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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 Sun, Jan-29-2017, 04:29:12 PM   #481
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Anyone running the VMR 703:s ? I was planning on using 19x8.5 ET20 or 19x9.5 ET33 in the front and 19x10 ET25 in the back.

Haven't decided on tire size, open to suggestions.

If anyone has pictures of this setup or something similar feel free to post it.

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What do you guys think about running 245/40/18 and 265/40/18 on stock 18" wheels? I found a good deal for almost new Michelin PSS. Fronts will be a little bit smaller diameter and rears will be slightly larger than OEM sizes. Suspension is stock so I'm not worried about rubbing.
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Old Wed, Mar-01-2017, 03:34:57 PM   #483
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

275 35 would be a better rear size with the 245 40s if you consider circumference and ratios. On factory e46 m3 18s? Going to be bulging. I like these sizes on wheel widths 9 front 10 rear. Just my opinion.
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Old Tue, Mar-07-2017, 07:45:35 PM   #484
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On my car using a 19x8.5 F and a 19x10 R, I plan on using a 235/35 in the front and a 275/30 in the rear, is that too much of a difference between front and rear that it would cause understeer? Should
I go to a 245/30?
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Question: Would running a wider tire, say hankook v12's or Michellin PSS), create an overlap on the lip of the rim? I noticed on some cars the lip of the wheel is "sunken" into the tire, providing protection from curb rash. Is this the style of the tire or size of tire?

I ask because I recently purchased a set of wheels with hankook V12's and there is NO kind of elevated tire lip to protect the wheels.
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Depends how much wider and "protection" only works depending how much force, but short answer is yes.
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Old Wed, Mar-22-2017, 02:10:57 AM   #487
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Glad I saw this. I was about to order fronts(bought car with worn fronts/new rears) and was about to order the 235/35 Fronts while having the 275/30 rears(hankook ventus v12 evo2's)
I am now going to be ordering the 245/35 fronts.

Had one question before I order, since I want to make sure it all fits and some of this is a bit hard for me to understand.

I just got some bbs rs-gt's. The fronts are 8.5" et35 and the rears are 10" et25

Car is slightly lowered and fenders are rolled. Would I get any rubbing with the 245/275 combo with those wheels?
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Old Wed, Mar-22-2017, 12:21:44 PM   #488
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Glad I saw this. I was about to order fronts(bought car with worn fronts/new rears) and was about to order the 235/35 Fronts while having the 275/30 rears(hankook ventus v12 evo2's)
I am now going to be ordering the 245/35 fronts.

Had one question before I order, since I want to make sure it all fits and some of this is a bit hard for me to understand.

I just got some bbs rs-gt's. The fronts are 8.5" et35 and the rears are 10" et25

Car is slightly lowered and fenders are rolled. Would I get any rubbing with the 245/275 combo with those wheels?
You will not.

V12s are garbage. Get a different tire.
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Hey All,

I'm relatively new to the forum and I realize this is a pretty old post, but I thought I'd ask anyway. The above post is really good and I just wanted to confirm if the following setup will fit on OEM 18s without modification. Are they a straight fit without rub.

235/40-18 265/35/18

245/40/18 275/35/18

Let me know if particular tires seem to work better than others.

My car is pleasure driver summer toy and I really enjoy a wider tire look.

Let me know. Thanks.
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This is a great thread! Very useful information.

Recently my son and I bought a new to us 03.5 E46 M3. We love it. We checked the VIN decoder, this car came with 19" rims from the factory. However, the tire sizes came with the car are bigger than stock, front 245/35/19, rear 275/30/19. After putting on a new set of tires with the same sizes, the car drives and handles fine, and looks great. The car has the stock size suspensions.

The other day, my son bought a set of used Dinan Champion rims. He loves the rims. The markings inside of the rim says: 19X9J48 for the front, 19X10JCH35 on the rear. Does this mean on the front offset E48 and on the rear offset E35? I could not find any information on these rims. My question is what will be the best tire sizes for these rims to fit to the car?

The rims came with a set of Yokohama Advan Nedva Ad08R mounted, 265/35/R19 on the front and 295/30R19 on the rear. The tires still have good live to them, but they are too big to put on our car. I do not want to modify the car to fit the tires, it does not make sense to me to do that. Is it possible to use spacers to make the tires and the rims to fit the car? If so what will be the right sizes? Thank you for your advises
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