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      06-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #459
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Originally Posted by polonus View Post
I have 19 inch wheels in my e90 M3 and I want to buy ContinentalExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season) tires, but they only come in 245/35ZR19 sizes for the front wheel. I don't see the 265/35ZR19 size for rears.

Can I match them with 265/30ZR19 93Y on the rear wheels? I understand that my speedometer will be slightly of, but what are the other potential disadvantages of that setting?

Or maybe 275/35ZR19 is the better choice, but will it fit on OEM size wheels (9.5 inch wide)? If so, would it be better yet to match them with 255/35ZR19 in front (on 8.5 inch rims)?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=177
You are correct there is no 265/35R19 DWS.

255 front 275 rear will fit on your existing wheels and will have the best match front to rear. 245 front 275 rear would work fine, and is better if you have lowering or spacers in front and are concerned about rubbing.

Please note that while the DWS is good in the winter for an all season tire, it is NOT a true winter tire. It works in winter, but is not a specialist.
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