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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question about sidewall tire size

Current my fronts are 225/40/19. If I were to get 225/35/19 will this increase the gap from the tire to the fender or will it decrease.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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225/35/19 is a smaller sidewall so it will increase the gap, to decrease the gap you would have to do a 225/45
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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increase the gap.

a higher sidewall rating means more side wall so less gap, and vice versa.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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it's a % of the secdion width. so the height of a 225/40 sidewall is 225mm*.4, and the 225/35 is 225mm*.35.
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