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Old 12-02-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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Such a great deal on tires, i'm going to have to ask a stupid question.

the deal is that i'm getting two 285/30/19 tires for under 200, but i need to know if they will fit the 19" m3 wheels that i have(chrome, multi double spoked, etc.)...so far i've been finding mixed opinions, but the deal on the tires is so good, that i'm willing to make a stupid thread to find out the answer before i commit to buy the tires in two days.
can anyone shine some light on this?
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just look at the tires that are currently on your car
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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just look at the tires that are currently on your car
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i want to know if the 285 will fit the m3 wheels, and if there are any potential problems.
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If you currently have 275's, the 285's should fit the M3 rims. The only potential problem would be rubbing, which depends on offset.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #5
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If you currently have 275's, the 285's should fit the M3 rims. The only potential problem would be rubbing, which depends on offset.
thanks, i opened wikipedia's page on offsets, and more calculations, lol...but yes, i have the 275's on, and they only rub when i make tight u-turns, so i'm guessing same situation with the 285's, otherwise i'll just find some 5mm hubcentric spacers...
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285's will work but they may look at bit bulgy on the OE M3 rear wheel since it is a slightly wide.

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Old 12-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #7
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285's will work but they may look at bit bulgy on the OE M3 rear wheel since it is a slightly wide.

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well thanks for another definitive answer, and until i can afford a set of those csl wheels, these rims are going to have to do...lol.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:57 PM   #8
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Well, i got the tires mounted on today, they are great, thanks to e46fanatics, and everyone who helped!
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