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      03-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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OEM Type 220 Wheels with Michelin Supersports

Hi Everyone,

I recently purchased an e90 interlagos m3. In direct comparison to my weekend c63, the m3 is awesome. However I'm not a huge fan of the ps2's in the wet.

I was thinking of switching to Michelin Pilot Supersports with a

245/35/19 front and 275/35/19 rear fitment on the stock suspension.

I don't want to use any spacers, and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck fitting these without any rubbing issues.

I've done a surficial search and only came across a thread 2 years ago, but it was suggested the OP use spacers to fit 255/35/19 fronts and 275/35/19 rears. I also noticed some posters recommending that with PSS's to go 275/30/19s in the rear. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
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Hi Everyone,

I recently purchased an e90 interlagos m3. In direct comparison to my weekend c63, the m3 is awesome. However I'm not a huge fan of the ps2's in the wet.

I was thinking of switching to Michelin Pilot Supersports with a

245/35/19 front and 275/35/19 rear fitment on the stock suspension.

I don't want to use any spacers, and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck fitting these without any rubbing issues.

I've done a surficial search and only came across a thread 2 years ago, but it was suggested the OP use spacers to fit 255/35/19 fronts and 275/35/19 rears. I also noticed some posters recommending that with PSS's to go 275/30/19s in the rear. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
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Sorry forgot to include the wheel type:

I'm running the OEM Type 220 19'' wheels, which are the non-ZCP wheels.

Dave07997S, from my brief research I understand that the ZCP wheels are a bit wider front and back. I'm not entirely familiar with tire fitments so if I were to go with my proposed setup on the slightly narrower Type 220 OEM 19's would they still fit? Also generally are wheel/tire fitments identical for e92 coupes and e90 sedans?

My apologies for being pedantic but I'd like to have the tire switch go as smoothly as possible.
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Sorry forgot to include the wheel type:

I'm running the OEM Type 220 19'' wheels, which are the non-ZCP wheels.

Dave07997S, from my brief research I understand that the ZCP wheels are a bit wider front and back. I'm not entirely familiar with tire fitments so if I were to go with my proposed setup on the slightly narrower Type 220 OEM 19's would they still fit? Also generally are wheel/tire fitments identical for e92 coupes and e90 sedans?

My apologies for being pedantic but I'd like to have the tire switch go as smoothly as possible.
I have installed PSS 255/35 front and 275/35 rear on the 220M wheels last year. No issues or rubbing. Realy love the set-up.

I would not recommend 245/35 with 275/35 as it would have a bigger impact on the front to rear diameter ratio. This will most likely adversly affect DSC intervention.

If you want to keep OEM sizes, I beleive the PSS is now available in 265/35R19. It wasn't when I ordered my tires last year...
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Thanks CanAut, I'm looking forward to ordering a size up. Did you notice any significant reduction in the steering response with the 255/275 setup?
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I'd say it is the other way around. I find the steering feel and feedback is improved with the new set-up . However, I am not sure how much of this is due to the tire size change versus the switch to the better PSS tire.
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