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      06-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #8
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Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Springfield, MA

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Go to 265/30. Slightly smaller tire and a few mm less on a diagonal than even the stock 245. This should eliminate rubbing and give you a factory size stagger. Will be a pretty short sidewall, however. This is why, when all is said and done, after hours and hours of research, measurements on my car, and math calculations, I have decided on the following:

18x9.5 et22 Apex EC7 wheels with 265/35/18 Michelin PSS tires (front)
18x10.5 et27 Apex EC7 wheels with 285/35/18 Michelin PSS tires (rear)

This will give a perfect fit with no rubbing and no spacers. It will have the proper front/rear stagger, is relatively light weight, will give me a better ride and better handling.

Now just gotta wait for the wheels to become available. Hopefully next month !!!

And, yes, I am going from 19" to 18". The above 18" set-up has just too may benefits to pass for the very slightly better looking ZCP 19's (even that is debatable)
Audi S6 * Audi S3 * Porsche Cayman GTS
--Former BMW M3 owner