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      05-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #23
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      05-16-2011, 10:12 AM   #24
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Sorry not yet - they've been sitting at my local installer. I was busy running one lap of america. I should get them on this week.
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I finally put my PSS 275/30/19 and 296/30/19's on. They fit fine except under full compression the rear will rub just a tad. I drive pretty hard and they've shaved just enough of the corner of the outer shoulder (maybe .5mm) now I don't hear it anymore

My initial impressions - if you like the "square rubber" look these are for you. The additional rubber on the sidewall make the ride more bearable than the stock 245/265 ps2's - they are almost as comfortable as the 275 18's I use for track. However the down side is that there is a bit of side wall "play" Steering is not as crisp as with rubber with stretched sidewall. Similar to suspension, once you settle into a turn it does just fine and my with 295's in the rear they really stick to the road! I'd say for street this setup is just fine but for track I'd want something with less sidewall movement. I like the square look and the more comfortable ride.

Pictures below will show that the rears fill up the wheelwell pretty good. Keep in mind I have the zcp package which is lower by 0.5in.













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Compared to the square 275/35/18 apex arc-8's that work great on track:
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I finally put my PSS 275/30/19 and 296/30/19's on. They fit fine except under full compression the rear will rub just a tad. I drive pretty hard and they've shaved just enough of the corner of the outer shoulder (maybe .5mm) now I don't hear it anymore
So is it safe to say that if the Michelin Man had been kind to us ///M3 drivers he would have made a 285 for the perfect fit?.........................Phil
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So is it safe to say that if the Michellin Man had been kind to us ///M3 drivers he would have made a 285 for the perfect fit?.........................Phil
Yes 285's would have been perfect.

Though they do offer 285's for 18's. I used a 285/35/18 for testing. But 295's are definitely better if you're adding more power
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Any more tire noise than stock with this setup?
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hey guys,

I have an e90 zcp m3 and I was searching around too see if anyone was running wider then 275s in the rear. I know that daft(user) is running 275s in the rear and 255s up front with 15 mm 12 mm spacers. Any pics of 285s on in the rear? Does anyone know if there still going to be stretched with 285s? Or are they going to be a standard fit? I def want to keep a little stretch on my rear so I may have to stick too 275s!

Looking to most likely go with bridgestone re 11s when making up my mind on tire size..

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Daft M3 - http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457003


Here's a thread with the stock tires swapped out for Yokohama 255/295 AD08s: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388786
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Thank you for the write-up! I love the wider look of the 295's (and the extra traction would be nice) but I think I'll probably end up doing 275/35's. 285/30 have less sidewall than I'd like and 285/35 is too tall
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Yes 285's would have been perfect.

Though they do offer 285's for 18's. I used a 285/35/18 for testing. But 295's are definitely better if you're adding more power
What's the reason for not making 285s? Will it be available later?
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Ok, I just had the car detailed and wheels dressed (after getting the stickers removed) This is a better representative of the 275/30/19 and 295/30/19's:






LOTS of meat up front as well as in the back!


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The rear now looks odd not stretched.......but that does look good. Under normal daily driving is the rear rubbing or is it only under heavy load?...............Phil
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The rear now looks odd not stretched.......but that does look good. Under normal daily driving is the rear rubbing or is it only under heavy load?...............Phil
Only under heavy load. I drive pretty aggressively so under normal driving it's fine.
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I finally put my PSS 275/30/19 and 296/30/19's on. They fit fine except under full compression the rear will rub just a tad. I drive pretty hard and they've shaved just enough of the corner of the outer shoulder (maybe .5mm) now I don't hear it anymore
Is the rubbing in the rear with or without wheel spacers?
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Is the rubbing in the rear with or without wheel spacers?
I'm not using spacers. These are just ZCP wheels. The rubbing has stopped - a tiny bit of the shoulder wore off already. As it mentioned before it's very very slight.
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Car looks great as is. Come out to CMP on the 17 of June.
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Car looks great as is. Come out to CMP on the 17 of June.
Unfortunately I have a trade show to attend that weekend
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Remember that bigger tires also equals more weight, more noise, more rolling resistance. Unless you are supercharging, the stock set-up is just fine. It would have been very easy for BMW to put different sized tires on the stock car but they didn't. There is a reason for this.

If you are supercharging, 275/30 & 295/30 is a great combo, other wise the stock tire size and maybe up to 255/35 & 275/35 is optimal.... No extra weight, no extra noise, a touch more sidewall for added comfort and no fitment issues whatsoever under any circumstances.

Just because you can fit bigger tires, doesn't mean you should. Tires that get too big for their intended purpose also start to look a little ricey.
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Remember that bigger tires also equals more weight, more noise, more rolling resistance. Unless you are supercharging, the stock set-up is just fine. It would have been very easy for BMW to put different sized tires on the stock car but they didn't. There is a reason for this.

If you are supercharging, 275/30 & 295/30 is a great combo, other wise the stock tire size and maybe up to 255/35 & 275/35 is optimal.... No extra weight, no extra noise, a touch more sidewall for added comfort and no fitment issues whatsoever under any circumstances.

Just because you can fit bigger tires, doesn't mean you should. Tires that get too big for their intended purpose also start to look a little ricey.
Not all true. These 275/295 PSS's are quieter and softer riding than the stock 246/265 PS2's.

Yes more weight but not always quieter, I think the extra rubber across as well as the sidewell make the ride much nicer than the stock rubber.

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Unfortunately I have a trade show to attend that weekend
Bummer. Plenty of other events, I am sure we will run into each other soon.
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4sevens you should run the 19X10 rear zcp wheel up front with the 275's, would probably go a long way in restoring the steering crispness.

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4sevens you should run the 19X10 rear zcp wheel up front with the 275's, would probably go a long way in restoring the steering crispness.

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That is an idea - it should fit - but then what do to with the rear? These are my street wheels for now. I have 18's for the track - 19's are too heavy for track besides keeping them nice retains their value
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i know this is an old thread - but can i put the tires from my stock 19" M3 wheels on the ZCP wheels? I'm thinking of buying a set but wana know what i'll need as far as tires go. I want that flush look so will likely be throwing on spacers. I will be lowering the car on H&R sports as well.
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