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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Jun-01-2018, 01:10:24 AM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone running 245/40/17s?

Thanks folks... ordering PS 4s from Costco.
$184+ tax/ea out the door. Heck, if I have issues I don't feel like fixing I can always return them.
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I would get some small spacers just in case, dunno how much of a drop those springs provide but you may have some additional negative camber in your future too. Either way, it will make the car look and drive better soooo...
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Old Fri, Jun-01-2018, 03:11:20 AM   #13
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There is no chance of rubbing in the rear unless something is damaged or aligned horribly. Stock is 245/40 on 17x8.5et 41 on later model e36 m3s. Front is dependant on your coilovers/suspension set up. It’s likely you will have no problem there either though that can’t be solved by spacers if you have a coil setup that will cause rubbing issues.
I had rubbing in the rear, but then, the suspension was very gone!
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Old Fri, Jun-15-2018, 02:00:05 AM   #14
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I would get some small spacers just in case, dunno how much of a drop those springs provide but you may have some additional negative camber in your future too. Either way, it will make the car look and drive better soooo...
I do run a small spacer up front of 3mm
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Old Fri, Jun-15-2018, 01:00:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: Anyone running 245/40/17s?

I'm running 245's all around on square stock wheels with no rubbing on H&R OE Sports.
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Op shouldn't have any problems with that size..

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People have been running 245/40/17s on E36s for about 24 years...
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People have been running 245/40/17s on E36s for about 24 years...


1995M3 245/40-17 (street tires) on 8.5” ET41 up front, close but no spacer.
1996+M3, the wheel will contact the strut just slightly and tire will rub hard due to Spindle/King Pin/FLCA/FLCAB/Guide Support geometry change.


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Right, so throw a spacer up front. It's practically default.
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