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      03-28-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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Question Need Tire Size Advice for Rims

Having a bit of a dilemma with choosing tire sizes for a particular set of rims. On my previous E46 M3 I had Volk TE-37 T/A's and was running a 19x8.5(F) with a 235/35R19 and a 19x10.5(R) with a 275/30R19.

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I am wanting to run the same stretched look as my previous M3 on my E92 and my question is:

I am going or wanting to run a 19x9(F) and 19x11(R) or can I run wider without issues considering I am going to lower it considerably to eliminate the wheel gap. Will I just be able to run a 245/35(F) and a 285/30(R) to achieve the same stretched look? Don't want to have it too overly stretched but just enough to be subtle and clean. Thanks!

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You can run as wide as 11" in the rear (I have seen 11.5" on a couple of occasions) and 9.5" on the front (I have seen 10" for track purposes but I wouldn't use 10" for street). Tire size depends on many things... Offset of your wheels, which tire brand you choose, and the look you are trying to achieve. If I were going for a semi-stretched look I would get 9.5" & 11" (or 10.5") wide wheels with 255/35/19 & 275/35/19 tires.
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      03-28-2011, 09:33 AM   #3
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Your previous setup:

235/35R19 rec. width range: 8.0-9.5" you had it on an 8.5" wheel

275/30R19 rec. width range 9.0-10" you had it on a 10.5" wheel

Proposed new setup 9.0 and 11" wheels:

245/35R19 rec width range 8.0-9.5"** you will put it on a 9.0"

285/30R19 rec width range 9.5-10.5" you will put it on an 11.0"

So it appears that you will be getting a similar look. Rears stretched 1/2" out of their official range, fronts within their recommended range and sitting fairly straight up and down.



** not a typo, 245/35R19 has the same recommended range as the 235/35R19. Weird, but that's how it goes sometimes. The 245 is still wider, just not enough to change the recommended range.
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