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Old 02-01-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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tire size;

I own a 323i sedan and bought v710's staggard. I have raceland coilovers coming in the mail also. I'm hoping to drop the car pretty low. My question is what size tires?
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:19 AM   #2
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Depending on how much you are willing to roll the rear fenders, you may run up to a 255 before major rubbing issues start occurring.

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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I want to try to advoid rolling the fender, if not... I can go to a friends shot and see if they would do it for me.
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What size are your wheels? 19's I assume?

I have coilovers as well and I'm running 235's on the front and 255's in the rear (Toyo Proxes T1R's). My fenders are rolled though which isn't a big deal anyways to have done.

If you were staying with your OEM suspension then you would not have needed to get your fenders rolled but since you're getting coilovers then you'll need to.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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I have 18's and how much do you think a shop will roll the fenders?
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I want to try to advoid rolling the fender, if not... I can go to a friends shot and see if they would do it for me.
Slamming the car without do any kind of modifications may be tough... You can help the issue by running a more narrow or rounded tire such as Toyo T1R or a Falken FK452.

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I have 18's and how much do you think a shop will roll the fenders?
Hmmm, I know for sure that with staggered 19's and coilovers that you'll need to get your fenders rolled but with 18's I'm not sure... maybe there's a chance you won't have tire rubbing and hence no need to roll your fenders assuming you don't try to lower the coilover height so much that it's slammed to the ground.

Keep in mind that the tire sizes I gave you before were for my staggered 19" setup as pictured in my sig, not for an 18" setup.

As Charles said, definitely look at a tire with a more rounded sidewall like the Toyo Proxes T1R.

I'm not sure about the shop price for fender rolling. I had a friend roll my fenders for me.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:43 PM   #9
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I saw told Front: 235/40-18 Rear: 245/35-18? Dose this seem reasonable?
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I really should of went for 19"s
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Do this then... go ahead and just get your fenders rolled... that way you'll be fine with 18s and later on when you decide to move up to 19s.

I'd recommend that you check with fellow fanatics in your regional subforum to see what they paid for fender rolling... maybe if you're lucky you'll find a fanatic out there with a fender rolling tool who can help you out. Good luck!
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