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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 Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:45:00 PM   #561
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Track set is a set of OEM 18Ē rear squares with 265/40/18. SLIGHT rubbing on full turn but otherwise very sticky. And wide as hell.
You run 40 profile instead of 35?

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19x10.5 et 25 on 285/30/19 Nankang NS20 no rub so far. Koni shocks and I believe stock springs. No mods to fender. No spacers.
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Old Tue, Oct-01-2019, 10:03:42 PM   #563
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Also looking to up my tire size from stock 225/255 on ZCP 19s.

Car is an 06 SB ZCP, I plan to run about 10 or so autocross events next year, maybe 1 or 2 track events, but those are a long maybe. Other than that, car will be for street driving and weekend carving weather permitting. Being a Toronto car I dont plan on winter driving.

I was thinking on going with the Ventus V12 EVO2 at 235-245/35/19 and 265/30/19.

Has anyone got any experience with these, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Tue, Nov-05-2019, 02:36:55 PM   #564
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hi all, will 265/35/18 with 9.5J ET22 front and 275/35/18 with 10J ET25 rear on ohlins R&T rub (either body or springs)? no other mods, just camber dialed to whatever stock allows. thanks in adv!
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Old Tue, Nov-05-2019, 05:47:14 PM   #565
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hi all, will 265/35/18 with 9.5J ET22 front and 275/35/18 with 10J ET25 rear on ohlins R&T rub (either body or springs)? no other mods, just camber dialed to whatever stock allows. thanks in adv!
Front should not rub on Ohlins, I run 265 on 9.5 et35 with 3mm spacer, you might rub on fender.

Rear I think there should also be plenty of room.

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Old Fri, Jan-31-2020, 12:15:43 AM   #566
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Hai guys!

Some advice please. Current set up: vert with BC Coilovers (BR series). Has 135i BBK kit up front and current OEM 19s have 15mm spacers up front, pics attached. Michelin Pilot Super Sports with the popular 245 F / 275 R set up.





As part of our awesome group buy services, Iíve signed up for the Euro-spec CSLs (8.5Ē front rim width).

Appreciate your advice in determining optimal tire size and whether I would need to adjust front spacers (get smaller or even remove?). Not sure how to interpret the ET+44 (Euro CSL F) vs. ET+47 (OEM 19 F) offset/style difference.

Was hoping for MPS4S 255/35/19 F and 285/30/19 R but reading all the tips from the first few pages and not sure I want to have the rolling diameter off by 0.9Ē. I love my 245/275 with the 0.6Ē diff. No track days and monthly summer spirited drives through some country back road twisties.

Donít want any rubbing and no need for flush stance nation look. Was hoping more rubber means more grip but Iíve done my homework and know that isnít necessarily the case. Love the wider tire look and wouldnít want to sacrifice too much performance from my current 245/275.

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What’s the preferred tire size for a set of squared 18x9 Style 67s? I’ll be daily driving this set up, while also taking it to a track day every now and then. Maximum grip / cornering speed while retaining a decent drivability on the street is proffered.

Would 265/35 squared be too aggressive for the street? Should I try 255/35 F &
265/35 R? Or 255/35 F & 275/35 R?
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Whatís the preferred tire size for a set of squared 18x9 Style 67s? Iíll be daily driving this set up, while also taking it to a track day every now and then. Maximum grip / cornering speed while retaining a decent drivability on the street is proffered.

Would 265/35 squared be too aggressive for the street? Should I try 255/35 F &
265/35 R? Or 255/35 F & 275/35 R?
265 and 275 are too much tire on a 9 wide rim. You are going with a square rim setup but want to run staggered tire setup on it?

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265 and 275 are too much tire on a 9 wide rim. You are going with a square rim setup but want to run staggered tire setup on it?

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Iíd like to run a 265/35 squared set up but Iíve told not to because itís pretty sketchy on the street so I thought maybe running a slightly smaller tire up front would solve that problem; perhaps I was misinformed.
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Iíd like to run a 265/35 squared set up but Iíve told not to because itís pretty sketchy on the street so I thought maybe running a slightly smaller tire up front would solve that problem; perhaps I was misinformed.
I "think" the concept someone was trying to allude to there is tramlining. That just comes with running the car lower with more negative camber that is required to stuff bigger tires to clear fenders, etc. It does feel a bit twitchier (you get used to it), however that is not solved by running wider tires in the rear vs the front. To be clear it's not twitchy to where it's not safe, it feels more direct and you just need to keep your hands on the wheel.

I run 265 square and daily the car with -3 degrees camber, I know a lot of other guys do similar.

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