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      03-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Volk TE37 18x9.5f and 18x10.5r fitments

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I've decided to run my 18" Volks this summer on a daily basis, and need to order summer tires. I have an Eibach pro-kit on my car and was hoping to run a set-up that would have minimal rubbing, especially since I live in Downtown Toronto which is pothole central.

On a previous thread, I noted the following fitments would work:

Front: 275/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Can anyone confirm if the front or rear would rub with this set-up? Or would this set-up be more favourable:

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 285/35/18

Or alternatively,

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Would like to order my tires from Tireack.com tonight.

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Hi,

I've decided to run my 18" Volks this summer on a daily basis, and need to order summer tires. I have an Eibach pro-kit on my car and was hoping to run a set-up that would have minimal rubbing, especially since I live in Downtown Toronto which is pothole central.

On a previous thread, I noted the following fitments would work:

Front: 275/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Can anyone confirm if the front or rear would rub with this set-up? Or would this set-up be more favourable:

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 285/35/18

Or alternatively,

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Would like to order my tires from Tireack.com tonight.

Thanks,

Aly
I've got the same wheel set up, but i'm not dropped. Unless you're running some extra camber in the rear, 295/35/18 will most likely rub. Right now, i'm running 265/35/18 front and 285/35/18 (Nitto NT05) with no issues.

If you do find a 295/35/18 tire that fits in the rear, you can also do 275/35/18 in the front.
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Hi,

I've decided to run my 18" Volks this summer on a daily basis, and need to order summer tires. I have an Eibach pro-kit on my car and was hoping to run a set-up that would have minimal rubbing, especially since I live in Downtown Toronto which is pothole central.

On a previous thread, I noted the following fitments would work:

Front: 275/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Can anyone confirm if the front or rear would rub with this set-up? Or would this set-up be more favourable:

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 285/35/18

Or alternatively,

Front: 265/35/18
Rear: 295/35/18

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Would like to order my tires from Tireack.com tonight.

Thanks,

Aly
Whats going on buddy!!!!!!! You know who this is:thump:


You can run a 275/35 up front but it will rub at full lock on the front and rear of the fender lining until the rubber wears down a bit.
Im running Volks right now as well in those sizes and I went 265/35 and 285/35 combo, RS-3 tires. I was gonna go 275/35 again, but did not want to rub again like my previous set up, but it was not bad.
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Thanks guys. Appreciate the responses!!!

I'm tossing between the Continental ExtremeContact DWs or the Kuhmo Ecsta LE Sports (which are about 30% cheaper in price). Any experience with either of these tires?

Pej -- how's it going man? We should catch up. What's your email? Mine is a.damji@me.com. Let's chat and plan to get together.
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Thanks guys. Appreciate the responses!!!

I'm tossing between the Continental ExtremeContact DWs or the Kuhmo Ecsta LE Sports (which are about 30% cheaper in price). Any experience with either of these tires?

Pej -- how's it going man? We should catch up. What's your email? Mine is a.damji@me.com. Let's chat and plan to get together.
I'm good bros.
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On the M3s that have TE37s and TE37SLs installed at our facility, most have gone with the 265/35-18 and 285/35-18 setup, with the Hankook RS-3s. These cars were daily driven too!
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Why the RS-3s?

I ponied up and went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports? Are they not worth the extra $$$$?

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Why the RS-3s?

I ponied up and went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports? Are they not worth the extra $$$$?

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If its street driven mainly, then you made the right choice by far bros.
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Why the RS-3s?

I ponied up and went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports? Are they not worth the extra $$$$?

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The clients of ours track their M3s quite frequently, which is why the RS-3 is their tire of choice.
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I ponied up and went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports? Are they not worth the extra $$$$?

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If you primarily DD and live in a cold/wet climate zone, than PSS are the tire of choice.
If you track often, live in a dry/little rain climate zone (like SoCal), then the RS3 or AD08s would be the tire of choice.

From my knowledge and experience with tire fitments, you can fit 295/30/18 in the rear, but you cannot fit a 295/35/18

275/35/18 Front will rub at full lock, otherwise you'll be fine.
If you were stock-ish height, and sufficient negative camber, you could run 18x10.5 et20 285/35/18 RS3 in the front
I know this cause I test fitted and I cleared.

265/35/18 285/35/18 is the preferred set up. You shouldn't have any rubbing.
This is my primary set up (with RS3s), and I tracked every weekend last month

if you tell us the specs of your TE37s, it'll help.
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If you primarily DD and live in a cold/wet climate zone, than PSS are the tire of choice.
If you track often, live in a dry/little rain climate zone (like SoCal), then the RS3 or AD08s would be the tire of choice.

From my knowledge and experience with tire fitments, you can fit 295/30/18 in the rear, but you cannot fit a 295/35/18

275/35/18 Front will rub at full lock, otherwise you'll be fine.
If you were stock-ish height, and sufficient negative camber, you could run 18x10.5 et20 285/35/18 RS3 in the front
I know this cause I test fitted and I cleared.

265/35/18 285/35/18 is the preferred set up. You shouldn't have any rubbing.
This is my primary set up (with RS3s), and I tracked every weekend last month

if you tell us the specs of your TE37s, it'll help.
I have E90 M3 with Eibach pro-kit (1 inch lower) and TE 37 (9.5 +22/10.5 +22) 18 inches.

Tyres: Front - BF Goodridge Drag Radial 275/35/18
Rear - Toyo R888 315/30/18

No issues, DD for 100,000 kms

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I have E90 M3 with Eibach pro-kit (1 inch lower) and TE 37 (9.5 +22/10.5 +22) 18 inches.

Tyres: Front - BF Goodridge Drag Radial 275/35/18
Rear - Toyo R888 315/30/18

No issues, DD for 100,000 kms

Just think over)
That is some AWESOME fitment!

But how do you DD with a drag radial?! lol. Crazy dude good kind of crazy.

What are your camber settings??
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On the M3s that have TE37s and TE37SLs installed at our facility, most have gone with the 265/35-18 and 285/35-18 setup, with the Hankook RS-3s. These cars were daily driven too!
now I have 18" RAC's which are 9 / 10 inch width, but I have the same tire setup as David mentions and absolutely love it.

RS3 tires in those sizes feels great on the m3 (thats what she said)
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That is some AWESOME fitment!

But how do you DD with a drag radial?! lol. Crazy dude good kind of crazy.

What are your camber settings??
stock or nearby, something like -2.2
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lol -2.2 isn't near stock my friend

stock is -1.1--1.3 lol
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lol -2.2 isn't near stock my friend

stock is -1.1--1.3 lol
Perhaps if you've hit a curb or two
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265/35/18 285/35/18 is the preferred set up. You shouldn't have any rubbing.
This is my primary set up (with RS3s), and I tracked every weekend last month

if you tell us the specs of your TE37s, it'll help.
On lowered cars for the fronts, will 265/35/18's on a 18x9.5 et15 wheel rub? What about 255/40/18? I'm thinking of the 255 tire because it's a larger diameter tire, which means more ground clearance and fills up the wheel gap better.
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If you primarily DD and live in a cold/wet climate zone, than PSS are the tire of choice.
If you track often, live in a dry/little rain climate zone (like SoCal), then the RS3 or AD08s would be the tire of choice.

From my knowledge and experience with tire fitments, you can fit 295/30/18 in the rear, but you cannot fit a 295/35/18

275/35/18 Front will rub at full lock, otherwise you'll be fine.
If you were stock-ish height, and sufficient negative camber, you could run 18x10.5 et20 285/35/18 RS3 in the front
I know this cause I test fitted and I cleared.

265/35/18 285/35/18 is the preferred set up. You shouldn't have any rubbing.
This is my primary set up (with RS3s), and I tracked every weekend last month

if you tell us the specs of your TE37s, it'll help.
275-35-18 front will not rub. I use a 275-30-19 and do not rub and the car sits lower than 95% of M3's here on custom KW Club Sport coilovers.

295-35-18 will not fit with a 19x10.5 and an offset of 22. In order to make this tire size fit, I had to CNC machine 3mm off the back pad to make the offset 25mm. I run a 295-30-19 rear without issues.

Alignment settings are as follows:
Front Camber = -2.0* on street, -2.5* track
Front Total Toe = 1/16th" IN

Rear Camber = -2.0*
Rear Total Toe = 1/8th" IN

(I change my settings around often)
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On lowered cars for the fronts, will 265/35/18's on a 18x9.5 et15 wheel rub? What about 255/40/18? I'm thinking of the 255 tire because it's a larger diameter tire, which means more ground clearance and fills up the wheel gap better.
255/40 will rub, way too tall of a tire

Not sure on a et15, that's really aggressive but I don't see why not as long as the car isn't too low with the correct alignment settings

my car is about 1/4 dropped in theory (never measured) (1/2in dinan drop, 1/4in raised from plates) and i fit a 285/35/18 18x10.5 et20

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275-35-18 front will not rub. I use a 275-30-19 and do not rub and the car sits lower than 95% of M3's here on custom KW Club Sport coilovers.

295-35-18 will not fit with a 19x10.5 and an offset of 22. In order to make this tire size fit, I had to CNC machine 3mm off the back pad to make the offset 25mm. I run a 295-30-19 rear without issues.

Alignment settings are as follows:
Front Camber = -2.0* on street, -2.5* track
Front Total Toe = 1/16th" IN

Rear Camber = -2.0*
Rear Total Toe = 1/8th" IN

(I change my settings around often)

The few people who I know that run apex 18x10 et25 275/35/18 RS3s (a fat tire as you know, not comparable to a PS2) sq set up, rub on full lock turns (against the fender lining, that's it)

Cambers are -2.5, -3, and -4. E92, e92, E90.
I never asked their toe settings.

I rub on full lock when I do 285/35/18 18x10.5 et20. I do not rub on 18x9.5 et22.
Camber is -2.5 in the front, I forgot my toe (I can look it up if anyone really wants me to)

Thanks for the back up on the 295-35 not fitting
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The few people who I know that run apex 18x10 et25 275/35/18 RS3s (a fat tire as you know, not comparable to a PS2) sq set up, rub on full lock turns (against the fender lining, that's it)

Cambers are -2.5, -3, and -4. E92, e92, E90.
I never asked their toe settings.

I rub on full lock when I do 285/35/18 18x10.5 et20. I do not rub on 18x9.5 et22.
Camber is -2.5 in the front, I forgot my toe (I can look it up if anyone really wants me to)

Thanks for the back up on the 295-35 not fitting
We weren't initially talking about Apex 18x10 ET25 wheels? We were talking 18x9.5 et20 and 18x10.5 et22 BMW M3 fitment Volk wheels.

An 18x10 ET25 wheel has 1.35mm less clearance from the fender than an 18x9.5 ET20 wheel does. I can post more measurements if you like to outline the clearance differences.

Again, we were not discussing APEX wheels initially, I am not sure why you brought up those sizes and wheels arbitrarily.

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We weren't initially talking about Apex 18x10 ET25 wheels?
Simple, for another fitment example in case someone decides to run a different wheel setup/configuration but ended up reading up on this thread.

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I can post more measurements if you like to outline the clearance differences.
That would be informative and useful.
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