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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Oct-21-2018, 07:05:14 PM   #541
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Time for new tires, gonna go back to PS4s all around this time

I'm running staggered OE 18s, stock suspension and alignment, street driving with a little bit of canyon/mountain roads and *maybe* a little bit of auto-x or track time in the next year. MK20 DSC.

Looking at Obioban's list of increasingly wide staggered 18" pairs that work well together, and list of disadvantages to running bigger tires, is it worth trying to go wider than the 225f255r combo that comes stock? Obviously I like the look of wider tires, and extra grip with less understeer tendency sounds great, but if it's going to make my acceleration noticably slower maybe it isn't worth going wider than stock? Any advice here?

Basically, I would like to go with the widest staggered 18" fitment for which I wouldn't really notice any disadvantages..
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Old Sat, Oct-27-2018, 03:26:49 AM   #542
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Default Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

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Looking to replace my tire setup, currently on stock 19s with stock tires 225/255 and GC coilovers. I track the car about twice a year, rest is weekend driving

Iím thinking of upgrading to the 235/35/19 265/30/19 setup however a good amount of people are telling me to go 265/35/19 in the rear.. this impacts the relative circumferences.. thoughts?



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I run 245/35/19 and 275/30/19 on OEM rims and have been pretty happy with the handling. Probably going to drop to 18's when i get new wheels though just to drop the unsprung weight.
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Time for new tires, gonna go back to PS4s all around this time

I'm running staggered OE 18s, stock suspension and alignment, street driving with a little bit of canyon/mountain roads and *maybe* a little bit of auto-x or track time in the next year. MK20 DSC.

Looking at Obioban's list of increasingly wide staggered 18" pairs that work well together, and list of disadvantages to running bigger tires, is it worth trying to go wider than the 225f255r combo that comes stock? Obviously I like the look of wider tires, and extra grip with less understeer tendency sounds great, but if it's going to make my acceleration noticably slower maybe it isn't worth going wider than stock? Any advice here?

Basically, I would like to go with the widest staggered 18" fitment for which I wouldn't really notice any disadvantages..
Anyone have suggestions? Best size combo out of the ones Obioban listed for an OE staggered 18 street car (that might see a tiny bit of HDPE this year)?? Would like to go wider than the stock 18 sizes if the downsides won't be noticeable for my application.
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