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Old 03-15-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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what tires fit on e46 m3 oem rims

What are the different sizes that one can choose from? any recommendations? will these work? front= 225/40 18 and rear= 245/40 18
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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What are the different sizes that one can choose from? any recommendations? will these work? front= 225/40 18 and rear= 245/40 18
Factory OEM sizes on my 2002 M3 Coupe are 225/45-18 Front and 255/40-18 Rear.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Anyone running those size tires... Will it set off the ABS due to the shorter diameter?
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Anyone running those size tires... Will it set off the ABS due to the shorter diameter?
It wont set off the ABS, but you may have issues under hard braking... I would go with the recommend OE sizes or wider. What are the current wheel specs you are on? Is there a reason why you are looking to go with the sizes above?

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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yes... the sizes above are much cheaper... i am currently running: 225/45 and 265/35

what do you mean by braking issues?
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It wont set off the ABS, but you may have issues under hard braking... I would go with the recommend OE sizes or wider. What are the current wheel specs you are on? Is there a reason why you are looking to go with the sizes above?

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I have a similar question about wheel sizes posted on this Forum here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...3#post11480233

Your thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated ... thanks.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #7
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any thoughts about doing a 225/40 and 265/35 ???
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any thoughts about doing a 225/40 and 265/35 ???
You'll be experiencing massive under steering during cornering because of the large stagger.

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