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Old 12-27-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
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Wheel and tyre

Was looking in my logbook, and the last service says the tyres were too big for the wheels on the rear. I have e90 m3 wheels they are 19 x 9 and the tyres are 265/35/r19, is this the right size? If not what is the correct tyre size? I get a whole lot of running in the rears at the moment!! Maybe a 255/30??
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Should be running a 30 series. Either 255/30 or 265/30

Running? do you mean rubbing? Going to a 255 (or even a 245 depending on your front size) will help. (depending on where you're rubbing.)
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
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Yeah sorry, auto correct I meant rubbing. On the front iv got 245/35/19. I was thinking 255 / 30 will be a nice fit, I think 245 will be a bit of a stretch. Oh and it's rubbing on the inside of the guard and maybe looks like its rubbing a touch on the rear bumper.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:35 AM   #4
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I've got 245 on a 9" wide wheel, not visibly stretched, although this is an 18".
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:37 AM   #5
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265 35 19 is the correct tyre size for an E9X M3 yet as mentioned will be too big for an E46.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #6
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265 35 19 is the correct tyre size for an E9X M3 yet as mentioned will be too big for an E46.
So 19x9s won't fit an e46??
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #7
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So 19x9s won't fit an e46??
Its the offsets that may make it not fit, not the above dimensions
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:49 AM   #8
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The size isn't the issue, the offset and tyre size will be.

Are these replicas or OEM E90 wheels?
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:55 AM   #9
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The size isn't the issue, the offset and tyre size will be.

Are these replicas or OEM E90 wheels?
The Offset is 45, not 100% sure but from what the previous owner told me, said they were OEM. So what offset, wheel and tyre set up would I need to run in order to get a rub free drive? What's your set up Jall?
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #10
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Its the offsets that may make it not fit, not the above dimensions
Offset on the wheels are 45. I'm thinking about new wheels, what should the offset be on a new set if I buy something?
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #11
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OEM E90 wheel specs are 19x8.5 ET29, 19x9.5 ET23; so they're not OEM if they're +45 offset.
You should have no issues with 19x9 ET45 and a 255.

My setup is:
18x8 ET35 225/40
18x9 ET32 245/35 (rolled guards)

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Offset on the wheels are 45. I'm thinking about new wheels, what should the offset be on a new set if I buy something?
Offset depends on wheel width, normal staggered fitment that most people with aftermarket wheels run on an E46 is 8.5" Front and 9.5" rear, with offsets around 35 and 40-45 respectively. Just depends how aggressive you want to go.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #12
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Offset depends on wheel width, normal staggered fitment that most people with aftermarket wheels run on an E46 is 8.5" Front and 9.5" rear, with offsets around 35 and 40-45 respectively. Just depends how aggressive you want to go.
Offset does not depend on wheel width (the two things are separate), but the offset combined with the wheel width will determine whether or not the wheel will fit, which is what you were getting at I think.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:35 AM   #13
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OEM E90 wheel specs are 19x8.5 ET29, 19x9.5 ET23; so they're not OEM if they're +45 offset.
You should have no issues with 19x9 ET45 and a 255.

My setup is:
18x8 ET35 225/40
18x9 ET32 245/35 (rolled guards)

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Offset depends on wheel width, normal staggered fitment that most people with aftermarket wheels run on an E46 is 8.5" Front and 9.5" rear, with offsets around 35 and 40-45 respectively. Just depends how aggressive you want to go.
Cheers for the info man, looks like I'll have to look into new rear tyres then
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You know what I meant, it's late.
Should have said fitment depends on offset and width. But you're right, what I was getting at is that one measurement on its own isn't enough to determine fitment.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #15
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Offset does not depend on wheel width (the two things are separate), but the offset combined with the wheel width will determine whether or not the wheel will fit, which is what you were getting at I think.
So my understand of offset is how far the wheel sits out toward the guard ? The lower the offset number the further the wheel will sit out? Is what I'm saying remotely correct?
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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So my understand of offset is how far the wheel sits out toward the guard ? The lower the offset number the further the wheel will sit out? Is what I'm saying remotely correct?
pretty much man..

its the distance between the hub of the rim and the centre of the rim
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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Ok so the setup I have now on the rear is Et45 19x9 wheels with 265/35/r19 tyres and it rubs, the solution to a smooth drive with no rubbing will be 255/30 rear tyres, correct ??
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:36 AM   #18
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Ok so the setup I have now on the rear is Et45 19x9 wheels with 265/35/r19 tyres and it rubs, the solution to a smooth drive with no rubbing will be 255/30 rear tyres, correct ??
Possibly...depends how much it's rubbing. You can either raise it, run more negative camber, stretch tyres or a combination of these things.
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