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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, Aug-14-2018, 12:17:27 AM   #531
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Hi,

New here so I apologize ahead of time

I just bought a 2006 M3 and I need to replace the tires. Any recommendations on brand/model? I'm in CA; no snow; rain only if I happen to get caught in it by accident; tire life is not an issue I only drive 5K miles a year.

Thank you and I really did try and search for an answer before posting.
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Old Tue, Aug-14-2018, 01:57:00 AM   #532
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Hi,

New here so I apologize ahead of time

I just bought a 2006 M3 and I need to replace the tires. Any recommendations on brand/model? I'm in CA; no snow; rain only if I happen to get caught in it by accident; tire life is not an issue I only drive 5K miles a year.

Thank you and I really did try and search for an answer before posting.
Street driving only? Weekend carving? Occasional track?

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Old Tue, Aug-14-2018, 03:30:21 AM   #533
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Hi,

Street driving, no track, maybe one/two autox so I wouldn't use that as a consideration.

And definitely weekend carving.
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Old Tue, Aug-14-2018, 03:43:24 AM   #534
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Michelin PS_ are popular.

I don't know what guys' take is on Federal RS RR. Seems like a lot of guys up here with SpeedSF daily them, track them, etc. And for the price they are insanely cheap.
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Street driving, no track, maybe one/two autox so I wouldn't use that as a consideration.

And definitely weekend carving.
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Hello,

Not really sure if anyone has asked this before but the thread is way too long to read through the whole thing, so sorry if this has been asked.

Would running the following tire sizes be fine?

front: 245/40-18 circ=80.8
rear: 255/40-18 circ=81.8

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Old Thu, Sep-06-2018, 11:35:21 PM   #536
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You are kind of combining off sizes. I don't know what the circumference difference is to trip tpms, but this might be up there, unless you overinflated the fronts and underinflate the rears.

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Not really sure if anyone has asked this before but the thread is way too long to read through the whole thing, so sorry if this has been asked.

Would running the following tire sizes be fine?

front: 245/40-18 circ=80.8
rear: 255/40-18 circ=81.8

Thank You


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Looking to replace my tire setup, currently on stock 19s with stock tires 225/255 and GC coilovers. I track the car about twice a year, rest is weekend driving

Iím thinking of upgrading to the 235/35/19 265/30/19 setup however a good amount of people are telling me to go 265/35/19 in the rear.. this impacts the relative circumferences.. thoughts?



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Looking to replace my tire setup, currently on stock 19s with stock tires 225/255 and GC coilovers. I track the car about twice a year, rest is weekend driving

Iím thinking of upgrading to the 235/35/19 265/30/19 setup however a good amount of people are telling me to go 265/35/19 in the rear.. this impacts the relative circumferences.. thoughts?



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What is the reasoning for going 265/35 vs the suggested 265/30?

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Old Sun, Sep-09-2018, 09:56:48 PM   #539
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A good amount of people are telling you to use a tire with an incorrect circumference for our DSC? Who are these people?

265/30/19 is already far away enough from stock, I wouldn't go further.
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Thatís what I needed to hear, Iím not sure what the rational was for the 35 as the numbers donít makes sense...how bout f I run a 275/30/19 in the rear versus the 265.

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