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Old 10-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Thinking of getting a staggered set of XXR 526 wheels. Fronts would be 18x9 et35, and Rears would be 18x10.5 et20.....My question is this. Will they fit? And if so what tires will I need? Preferably dont want to run a ridiculously stretched tire.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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no it wont fit without a stretched tire
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:06 PM   #3
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Ok if need be what size tire specs would be needed?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:22 PM   #4
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Do you have a m3?
Because this would never fit a non-m without MAJOR body work
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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235 in the rear
225 up front
dial in some camber
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suggestion go with a tire that has a round sidewall
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #6
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cut/rolled fenders
235 in the rear
225 up front
dial in some camber
drive away

suggestion go with a tire that has a round sidewall
Suggestion on tire brands? Falkens are horrible so no on those. In thinking Nankang NS-II. Have stretched 215/40/18 on my gfs rota grids 18x9.5" on her tC
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
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Suggestion on tire brands? Falkens are horrible so no on those. In thinking Nankang NS-II. Have stretched 215/40/18 on my gfs rota grids 18x9.5" on her tC
haha i have a thread asking the same question but im putting 215's so i need something that has good traction..if you want a pretty good tire that stretches go with toyo tr1 or nitto gen's
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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Im thinking about getting BBS LM Reps anyways. these XXRs are ghetto looking the more and more I see them lol
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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I've stretched nankang NS-II before and they are a great budget tire. Nitto neo gens stretch good too.

My experience comes from moderate stretching (225 on 9 & 9.5).
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:43 PM   #10
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I love my nankang NS-II's. I have 245s stretched on an 11" rim and have been perfect. Im on my second set and nothing but good things with them
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #11
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I love my nankang NS-II's. I have 245s stretched on an 11" rim and have been perfect. Im on my second set and nothing but good things with them
You have an M car?
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:29 PM   #12
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Besides obvious fitment troubles it would look stupid.
The rear would be 34 mm wider than the front (on one side). Stock ci fenders are about 10mm wider in the back.
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you can run a 10.5 et20 on the rear if you roll your fenders, i am running 19x10.5 rears et 20 with a bfg g force 235/35 my fronts are 19x9.5 et 22 with a 5mm spacer tires also bfg gforce and they are 215/35s. the fronts took a bit of work but nothing crazy i used a roller to roll and pull the fronts.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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lol wow ^^^^^ thats a mad stretch, those wheels look mad nice though, what brand ?
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you can run a 10.5 et20 on the rear if you roll your fenders, i am running 19x10.5 rears et 20 with a bfg g force 235/35 my fronts are 19x9.5 et 22 with a 5mm spacer tires also bfg gforce and they are 215/35s. the fronts took a bit of work but nothing crazy i used a roller to roll and pull the fronts.

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lol wow ^^^^^ thats a mad stretch, those wheels look mad nice though, what brand ?
really wish I could see those pics
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:08 PM   #16
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I need help
I bought some xxr 526
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But not sure what size tire I need to stretch my tries and what brand tires too


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Old 03-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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Who needs stretch tires when you can just throw 285/25s on and call it a day
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Because a 285/25/18 with an 18x10.5 ET20 won't fit on an E46 non-M, at all. Even on an M3 it would require some work to fit that.
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I know, I'm just still excited I managed to fit 285/25/20s on my E46 non-m
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