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      08-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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9.5 / 11" 255/285 - Recommendations?

I'm out of the performance tire loop.......

The wheels are 19x9.5 +27, 19x11 +25, street setup.

The car will be lowered on RD sport springs with the OEM camber mod and somewhat aggressive alignment specs.

I calculated 255/285 will give me a tiny bit of stretch for fender clearance with this mildly aggressive setup.

On that note: for light street duties, and possible spirited driving - what is a good street tire that fits this criteria. I'd like to stay away from cheaping out on tires (sunny's, nakangs etc) but I don't need PS2's for my day to day.

For track use I will use my stock 19's on PS2's.

Vred's - don't stretch well
Toyo T1R - stretch well, "ok" tire
Re050's - wasn't a huge fan of these on my E46

Comments? Suggestions?
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I'm out of the performance tire loop.......

The wheels are 19x9.5 +27, 19x11 +25, street setup.

The car will be lowered on RD sport springs with the OEM camber mod and somewhat aggressive alignment specs.

I calculated 255/285 will give me a tiny bit of stretch for fender clearance with this mildly aggressive setup.

On that note: for light street duties, and possible spirited driving - what is a good street tire that fits this criteria. I'd like to stay away from cheaping out on tires (sunny's, nakangs etc) but I don't need PS2's for my day to day.

For track use I will use my stock 19's on PS2's.

Vred's - don't stretch well
Toyo T1R - stretch well, "ok" tire
Re050's - wasn't a huge fan of these on my E46

Comments? Suggestions?
I liked the T1Rs on my 04 M3, but some people on this board thought the T1Rs are not that good. Although I do beg to differ...on a street car they are a great tire.

The RE050s have a very stiff sidewall and they are heavy with a terrible ride. Don't have any experience with the VReds.

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you can run a 265/295 setup, thats what im running with my 9.5/11" setup. consider the nitti nt05's, you cant go wrong with those
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you can run a 265/295 setup, thats what im running with my 9.5/11" setup. consider the nitti nt05's, you cant go wrong with those
You don't have any issues with your front passenger side inner fender and wiper bottle running a 265? Are you running 19's or 20's?
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For an M3, I would recommend:

Bridgestone RE-11
Yokohama AD08
Dunlop Z1 Star Spec

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=118

And yes you can run a 265/295. 285 on 11 is going to look stretched.

These are the best performance tires before going DOT-R.
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You don't have any issues with your front passenger side inner fender and wiper bottle running a 265? Are you running 19's or 20's?
265/35 x18 will clear just fine. 255/40 x18 might not. I personally had problems (knocking the washer bottle loose) with Nitto NT-01's in 275/35x18 on OEM 18x9.5 ET23 rims.

I've been thinking about 265/35x18 on 9.5x18 ET 25 fronts paired with 295/35x18 on 18x10.5 ET30 at the rear for track use. The rear wheel well has tons of room to the inside but not the outside, so the offset should increase a bit as you go wider. That puts more of the increased width to the inside.
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