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      09-27-2009, 09:27 AM   #23
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LMB, I will take your word on your following statement and just place the order for HRE P40's.

"I recommend the following P40 wheel widths and offsets for your M3:

255/30/20* - 20 x 9 , +19 offset

*This is the largest 20" tire you can put on the front wheels without getting yourself into trouble. (clearance wise)

305/25/20 - 20 x 10.5 , +24 offset"

Since that is the ideal setup to avoid any rubbing, I'll get those.
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LMB, I will take your word on your following statement and just place the order for HRE P40's.

"I recommend the following P40 wheel widths and offsets for your M3:

255/30/20* - 20 x 9 , +19 offset

*This is the largest 20" tire you can put on the front wheels without getting yourself into trouble. (clearance wise)

305/25/20 - 20 x 10.5 , +24 offset"

Since that is the ideal setup to avoid any rubbing, I'll get those.

Start a new thread when you get the wheels mounted to the car.

BTW: What finish did you decide to get on those P40's?
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LBM, would 285/35/19 RE-11's rub in the rear with 19x10 +20?
The 285/35/19 RE-11's are 26.9" tall, which is right on the edge in regards to clearance. Stock is 26.3" so you are really pushing the envelope with that tire sizing.

If I remember correctly, you are lowered on H&R sport springs right?

That makes the possibility of rubbing on the inner wheel liner, or the outer fenderwell (under suspension compression) very likely.

Bridgestone RE-11 tires have a square sidewall, which doesn't help either.

I wouldn't do it, but it's your call.
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Start a new thread when you get the wheels mounted to the car.

BTW: What finish did you decide to get on those P40's?
Start a new thread for pics right?

And I will be going for matte black or textured black, as it is called, with a white pin stripe. Wondering if a red strip would be good idea, since the brake calipers will be red as well?
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Start a new thread for pics right?

And I will be going for matte black or textured black, as it is called, with a white pin stripe. Wondering if a red strip would be good idea, since the brake calipers will be red as well?
Yes, start a new thread with your new wheel/tire combo.

Matte Black or Textured Black sounds interesting.

Actually, you may be right about the red pinstripe idea.

Trying to keep a white pinstripe looking "white" will be nearly impossible after a few months. (road grime and other contaminates) It will likely start to look yellow after a while. I have seen that happen before to a few guys that went for a custom white wheel lip finish. That color is not very street friendly.

That color only works for show/promotional cars that are rarely driven. It looks great but it is not very practical for a daily driver.
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