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      10-29-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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New Tires for a Supercharged e92

I tried to search the forum to find this answer (I am sure it has been asked a thousand times), but I am about ready to replace tires on my 2009 e92 with stock 19" 220 wheels. The car is ESS Supercharged, so a little more traction would be a help. I would like to go something like 275-35-19 Rear and 255-35-19 Front in a Pilot Super Sport or PS2 tire.

Can I do this without creating any rub issues? If not, what are some suggestions for sizes?
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      10-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you can fit 295/30/19 AD08's on ZCP rear rims
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I was about to start a thread askin d same question ..... Wud a 285 fit in d rear and if it wud then wat size in the front?
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I'm using 295/35/18 NT05

but I got a special order of RE-11s from Japan coming in soon
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I was about to start a thread askin d same question ..... Wud a 285 fit in d rear and if it wud then wat size in the front?
A 285 mm tire can be used but...

Are you running 18" or 19" wheels? Stock or aftermarket wheels? If afternarket wheels, what are the front and rear widths as well as wheel offsets?
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      10-30-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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As dpohlman , runnin stock 19" wheels .
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As dpohlman , runnin stock 19" wheels .
Stock ZCP or non-ZCP wheels? If it's the non-ZCP 9.5" wide rear then most 285 mm tires won't work because they are too wide for a 9.5" wide wheel (based on wheel width ranges listed on TireRack's website).
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      10-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #8
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So is it safe to assume that either PS2 or Supersports of size 275-35-19 in the Rear and 255-35-19 in the Front are a good approach?

I have seen some threads this week where the increased size may be causing traction control system issues. Also, it sounds like the Pilot Supersports in this size on an M3 are not getting great reviews. Can others comment on either of these two potential issues?
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For what it's worth, I'm running 285 PS2 on HRE 20x10" wheel rear for my summer setup, and 275 LM-60 on ZCP 19" wheel with a 12mm spacer for winter. Car is also lowered. No rubbing issues on either and still not enough traction!
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      11-04-2011, 05:55 AM   #10
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I am still hoping to get a more certain answer to my question. Does someone out there have the set-up I am contemplating (see original post)?

I think I would prefer the Super Sports to the PS2, but I would welcome insight based on experience. My car came with PS2s.
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So is it safe to assume that either PS2 or Supersports of size 275-35-19 in the Rear and 255-35-19 in the Front are a good approach?

I have seen some threads this week where the increased size may be causing traction control system issues. Also, it sounds like the Pilot Supersports in this size on an M3 are not getting great reviews. Can others comment on either of these two potential issues?
Only one person is having an issue with this tire combo and it sounds like it's not a real issue based on all of the responses - everyone else running this setup has stated no issues and improved grip/handling.
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I tried to search the forum to find this answer (I am sure it has been asked a thousand times), but I am about ready to replace tires on my 2009 e92 with stock 19" 220 wheels. The car is ESS Supercharged, so a little more traction would be a help. I would like to go something like 275-35-19 Rear and 255-35-19 Front in a Pilot Super Sport or PS2 tire.

Can I do this without creating any rub issues? If not, what are some suggestions for sizes?
do the 255-35-19 with 275-35-19 PSS and you'll be extremely happy. I never felt so confident in the rain especially with a SC. Dry weather traction is awesome, now that its cooler like 30-50 they do pretty well but not great. (no summer tire would when it starts getting colder).
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      11-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #13
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The last two posts really gave me the answers I needed.

Thank you!
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      11-05-2011, 04:53 AM   #14
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The last two posts really gave me the answers I needed.

Thank you!
Glad we could help

Now buy those new tires and go have some fun!
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      11-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #15
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Glad we could help

Now buy those new tires and go have some fun!
Will do!!!
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Only one person is having an issue with this tire combo and it sounds like it's not a real issue based on all of the responses - everyone else running this setup has stated no issues and improved grip/handling.
I am running this setup, there is a slight rub on one side in the front if your clock the steering all the way to the side.
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Switch down to a 18" wheel. Much more tire selection... But if you are sticking with stock 19" wheels.. Go with the RE-11s. A good friend of mine (Drew) has these tires and has never said one negative thing about them.

If you are going with 18s, I'm running Falken 615K's on my m3.. I love them. 315/30/18
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Switch down to a 18" wheel. Much more tire selection... But if you are sticking with stock 19" wheels.. Go with the RE-11s. A good friend of mine (Drew) has these tires and has never said one negative thing about them.

If you are going with 18s, I'm running Falken 615K's on my m3.. I love them. 315/30/18
what offsets do u have to fit a 315? thats wide!
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what offsets do u have to fit a 315? thats wide!
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Seems like you'd need to run a lot of negative camber to get a 315 tire to not rub when using a 10.5" et20 wheel.
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im waiting for the weather to clear up so i can take some pictures of my new mods.
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