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      03-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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New Shoes Need Info On Tire Size Help The New Guy !

So I am finally going to be pulling the trigger on some Breyton wheels I have decided to run 20" due to the company not making the wheel in 19" This makes me very nervous becuase I am worried about rubbing and all that bad stuff.

the wheels are as follows: 20x8.5 + 20x10

this is what I am thinking should work for tires : 255/30R20 + 285/25R20

Let me know what you guys think about this set up and if it will work. Like I said I really dont even want a 20" wheel becuase I am so concerned about rubbing, but God I love these wheels, they are not offered in the states and are being imported from Ireland so I need to make sure this is going to fly

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      03-25-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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If you don't want 20's then don't get them... If you're going to get 20's I would recommend that you get something of a higher quality than Breyton's. BBS, HRE, Volk, Advan are all good brands.

As for your tire sizing... I would go with 285/30/20 for the rear. A 285/25/20 is too low of a profile (it will fit but there are better choices). You can fit a 295/25, 305/25, or 285/30 on the rear of an M3.
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Thanks for the advice, I love the wheels and dont mind 20 on the car. My roads are perfect straight flat and no bumps or pot holes. The car is also not a daily driver so it sees limited use, weekends, and some spirited drives after work.
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If you don't want 20's then don't get them... If you're going to get 20's I would recommend that you get something of a higher quality than Breyton's. BBS, HRE, Volk, Advan are all good brands.

As for your tire sizing... I would go with 285/30/20 for the rear. A 285/25/20 is too low of a profile (it will fit but there are better choices). You can fit a 295/25, 305/25, or 285/30 on the rear of an M3.


definitely get 285/30 for rear.
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any other suggestions ?
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thanks to those that did have some advice, so funny any thread with no drama gets no little to no help, yet Thread about nothing, or a thread where someone used all caps there is 6 pages of nonsense to funny
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thanks to those that did have some advice, so funny any thread with no drama gets no little to no help, yet Thread about nothing, or a thread where someone used all caps there is 6 pages of nonsense to funny
I think it's because the tire size topic has been discussed numerous times on this forum.... I'm surprised you didn't get the usual "use the search function" response. A couple of us suggested 285/30/20 which is probably the best option. If you want to be sure that you don't have any rubbing you need to tell us what the offsets are on the wheels you are considering. I suggested a higher quality wheel since you are running 20's (something lighter and stronger) and you weren't interested in considering other wheel options. What else is there to say?
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thanks to those that did have some advice, so funny any thread with no drama gets no little to no help, yet Thread about nothing, or a thread where someone used all caps there is 6 pages of nonsense to funny
Ask a basic question, get a basic answer. I'll bet most that looked at this saw Slicer's good response and said "OK the new guy has been helped, moving on."

Only thing I can add: 275/30R20 also works on the rear of the M3, although 285 probably covers a 10" wheel better. 275/30R20 is recommended to fit 9 to 10 inch wheels though, so it would be appropriate.
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Ask a basic question, get a basic answer. I'll bet most that looked at this saw Slicer's good response and said "OK the new guy has been helped, moving on."

Only thing I can add: 275/30R20 also works on the rear of the M3, although 285 probably covers a 10" wheel better. 275/30R20 is recommended to fit 9 to 10 inch wheels though, so it would be appropriate.
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Love all the help! thanks so much ! the offset is et35 that is what i am being told and that is front and rear
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Love all the help! thanks so much ! the offset is et35 that is what i am being told and that is front and rear
Yet another reason why I would not buy the wheels you are considering. You will want a 15mm spacer (maybe even 20 mm) for both the front and rear wheels. These wheels are going to be more tucked than the OEM wheels prior to adding my suggested spacers. Spacers are OK but you can find wheels with much better offsets for the M3.

Here are the OEM wheel specs and offsets:

19" Style 220
Front 8,5J ET:29
Rear 9,5J ET:23
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Well that clears that up not buying those wheels ! hum back to ground zero !
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Well that clears that up not buying those wheels ! hum back to ground zero !
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news . If you like mesh-style wheels (I assume so because most of the Breyton wheels have a mesh design) you should look at the BBS CH-R. It's available in both 19" and 20" sizes in great offsets and widths. It's not forged and a little heavy but it will be stronger than what you were looking at. Plus you won't need spacers.

See this link for pics:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358230

Most of the venders on this forum can get you BBS wheels.
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No I am glade someone spoke up I did not want to buy the wheels then get them on the car and they look like hell and rub, the only reason i was even considering it was becuase the sales guy was telling me how they put those wheels on M3 all the time, he never once told me that i was going to have to run spacers until i ask what the offset was. Looks like I just need to get my big boy check book out and pick up some HRE
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