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      10-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Stock suspension. Tires are a little bit upsized at 255/35/19 and 275/35/19














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      10-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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great set up! well played
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Are the 19inch LM look bigger in person, in the picture it looks kind of small.
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      10-15-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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Looks good.
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      10-15-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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Very nice and clean !
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Tires are a little bit upsized at 255/35/19 and 275/35/19

With the Tires upsize, does that make any difference to the Tranny.
I know it's usually not suggested. However, there is a % that is acceptable. I don't know what that is and that is my reason for asking.

I also want to run some upsized tires and want to know this. Please advise and your reason why you went with the tire size that you did.

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      10-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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golffrr, positive iosn, img: thanks a lot !
valentino: Probably looks a bit smaller than in person in these pics because the tires are a bit larger than the stock ones and also because the car is not lowered.
Raja: The rear wheels + tires combination is about 26.6 in tall vs 26 in for the stock tires plus 19in wheels (only 2.3% taller) and the fronts 26.3 in vs 25.75 in (only 2.13% taller).
I wanted slightly upsized tires because I'm not a fan of the "rubber band" look (very low aspect tires), I wanted to fill up the wheel wells a bit, and I wanted a ride that was similar to the very comfortable ride (with the edc set to normal) on the original 18in wheels.
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      10-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #9
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Looks like your front wheels are out of alignment. Maybe its just the pics though. I would suggest getting some spacers. It will really clean up the look. Other than that it looks great.
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Your tire up-sizing is right on. The weight is very close to stock, and it is the sizing used on the new M4. I'll be buying the same when I replace the tires.

More rubber is good. I remember in my 86 E30 328e, I had a lot more confidence on rough roads because there was so much more rubber between the rim and the road. Bridge decks, potholes, pavement edges were never a big deal. That E30 was planted. You didn't need ultra low profile tires for it to handle. What's up with that? Now in the M3 I cringe when I hit something and watch the tire pressure monitor for a minute.

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      10-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #11
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      10-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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Needs spacers. I have BBS CH-R's on my GTR and they need spacers as well for the flush look.
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      10-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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      10-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #14
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beefy setup!
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      10-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #16
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The TECH, kchu, Philip, NoM3forMe: thank you!
Rob, Konaforever: Agree that spacers would really enhance the look, but am not leaning towards doing it.
4corners, the infamous: yes, the upsized tires look like they have some "meat" on them ..hehe.. and make's the ride is quite acceptable on Manila's potholed roads
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      10-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #17
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Great wheel choice I would like to see it a bit lowered
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      10-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #18
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i wonder how much better your setup would look if it were dropped...
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      10-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #19
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You need an emergency drop in suspension. She's not a dune buggy but other that she looks Awesome.
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      10-24-2012, 04:33 AM   #20
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Powerbeast, Cory, Jacobe: yeah yeah yeah....A drop would be very nice, perfect really, but I really don't want to junk the EDC, and I like driving it more than looking at it....
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      10-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #21
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Powerbeast, Cory, Jacobe: yeah yeah yeah....A drop would be very nice, perfect really, but I really don't want to junk the EDC, and I like driving it more than looking at it....
Springs do not junk EDC one bit actually. Get a set of Eibachs with e36 bumpstops; moderate drop and you still have full EDC functionality, everything is just a bit stiffer than before.
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      10-25-2012, 08:13 AM   #22
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I agree that spacers and some springs will set this off. Either way, I love it.
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