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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 Wed, Dec-28-2016, 12:09:20 AM   #471
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I plan on running 4 oem rears on my e46 M3. 19 x 9.5's. Can I run the 255/35's on the front in 19" form? How bout 265's all around? I ask because I'd rather buy only two tires for the moment, but want to plan for the future at the same time. I could buy 2 x 265's and put them in the rear with plans to buy another pair of 265's in the future, OR I could buy 275's for the rear if I knew that the max I could run on the front was 255 or less. If the 255 will not fit at all up front, anybody running 4 oem 19's, what are y'all running for tire sizes ft/rr? I'm already rolled in the rear, and I'm not afraid to roll the front slightly if necessary, but would rather avoid it.
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Old Wed, Jan-04-2017, 10:30:02 PM   #472
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Bringing this one back from the dead a bit. I've got a set of 18x9.5/10 wheels on the way. Seller was running 265/35 and 275/35, is that optimal? Also, am I crazy for going with a 265/40 and 275/40? I'm looking for optimal fitment but I do like the look of a meaty sidewall. Helps with the midwest potholes too.

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I don't recommend 275/40/18. I have 275/35 and slightly rub wheel well when turning in parking lot

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Old Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:49:32 AM   #473
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Happy New Year,

Looking for some advice on tire sizes for my 2006 Vert. I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. But thinking of increasing the profile to give a bit softer winter ride.
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Front 225/45 - 19
Rear 255/40 - 19
Car has stock suspension and stock 19" rims. Will these tires rub anywhere under the wheel wells? Has anyone installed these sizes?

Thanks
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Old Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:54:22 AM   #474
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Happy New Year,



Looking for some advice on tire sizes for my 2006 Vert. I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. But thinking of increasing the profile to give a bit softer winter ride.


Looking at

Front 225/45 - 19

Rear 255/40 - 19


Car has stock suspension and stock 19" rims. Will these tires rub anywhere under the wheel wells? Has anyone installed these sizes?



Thanks


You should upgrade to the CSL sizes for the car then. Will look much better.
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Happy New Year,

Looking for some advice on tire sizes for my 2006 Vert. I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. But thinking of increasing the profile to give a bit softer winter ride.
Looking at
Front 225/45 - 19
Rear 255/40 - 19
Car has stock suspension and stock 19" rims. Will these tires rub anywhere under the wheel wells? Has anyone installed these sizes?

Thanks
Those tires will rub on the front spring perch.
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Old Thu, Jan-05-2017, 01:01:14 PM   #476
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You should upgrade to the CSL sizes for the car then. Will look much better.
I like this idea. I have always felt the stock tires sizes on the 19" rims make the tire appear a bit stretched...

So The CSL sizes below should fit in the wheel well and may reduce the stretched look?

Front 235/35-19
Rear 265/30-19
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Those tires will rub on the front spring perch.

Thanks - this is what I needed to hear. So if I understand, the 225/40-19 stock front tire overall diameter is at the maximum already? Any larger overall diameter and it will rub the strut lower spring perch?
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Thanks - this is what I needed to hear. So if I understand, the 225/40-19 stock front tire overall diameter is at the maximum already? Any larger overall diameter and it will rub the strut lower spring perch?
Yes, with stock suspension.
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Just got my tires. Can't wait to install them on Saturday
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Great information. Can you tell me what type of tire rims you are using or can you suggest some for my 2003
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