BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-22-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
dawgdog
Colonel
128
Rep
2,278
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3, 2016 GT3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, Wa.

iTrader: (0)

Volk 18 x 10.5 et22 tire selection

Currently I am running a square setup with 18x9.5 et28 TE 37s using 275/35/18 tires at the track. I purchased a spare recently and then thought I would like to try a staggered setup with the TE 37s for summer driving.

The rears would be 18x10.5 et 22. I do have increased camber and a drop about the equivalent of H&R sport springs. My question is what is the widest tire I can use on the rear without rubbing. It looks like AD08s in 295/30/18 won't quite work, but I have heard conflicting thoughts. Is it feasible to roll the fenders on this car and if so will it solve the problem? Was wondering about AD08s in 285/30 18 or the Nitto 05 in 295/35/18 or 285 35/18. I'm not worried about the fronts as I know 275/35/18 works fine in a variety of tires.

Would appreciate any help on this topic.
__________________
2015 f80 M3, 2016 GT3
Appreciate 0
      12-22-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
Blade929
Lieutenant
United_States
25
Rep
443
Posts

Drives: 325Ci - E90 ///M - 330 - X5D
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (2)

I have a similar setup and run 19x10.5et22 TE37s with Hankooks in 295/30 and I don't have rubbing. I have H&R race springs.

Appreciate 0
      12-22-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
STALKER
Brigadier General
92
Rep
3,736
Posts

Drives: 997.2 GT3, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, ON

iTrader: (5)

When I was on Motons and dropped about 1.2", I would get rubbing with 285/35/18 NT05, wheel is 18x10 et20. It was only over certain sharp bumps though, so not all the time. I was running around -2 camber.

Now I'm running Dinan suspension with same wheel/tire set up and no rubbing.
__________________

2013 991 C4S-SOLD
2012 Golf R
2010 GT3
Appreciate 0
      12-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
alpineweiss
Private
9
Rep
56
Posts

Drives: E90 M3, F25 X3
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

This is what i'm running at the rear

KW Clubsports (drop is similar to the pic above)
18x10.5 ET30 TE37 (with 5mm spacer) on 295/35/18 NT05
-1.5 camber
stock toe

When I first mounted them, I had slight rubbing where the furthest point forward of the rear bumper meets the rear fender, but it is perfectly fine now after a few track days.
Appreciate 0
      12-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
dawgdog
Colonel
128
Rep
2,278
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3, 2016 GT3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, Wa.

iTrader: (0)

I'd really like to get 295 tires on the rear and 275 on the front in something like NT05s or AD08s. I'm not worried about the front as I'm already doing this on my square setup which I am reserving for R-compound tires. Would rolling the fenders help if it comes to that? I do not have my car that low and I can adjust ride height PRN with my Ground Control suspension.

Another question: Is there more room in the e90 than the e92 or are they roughly equivalent?
__________________
2015 f80 M3, 2016 GT3
Appreciate 0
      12-23-2010, 12:30 PM   #6
aus
Major General
United_States
469
Rep
8,450
Posts

Drives: Odysse
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seal Beach, CA

iTrader: (9)

I know in the regular E9x, there's more room in the wheel well in E92 vs the E90.
__________________
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
Appreciate 0
      12-23-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
thepartsguy
Major
thepartsguy's Avatar
120
Rep
1,312
Posts

Drives: A POS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: La Puente, CA

iTrader: (3)

You'll fit them no problem with 285/30/18. We ran 275/35/18 even with 9.5 and 10.5
Appreciate 0
      12-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #8
dawgdog
Colonel
128
Rep
2,278
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3, 2016 GT3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, Wa.

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by STALKER View Post
When I was on Motons and dropped about 1.2", I would get rubbing with 285/35/18 NT05, wheel is 18x10 et20. It was only over certain sharp bumps though, so not all the time. I was running around -2 camber.

Now I'm running Dinan suspension with same wheel/tire set up and no rubbing.
Stalker,

Where did you rub? What I'd really like to try is the 295 Nt05 with the 275 up front. I know the front will work. I can adjust the ride height if need be.
__________________
2015 f80 M3, 2016 GT3
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST