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      12-05-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Aggressive 19" tire sizes, EDC and lowering setups?

OEM Stock 19" tires are 245/35 R19 front and 265/35 R19 for our cars.

I have a 2008 e92 coupe and am looking for a more aggressive setup. Anyone have any problems or thoughts on the following suggested tire set up I am planning:

255/35 R19 front and 285/30 R19 Rear?

I have EDC and wheels will be 9x19 and 9.5x19 respectively front and rear. Think this should fit but any issues such as rubbing that I should consider or driving setup for the car on the street or track? Am considering an Eibach or HR Spring set in the future likely this spring as well so am also interested on thoughts from those who've lowered their cars, should this matter?

Is 245/35 R19 and 275/30 R19 a better setup for what I propose? Or should I stick with stock as above? Rob
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I think you should be just fine. The widths of the wheels you are thinking of getting are no problem. What are the wheel offsets?
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It all depends on your wheel offsets. With the wrong offset you will rub w/o tires.

Also, besides cosmetic reasons, I really think there is no need to have much wider tires. On the street you will never utilize all the traction, and on the track you'd be carrying more mass around.
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I think you should be just fine. The widths of the wheels you are thinking of getting are no problem. What are the wheel offsets?
Wheels are 8.5x19 (Fronts) ET 25 and 9.5x19 ET 22 (Rears)

Setups that I am looking at are:
Option OEM #1 245/35 R19 F & 265/35 R19
Option non-OEM #2 245/35 R19 F & 275/30 R19 More aggressive
Option non-Oem#3 255/35 R19 F & 285/30 R19 Most aggressive

My main worries are rubbing and the ability to lower the car conservatively (Eilbach or H&R...maybe Dinan) without compromising my EDC.
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You should be fine. However, your rear tires are too small! Use the tire size calc on e90post.com
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You should be fine. However, your rear tires are too small! Use the tire size calc on e90post.com
What rears should I be looking for? Don't have a link to the calc you mention.

What do you mean too small?
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Your offsets seem just fine, and you can go with a 285 rear tire if you'd like. It would give you a meatier look from the back.Your EDC should work just fine with that setup and it would most likely not rub.
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