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Zelaya 08-24-2009 10:07 PM

Tire question
 
Hi guys, I currently running Hamann PG2's with 18x8.5 all around with 225/40/18 and now that I need to replace my rear tires I was thinking on getting 245's. Is this possible considering that I don't have staggered setup. After I installed my PSS9 I'd like the tire to be as close to the rear fender line(wider). I've seeing people putting spacers but I haven't seeing any good or bad reviews. I called Tirerack this after noon and the guy told me that I should leave it 225 all around Can someone assist me with this as I need to order them tomorrow. Also do I need a camber kit install to avoid inside tire wearing out.

Thanks in advance

Chris-TK 08-24-2009 10:23 PM

You can stuff a 245/35/18 on those wheels. The issue isn't really the tire sizes, but your offsets. With a wider tire you run the risk of rubbing more if you have offsets that are more aggressive. Do you happen to know your offsets?

Zelaya 08-24-2009 10:29 PM

No I don't know the offset. I only know that they are PG2's with 18x8.5 all around. I tried this afternoon on checking on the actual wheel and no info. How can I find the offset.

Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris (Post 10511387)
You can stuff a 245/35/18 on those wheels. The issue isn't really the tire sizes, but your offsets. With a wider tire you run the risk of rubbing more if you have offsets that are more aggressive. Do you happen to know your offsets?


Chris-TK 08-24-2009 10:34 PM

Remove the wheel itself and look inside the barrel. Sometimes it's a sticker on the inside of the barrel and other times it will be stamped in the inside of the spokes and should read something like this "ET ##".

Zelaya 08-24-2009 10:40 PM

I'll try this tomorrow to confirm. If I can remember from the previous owner who I bought them from I think but I'm not too sure that they are ET38

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris (Post 10511436)
Remove the wheel itself and look inside the barrel. Sometimes it's a sticker on the inside of the barrel and other times it will be stamped in the inside of the spokes and should read something like this "ET ##".


Chris-TK 08-24-2009 11:52 PM

ET 38mm sounds about right, just double check though.

Gary@Tirerack 08-25-2009 11:18 AM

If they end up being ET38, then 245/35R18 should fit just fine.

Tires
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&...ires/index.jsp

Echelon73 12-02-2009 06:25 AM

Would the 245/35/18 work on all four corners (square set up)? I have 18X8.5 ET35 on all four corners of my 330Ci and I was thinking about trying it.

VMRWheels 12-02-2009 05:11 PM

245 on ET35 will be very flush with the front fender and may cause some rubbing issues during compression or cornering.

-Charles@VMRWheels

mrkedmnd 12-02-2009 05:22 PM

will 235/35/18 fit on my 2003 325I. I'm looking to purchase some 18" rims that come off of a 745 but change the tires.

VMRWheels 12-02-2009 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrkedmnd (Post 10976038)
will 235/35/18 fit on my 2003 325I. I'm looking to purchase some 18" rims that come off of a 745 but change the tires.

It depends on the the width and offset of the wheels. If it came from a 745, most likely the widths and offsets will not work on a E46.

-Charles@VMRWheels

jack s 12-02-2009 09:05 PM

I have 235/40R18 on the front of my 325i, running on 8.5" rims with 40 offset, no problems. I'm not lowered, though.

mrkedmnd 02-17-2010 07:47 AM

Thanks


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