E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
Zelaya
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 345
My Ride: 02 325i
Tire question

Hi guys, I currently running Hamann PG2's with 18x8.5 all around with 225/40/18 and now that I need to replace my rear tires I was thinking on getting 245's. Is this possible considering that I don't have staggered setup. After I installed my PSS9 I'd like the tire to be as close to the rear fender line(wider). I've seeing people putting spacers but I haven't seeing any good or bad reviews. I called Tirerack this after noon and the guy told me that I should leave it 225 all around Can someone assist me with this as I need to order them tomorrow. Also do I need a camber kit install to avoid inside tire wearing out.

Thanks in advance
Zelaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 08-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
Chris-TK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 16,309
My Ride: Mk VI GTI
You can stuff a 245/35/18 on those wheels. The issue isn't really the tire sizes, but your offsets. With a wider tire you run the risk of rubbing more if you have offsets that are more aggressive. Do you happen to know your offsets?
__________________
K.
Chris-TK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
Zelaya
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 345
My Ride: 02 325i
No I don't know the offset. I only know that they are PG2's with 18x8.5 all around. I tried this afternoon on checking on the actual wheel and no info. How can I find the offset.

Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris View Post
You can stuff a 245/35/18 on those wheels. The issue isn't really the tire sizes, but your offsets. With a wider tire you run the risk of rubbing more if you have offsets that are more aggressive. Do you happen to know your offsets?
Zelaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #4
Chris-TK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 16,309
My Ride: Mk VI GTI
Remove the wheel itself and look inside the barrel. Sometimes it's a sticker on the inside of the barrel and other times it will be stamped in the inside of the spokes and should read something like this "ET ##".
__________________
K.
Chris-TK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
Zelaya
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 345
My Ride: 02 325i
I'll try this tomorrow to confirm. If I can remember from the previous owner who I bought them from I think but I'm not too sure that they are ET38

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris View Post
Remove the wheel itself and look inside the barrel. Sometimes it's a sticker on the inside of the barrel and other times it will be stamped in the inside of the spokes and should read something like this "ET ##".
Zelaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 11:52 PM   #6
Chris-TK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 16,309
My Ride: Mk VI GTI
ET 38mm sounds about right, just double check though.
__________________
K.
Chris-TK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #7
Gary@Tirerack
Moderator
 
Gary@Tirerack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 6,441
My Ride: 1995 BMW M3
If they end up being ET38, then 245/35R18 should fit just fine.

Tires
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&...ires/index.jsp
__________________
Refer to 'Gary/E46Fanatics' as your previous contact when you order online. Credit E46Fanatics.com by ordering through the sig link.

Click sig! -->

Gary@Tirerack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 06:25 AM   #8
Echelon73
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mocksville, NC
Posts: 7
My Ride: 2001 33Ci and 2001 3
Would the 245/35/18 work on all four corners (square set up)? I have 18X8.5 ET35 on all four corners of my 330Ci and I was thinking about trying it.
Echelon73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 9,964
My Ride: 1:25 Scale Enzo
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
245 on ET35 will be very flush with the front fender and may cause some rubbing issues during compression or cornering.

-Charles@VMRWheels
__________________
Sales @ VMR | Wheels
Tel: 714-442-7916 | Email: sales@velocitymotoring.com

Facebook! | Flickr! | Blog! | Instagram!
New for 2014: V702 Multispoke | V810 Flow Form
VMRWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
mrkedmnd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
Posts: 18
My Ride: "03 325i- 19" ST160
will 235/35/18 fit on my 2003 325I. I'm looking to purchase some 18" rims that come off of a 745 but change the tires.
mrkedmnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #11
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 9,964
My Ride: 1:25 Scale Enzo
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrkedmnd View Post
will 235/35/18 fit on my 2003 325I. I'm looking to purchase some 18" rims that come off of a 745 but change the tires.
It depends on the the width and offset of the wheels. If it came from a 745, most likely the widths and offsets will not work on a E46.

-Charles@VMRWheels
__________________
Sales @ VMR | Wheels
Tel: 714-442-7916 | Email: sales@velocitymotoring.com

Facebook! | Flickr! | Blog! | Instagram!
New for 2014: V702 Multispoke | V810 Flow Form
VMRWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 09:05 PM   #12
jack s
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Posts: 206
My Ride: 2005 325i
I have 235/40R18 on the front of my 325i, running on 8.5" rims with 40 offset, no problems. I'm not lowered, though.
jack s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #13
mrkedmnd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
Posts: 18
My Ride: "03 325i- 19" ST160
Thanks
mrkedmnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use