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Old 10-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Widest tires that can fit in front?

Whats the widest tires I can fit up front without rubbing. Currently have 225 up front with 19x8.5 rim with +35 offset
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go any bigger than 245.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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Go onto the Tire Rack site and look carefully at the tire specification "tab" for the tire you want to buy, and compare those width specs to the tires you have on your car. Not all tires have the same width even though they publish their tread with at a certain size. From this, I was able to do a slight increase to 255 in front and 285 in the rear, which BARELY fits, and BTW, the tires are Continental 5P donuts which are fantastic.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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You need to checkout m3forum.net. They have a lot more info on this. You have a lot of options and my recommendation if you want a nice wide tire is to roll your fenders and get some APEX 18X10s ET25 and run 275f/r. Square is the way to go. I run 285 square on mentioned setup with out any issues.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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285 square !?!?!? That's intense. I run a 19x9.5 et 33 with a 5 mm spacer and 245 35 19's. I rub on the fender skirts when I turn.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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I'm on 275/35 x 18 all the way around on SSR wheels, no spacers, TC Kline suspension, no rubbing no rolled fender lips

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:40 AM   #7
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02 m3 lowered on coil overs. have 19s on 245 wheel planning to put in front. will it rub? or do i need fender roll?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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02 m3 lowered on coil overs. have 19s on 245 wheel planning to put in front. will it rub? or do i need fender roll?
I have 245s upfront on coilsovers, no rubbing here I also have 5mm spacers. Also 19s
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Whats the widest tires I can fit up front without rubbing. Currently have 225 up front with 19x8.5 rim with +35 offset
255/35/19 is the widest tire I'd suggest for a 19x8.5 wheel. That tire size on your current wheels may cause a bit of rubbing, a roll/pull on the fenders should be enough to eliminate it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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On 18's you can do 285/35 square with the right amount of camber. I run 275/35 with -2.8 degrees for my track set up
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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OP needs to mention if he is going to run the same rims and if they can adjust the camber. Those are two factors that will dictate what you can fit. I myself have run up to 285 but you have to change both the rims and the camber.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #13
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255/285, rolled like a mother, low as it'll go on 18x10/18x12's.
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