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TF3N 01-17-2013 10:24 PM

Different Diameter in Front vs. Rear?
 
Is it okay to run a different overall diameter in the front than the rear?

Example
Front: 225/35/18
Rear: 255/35/18

From what I've seen, it shouldn't be a problem(people run staggered set-ups all the time) - I just want to be 100% sure.

Thanks,

TF3N

TF3N 01-18-2013 12:51 AM

Nobody?

kleen'n'simple 01-18-2013 01:09 AM

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=687918

2003 325i 01-18-2013 01:14 PM

so the answer is no.

225/40s up front and your fine.

The more it is off, the more your DSC will kick in. Terrible idea in the winter especially.

VMRWheels 01-18-2013 01:23 PM

Get a 225/40/18 up front instead of a 225/35/18.

Gary@Tirerack 01-19-2013 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003 325i (Post 15073695)
so the answer is no.

225/40s up front and your fine.

The more it is off, the more your dsc will kick in. Terrible idea in the winter especially.

+1.

TF3N 01-28-2013 05:38 PM

Thanks guys.

I ended up not going with the set anyway. I'll be sure to match the diameter in the future.

Just out of curiosity, does the same rule apply if the car is equipped with ASC rather than DSC? From what I've been told ASC has no control over the front wheels.

2003 325i 01-30-2013 12:09 AM

Same rule applies for every car with ABS regardless if they have stability control or not unless it can be programmed in to the ABS strategy somehow by a 3rd party aftermarket.


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