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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Top speed for Stretched tires?

As much as alot of you may not like it I do have a lowered M3, I recently did a bigger stretch on my rear tires to stop the rubbing issues I was having and am now not sure what a the "safe" freeway speed is. My rear is 18x12 with a 265/35/18 on it just looking for advice and experiences. Thanks BTW: I do have a tendency to drive over 80 on the freeway.....

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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Well the 30 sidewall is kind of what makes it dangerous, you don't have anything to absorb an impact, if you were to ever hit a big enough bump theres a chance you can blow out the bead. Just my .02
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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The top speed should probably be however fast you go from wherever you are now, to your garage. Where your car should sit until you run a decently sized wheel/tire setup.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #4
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #5
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There is no safe speed for that amount of stretch. You will pop a bead eventually and hopefully destroy those wheels and decide to run something reasonable. 265 is slightly stretched on a 9.5" rim, never mind a 12".





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Old 01-10-2013, 02:11 AM   #6
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:29 AM   #7
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Well the 30 sidewall is kind of what makes it dangerous, you don't have anything to absorb an impact, if you were to ever hit a big enough bump theres a chance you can blow out the bead. Just my .02
I made a mistake there 35 series sidewalls but thanks for the imput
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The top speed should probably be however fast you go from wherever you are now, to your garage. Where your car should sit until you run a decently sized wheel/tire setup.
This made me laugh, I got trolled on this thread
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heres a pic my buddy took the other evening
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #10
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The top speed should probably be however fast you go from wherever you are now, to your garage. Where your car should sit until you run a decently sized wheel/tire setup.
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This made me laugh, I got trolled on this thread
You laugh and then the response above but then why are you running a setup that will clearly compromise your ///M? Just for looks? If that's the case then you should lay off speeding....just drive the speed limit because you look so cool on those wheels....

The ///M is a performance car, not a cruising good looking car and should have said performance setup. If you want to set up your ///M as you have, then more power to you but don't sit there criticizing other's who do not agree with what you're doing to your ///M. This is the wrong forum for that. Just accept that other's here won't share your views as to how to set up an ///M and leave it at that.

You're running very wide wheels in back, I myself, wouldn't even consider running wheels that wide. Perhaps 18 or 19 x 10's or 10.5's but that's it for me...

Anyway, good luck on your setup and I hope we all don't hear about you wrecking your ///M because your "stretched" tires gave out while you were driving at a high rate of speed.... I did see the pic and your car does look good but I would just cruise in it, not drive too fast...
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You laugh and then the response above but then why are you running a setup that will clearly compromise your ///M? Just for looks? If that's the case then you should lay off speeding....just drive the speed limit because you look so cool on those wheels....

The ///M is a performance car, not a cruising good looking car and should have said performance setup. If you want to set up your ///M as you have, then more power to you but don't sit there criticizing other's who do not agree with what you're doing to your ///M. This is the wrong forum for that. Just accept that other's here won't share your views as to how to set up an ///M and leave it at that.

You're running very wide wheels in back, I myself, wouldn't even consider running wheels that wide. Perhaps 18 or 19 x 10's or 10.5's but that's it for me...

Anyway, good luck on your setup and I hope we all don't hear about you wrecking your ///M because your "stretched" tires gave out while you were driving at a high rate of speed.... I did see the pic and your car does look good but I would just cruise in it, not drive too fast...

I didnt mean to criticize anyone its just funny to me because I completely agree with you guys, I did pretty much make my car the exact opposite of what it was built for but at the same time I love the look of it right now. Thanks for the tips though Ill just cruise at 70 on the freeway when I get the urge to go fast ill just raise it up and throw on my oem 19s
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I have to admit that I was completely against your setup until I saw your pic. Although I wouldn't set up my ///M like you did, I have to say that it does look good!

Yeah, if you're going for this look then just keep it safe so you don't hurt yourself, others, and also your ///M! Happy motoring!!!
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I think I seen this car at the chino hills meet last month. Was that you?
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LOL. No. That was him as his car. Now i'm waiting for it to get off the boat here in Hawaii.

I like you car. Was not digging it from description but picture looks fantastic.
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I think I seen this car at the chino hills meet last month. Was that you?
Yup that was me! That must have been your vert there to it looked clean!

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LOL. No. That was him as his car. Now i'm waiting for it to get off the boat here in Hawaii.

I like you car. Was not digging it from description but picture looks fantastic.
Thanks! And if the widebody white M is the one who got from him Im sure sure your having a blast seen that around a time or two!

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Yea, well it was super dirty but yea that was my vert, thanks. I want your rims so bad
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