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      12-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Drives: 2011 1M, 2003 330i ZHP
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California

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1M Tire Fit and Rubbing Question

I am considering a set of Volks
19x9.5 +25
19x10.5 +20

My car is completely stock. I would prefer to run stock size Super Sports in 245/35/19 front and 265/35/19 rear. I don't want rubbing and I'm concerned that while technically, the rim size is in the range that is acceptable for this tire sizes, that they will look goofy, stretched and no sidewall rim protection.

The next logical tires are 265/30/19 front and 295/30/19 rear so I can keep as close as possible to correct diameter.

Anyone have any experience with these tire sizes and these offsets on 1M at Tire Rack? I know it's an M3 forum but thought Tire Rack experts might know.

I know a lot of guys go to 285/35/19s but the 1M is not a high revving car and you are shortening the rev range which I don't want to do since my car is a daily driver. I am also aware that the bigger tires are slightly heavier but the Volk is lighter than stock by the same amount so this should offset the tire weight gain perfectly. The main concern is driveability and rubbing. If you have any real world experience with 1M, please share.