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      03-04-2015, 02:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys, all the online configurators for my '11 E92 are saying that the 19inch rears for the M3 are 265/40/19 when they're actually 265/35/19. I'm not being stupid right? Also, which model of the 35/19 is appropiate since Tire Rack is saying they have 98Y versions for Mercedes and Porsche. The only one they say is for the M3 is the 40/19 102Y.

I'm extremely confused, any help would be appreciated
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Tirerack shows the sizes correctly, you just didn't read it correctly.

265/40-18 or 265/35-19.
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Hey guys, all the online configurators for my '11 E92 are saying that the 19inch rears for the M3 are 265/40/19 when they're actually 265/35/19. I'm not being stupid right? Also, which model of the 35/19 is appropiate since Tire Rack is saying they have 98Y versions for Mercedes and Porsche. The only one they say is for the M3 is the 40/19 102Y.

I'm extremely confused, any help would be appreciated
For the 265/35R19, the Mercedes version or Porsche version are both OK for use on the M3. If both are available, I would go with the Mercedes version, as they tend to be most like the 'standard' version of the tire.

Both versions of 265/35R19 are on backorder, so if you want the PSS on 19", 275/35R19 will work.
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For the 265/35R19, the Mercedes version or Porsche version are both OK for use on the M3. If both are available, I would go with the Mercedes version, as they tend to be most like the 'standard' version of the tire.

Both versions of 265/35R19 are on backorder, so if you want the PSS on 19", 275/35R19 will work.
Can you explain the differences between the different varieties? Eg Mercedes or Porsche version. Is it the compound?
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Can you explain the differences between the different varieties? Eg Mercedes or Porsche version. Is it the compound?
There is no universal explanation. Every one is an individual case. And in many cases the difference is negligible. The changes are considered proprietary between the manufacturer of the tire and the vehicle, so they do not reveal anything more than they have to. Sometimes you may see small differences when scrutinizing the specs, but not always.
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