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Clean_3 02-14-2010 06:25 PM

325i sedan, Eibach Pro Springs, 255/30/19 to 255/35/19 ?
 
Im running Kumho Ecsta SPT 255/30/19's on the rear. I need new rears and I'm thinking of switching to Continental Extreme Contacts DWS size 255/35/19 but Im wondering how much more the sidewall is going to push and how it will affect rubbing? Anybody changed to that size? Anybody have experience with these ties? I really am tired of running such a thin tire (30's) and would like to bump up to (35's) .... please input your .02

TIA

Front is running 235/35/19. I have V710's staggered

SpeedDemon 02-14-2010 10:01 PM

Don't do it. That is way too far off: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Clean_3 02-15-2010 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpeedDemon (Post 11323762)
Don't do it. That is way too far off: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Thats a pretty cool calculator ..... .5" Im thinking i might be able to pull it off as I currently don't rub unless I have a full car (I barely rub with a full ride). Im also planning to get a lighter box for my sub so that will help in the rear? Opinions? Perhaps pulling/flaring out the fender a bit? My fender is already rolled. Is it a difficult thing to get the fenders pulled or can shops accomplish pretty easily?

VMRWheels 02-15-2010 12:19 PM

The 35 series will definitely cause some rubbing issues during compression, full cabin, or going over large bumps. I would recommend staying with the 30.

-Charles@VMRWheels

Clean_3 02-15-2010 01:21 PM

How much wider is a 265 from a 255?

southpaw 02-15-2010 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clean_3 (Post 11326329)
How much wider is a 265 from a 255?

265
-255
10



Ten millimeters.

Clean_3 02-15-2010 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by southpaw (Post 11326407)
265
-255
10



Ten millimeters.

Oh i c lol .. that simple huh :thanks:

VMRWheels 02-16-2010 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clean_3 (Post 11326329)
How much wider is a 265 from a 255?

If you are thinking about running a 265, this size is extremely wide for a Sedan. What widths and offsets are you going to be running?

-Charles@VMRWheels

Don B 02-16-2010 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VMRWheels (Post 11331560)
If you are thinking about running a 265, this size is extremely wide for a Sedan. What widths and offsets are you going to be running?

-Charles@VMRWheels

I'm putting on 265 30 19 on the rear of my sedan next week, the offset is ET45 on the rears, will these be ok? :)

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Don B 02-17-2010 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don B (Post 11331638)
I'm putting on 265 30 19 on the rear of my sedan next week, the offset is ET45 on the rears, will these be ok? :)

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Anyone? I can order a 255 30 19 for the rear if that gives me more clearance....I'll be running an Eibach pro kit too

Clean_3 02-17-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don B (Post 11336426)
Anyone? I can order a 255 30 19 for the rear if that gives me more clearance....I'll be running an Eibach pro kit too

What tires are you going to get?
255/30/19 Will definitely clear. Ive ran Kumho Ecsta Spt's 255/30/19 and really had no rubbing issues. 265's 30 or 35 will rub however, i'd like to hear about 255/35/19's (+.5") because I'm tempted to run that size. Im ordering today (I have a busted tire) so Im pretty much out of time ...

Don B 02-17-2010 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clean_3 (Post 11336607)
What tires are you going to get?
255/30/19 Will definitely clear. Ive ran Kumho Ecsta Spt's 255/30/19 and really had no rubbing issues. 265's 30 or 35 will rub however, i'd like to hear about 255/35/19's (+.5") because I'm tempted to run that size. Im ordering today (I have a busted tire) so Im pretty much out of time ...

I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..

BartenderPlease 02-17-2010 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don B (Post 11337007)
I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..

With the right alignment you won't have any issues at all with a 265/30/19 on a Pro-Kit since that drop isn't extreme. ET45 has worked on numerous sedans without rubbing issues, but for some others it has rubbed.

Don B 02-17-2010 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BartenderPlease (Post 11337072)
With the right alignment you won't have any issues at all with a 265/30/19 on a Pro-Kit since that drop isn't extreme. ET45 has worked on numerous sedans without rubbing issues, but for some others it has rubbed.

Yeah, I think different tyre brands etc have alot to do with it.

I did have 18 x 8 ET35 with 255 35 18 on the rear before and didn't rub at all.
How would the 265 30 19 ET45 compare?

Thanks for the input.

Clean_3 02-17-2010 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don B (Post 11337007)
I'll be running Kumho Ecsta too, so should probably go for 255 30 19...but
won't be going low on the rear at all with the pro kit..

I have an Eibach Pro Kit already on. Ive been running the above mentioned Kumho specs on the Pro Kit. going anything bigger on the rear seems like it might rub but at the same time i think its borderline to where I might pull it off with 265's or 35 series 255's

TheRusski 02-17-2010 01:39 PM

Ur on Eibach Pro...you should be fine

Clean_3 02-17-2010 04:22 PM

How about 225/35/19 and 245/35/19 ... Is that a noticeable difference to what it "looks" like now? will it look or be stretched some? or is that still within range for them to look normal? anybody have pics of those sizes on 19's staggered?

edit: found this thread with some info
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=245+35+19

anybody else have more input? pics?

BartenderPlease 02-17-2010 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clean_3 (Post 11338200)
How about 225/35/19 and 245/35/19 ... Is that a noticeable difference to what it "looks" like now? will it look or be stretched some? or is that still within range for them to look normal? anybody have pics of those sizes on 19's staggered?

edit: found this thread with some info
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ight=245+35+19

anybody else have more input? pics?

If you run a 225/35/19 for the front, I'd recommend a 245/30/19 for the rear to keep the diameters as close as possible. I personally would stick to a 255/30/19 rear.

VMRWheels 02-18-2010 12:26 PM

I would recommend you go with the 255 rear. It will allow you more room to work with if you decide to go with other tire manufacturers that have slightly wider tires. If you plan on going with a 255 rear, 235 front would also work.

-Charles@VMRWheels


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