug-12-2017, 03:31:59 PM   #1
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Default Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

Just found a deal, don't see that particular pairing on suggested setups on the tire thread but looks like it would be close enough to work given there are other suggested setups with that gap in diameter.

Anyone with first hand experience?
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Default Re: Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

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Just found a deal, don't see that particular pairing on suggested setups on the tire thread but looks like it would be close enough to work given there are other suggested setups with that gap in diameter.

Anyone with first hand experience?
I run 245/40/18 and 275/35/18..

I would run em if u really have to. For example I had the choice of running either 275/35 rear or 285/35 I even test fitted both. But 235/40 or even 235/45 ideally should fit best with 265/35 and 265/40.

What kind of tires and what's the price?
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Default Re: Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

They cheap Riken Raptor ZRs, but as I understand they actually owned by michelen and reviewed very well. Those are pretty much the only available sizes for 18s that will work for the car though. Under $400 for a set from tire rack
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Default Re: Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

It should work. It will just be a little more understeery. I should also say that one of the biggest things I usually advise against skimping on is tires.
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It should work. It will just be a little more understeery. I should also say that one of the biggest things I usually advise against skimping on is tires.
Yeah I get that, but at the moment it's a daily and needs rubber, and I have other things that are probably a bigger monetary priority at the moment.

Curious why it would be more understeer than stock 225s, just because that much more grip in the back?

Like I said, it's a daily so not a huge deal, might blast around a twisty road a couple times a week, but not really trying to live on the edge with it
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Default Re: Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

More grip in the rear. If you never REALLY push the car you probably won't even notice and some people actually like a bit more understeer. You'll get less tramlining with the skinnier front as well.
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I did get and put these on BTW backs just barely fit, but no issues with tc or anything
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I run 245/40/18 and 275/35/18..
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What is your impression of 245 / 275 compared to 225/255? Is the tramming significantly more noticeable?

I have 19" OE ZCP and am considering going to the wider tires.

No power mods.

My apologies to OP for hijack...
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Default Re: Anyone run 235/40 18 front and 275/35 rears

I do. The most annoying part is that i get quite a bit of interference from the dsc on cornering. Other than that, no issues that ive noted...

that said, and i know it was mentioned, you shouldnt skimp on tires. All other things equal, youve got 4 postcards worth of contact between you and the road. Is it really worth that extra $150 to jeopardize your safety? Just want to keep you and your M happy and healthy


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