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      07-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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will non-staggered tires work????????

i tried ordering 255/35/19 all around, but tirerack said it will mess up the traction control. true or false?
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      07-23-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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i tried ordering 255/35/19 all around, but tirerack said it will mess up the traction control. true or false?
No it will not.The winter tire size from BMW is a 245/40-18 setup is obviously a non staggered setup.
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      07-23-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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i tried ordering 255/35/19 all around, but tirerack said it will mess up the traction control. true or false?
No it will not.The winter tire size from BMW is a 245/40-18 setup is obviously a non staggered setup.It will change handling balance of the car however.
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Some cars with staggered diameters and traction control will have problems if they run a square setup (G35 coupes were the most notable, some cars would be immobilized by the traction control if front and rear wheels were switched).

Based on this thread:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158054
it seems to be OK so faron the M3.

The person you spoke with was probably being conservative, because there is nothing official yet that says "square setup with equal diameters is OK". Edit: When I said nothing official, I meant *nothing official on the Tire Rack database for the M3*. Sorry for any confusion
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oh well... i've already spent the extra $300 and they are on the way. let's just hope they look good on my car.
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19" for winter? damn.

EDIT: disregard. misread the thread. thought you were getting winters.
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19" for winter? damn.

EDIT: disregard. misread the thread. thought you were getting winters.
they are for the winter. have to travel in style even in snow...
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I've driven for a few days with a square tire setup (275/35-18) on all four corners. No problems at all.
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Some cars with staggered diameters and traction control will have problems if they run a square setup (G35 coupes were the most notable, some cars would be immobilized by the traction control if front and rear wheels were switched).

Based on this thread:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158054
it seems to be OK so faron the M3.

The person you spoke with was probably being conservative, because there is nothing official yet that says "square setup with equal diameters is OK".
Sure its official,its in the manual and the tire information sticker on the pillar.
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I've been on square 265's for a week including a day at the track - no issues.
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Sure its official,its in the manual and the tire information sticker on the pillar.
Sorry, I was not specific. There was nothing official *in the Tire Rack listings for that car* that said square setups were OK. So if he had not read the manual, or been on the forum, he could easily not have known.
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I've been on square 265's for a week including a day at the track - no issues.
I was just going to mention you and your successful square setup!

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