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      03-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
Black Gold
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Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas

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Question 285/35/19 fitment on eibach springs discussion

So I have an e9x m3 with Morr vs8.2 wheels, which are

19x9 et 22 front
19x10 et 20 rear

I currently have pss tires in 255/35 and 275/35 sizes. They feel good, but I really dislike the stretched look on the rear tires. I also run eibach springs.

I know that a lot of people here do not like 285/35/19 size wheels for this car. I am wondering if this is because they think the wheels will rub or if this is just a style preference because the sidewall is a little taller in the rear?

According to this calculator, the wheelwell clearance is only increased by 4mm over a standard +1 sized 275/35/19 tire. The fender clearance is increased by 5mm.

So why is this setup not liked here?

To me, it seems like a good fit because you are not comprimising shorter sidewall and worse ride comfort (and wheel protection) by going with something like a 285/30/19 and also you will not be running stretched tires like I am now with my 275/35 setup.

I would consider a 295/30/19 setup but I am afraid they will be too wide and rub on the inner edge of the fender.