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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 Mon, Jul-23-2018, 01:52:01 PM   #1
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Default Rear Tires Rubbing - Lowered w/ 265/35/19

Hey guys,

So I scored a really, really, good deal on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's over the weekend. So good that I couldn't pass it up. I had them installed on my 19" VMR CSL reps. 245/35 in the front and 265/35 in the rear. It's also worth noting that I had no choice in tire sizing. I am lowered on koni yellows and H&R sport springs.

The sad thing is I am ever so slightly rubbing in the rear over large bumps and at speed. Can I dial in some more camper in the back in order to get rid of the rubbing? If my understanding is correct, increasing camber in the rear will increase tire wear? How bad will that wear be? Rolling my fenders is NOT an option.

I'll snap a pic and attach it here later. Let me know, thanks guys!
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They're Cup 2's. They will last 5k no matter what camber you have.
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They're Cup 2's. They will last 5k no matter what camber you have.
Lol yeah I've read that they don't last as long as PSS, but will dialing in camber in the rear get rid of the rubbing? If not I may just swap them on the Alpine with the OEM suspension that I'm going to be selling soon.
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When was the last time you got an alignment and do you recall what the rear camber was set to? Based on the pics I bet you can add some negative camber and eliminate the situational rubbing. There is a lot of good info on here for target / recommended alignment specs, also this is a good reference: https://thebuildjournal.com/tech-gui...t-specs-guide/


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When was the last time you got an alignment and do you recall what the rear camber was set to? Based on the pics I bet you can add some negative camber and eliminate the situational rubbing. There is a lot of good info on here for target / recommended alignment specs, also this is a good reference: https://thebuildjournal.com/tech-gui...t-specs-guide/


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Last alignment was back in May and it was...

Left Rear: -1.4
Right Rear: -1.9

I believe camber will be maxed out at -2.0 in the rear on stock lower control arms, right? I am lowered, so I know that increases how much negative camber I can get out of stock arms, but by how much? Can it go past -2.0 with my current specs?
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What size wheel is that, 19x10 et25? With maxed out camber, approx. -1.8, it should clear. That Cup 2 probably runs a bit wider than a PSS.
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What size wheel is that, 19x10 et25? With maxed out camber, approx. -1.8, it should clear. That Cup 2 probably runs a bit wider than a PSS.
Honestly I am not sure, they came on the Alpine white project car that I bought as a second set of wheels. They are pretty aggressive, I am guessing they were meant for an E90, not the E46.

I'm assuming you're probably right and they are et25...
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What size wheel is that, 19x10 et25? With maxed out camber, approx. -1.8, it should clear. That Cup 2 probably runs a bit wider than a PSS.
Honestly I am not sure, they came on the Alpine white project car that I bought as a second set of wheels. They are pretty aggressive, I am guessing they were meant for an E90, not the E46.

I'm assuming you're probably right and they are et25...
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