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      03-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #9
GregW / Oregon

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Originally Posted by ///MML View Post
If you keep 18/19" with the stock dimensions then it will look the same. There are several close up wheel pics on the net. I don't see much reason to change the tire dimensions. On the e46 M3's the tires were too narrow and many went with wider rubber and a lower aspect ratio but this did create more gap. The e92 M3 has wider rubber.
Many with the E46 went from 225 fronts to 245, and 255 to 275 in the rear. Going 20mm wider and .05 lower in aspect ratio results in virtually the same OD, so gap is not increased.

I plan on going with 10" rears so I will go with 275/35/19 vs 265/35/19 stock.
Stock rears are 265/40, not 35. But, 275/35 is probably the way to go.

If your not going with 20" then you should be fine if you like stock look. Personnaly I hate the stock gap so no EDC for me. I will put coilovers on with about 1" drop for better stance. If you ordered EDC your pretty much stuck with the gap (new springs are not an option, IMHO).
I agree that the stock stance and gap is not good. I think there will be aftermarket springs for the EDC shocks that will work fine, at least I hope so!

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350