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Old 04-01-2013, 06:29 PM   #21
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225/40 and 235/40 tires are not the same height.

Ideally you should have the height of the tires be as close to each other as possible. If you are running a staggered fitment you would want 225/255 tires, or 235/265 tires in your case.

Your speedo and odometer won't be affected a ton since both tire sizes are within spec for your car though, but if you're thinking about buying two of one and two of the other, just get a square wheel and tire fitment. You will be able to rotate your tires and whatnot that way.
Thanks, yeah, my current setup has the ZHP style 135s, so 8" (225) and 8.5" (255). I'll run these this summer, but next summer I'd probably go 8.5" square VB3/V703.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #22
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Does a 225/40 have the same tread circumference as a 235/40?
Use the link below to perform tire size calculations.

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #23
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Thanks, yeah, my current setup has the ZHP style 135s, so 8" (225) and 8.5" (255). I'll run these this summer, but next summer I'd probably go 8.5" square VB3/V703.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #24
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It will work, however I prefer my tires to look right. As in not angled in with the rim sticking way out. The proper tire width for a 9.5" would be more like 285. my 2 cents.
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The angle of the sidewall also depends on the brand and model of the tire. I have seen 255/35/18 looking stretched like hell on 9.5 rim (I think they were Toyos) and I got Hankook Ventus V12 and they look just fine. I happen to have exactly the setup OP is looking for.



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Old 04-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #26
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The angle of the sidewall also depends on the brand and model of the tire. I have seen 255/35/18 looking stretched like hell on 9.5 rim (I think they were Toyos) and I got Hankook Ventus V12 and they look just fine.
This is true. I have the stock staggered ZHP Style 135s (8" & 8.5") on my AW 325i Touring (which otherwise looks a heckuvalot like lab rat's), and the 225/255 Conti EC DWS tires even look a wee bit stretchy on those. So I could see how 255's could look seriously stretched on 9.5" rims.
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The angle of the sidewall also depends on the brand and model of the tire. I have seen 255/35/18 looking stretched like hell on 9.5 rim (I think they were Toyos) and I got Hankook Ventus V12 and they look just fine. I happen to have exactly the setup OP is looking for.



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Some tires run much narrower than others. It's hard to say exactly how a specific size will fit on wheels for that reason.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #28
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after a 3 month wait finally got my VB3's!
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would 9.5 with a +46 and a 245 work on the rear of a non M with a 245 and H&R race springs?
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They look great! You can never go wrong with the VMR VB3 in Super Silver on the E46. Super clean and classic look! Congrats and enjoy them!
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Looking good! VB3s are a classic design for the E46 chassis. You can't go wrong with them, especially in silver.
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would 9.5 with a +46 and a 245 work on the rear of a non M with a 245 and H&R race springs?
I don't think you'd have a major issue, but it would depend on a few factors like your ride height, alignment, tire profile, brand/model, etc.
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A delivery van from a Chinese restaurant backed into my vehicle a couple days ago...fortunately no damage to the rims but the front quarter panel and door panel are both damaged. Going through insurance but it's taking a long time to process everything. I hope insurance will repair the damage and not write off the vehicle as I have spent a lot of money on the car, what do you guys think?
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A delivery van from a Chinese restaurant backed into my vehicle a couple days ago...fortunately no damage to the rims but the front quarter panel and door panel are both damaged. Going through insurance but it's taking a long time to process everything. I hope insurance will repair the damage and not write off the vehicle as I have spent a lot of money on the car, what do you guys think?
Oh man that sucks! The damage doesn't look that bad, The door might be able to be fixed. The quarter panel can be easily replaced. Doubtful they will total the car.
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Ouch! Fortunately the wheels survived, unfortunately the car is in pain!

That's a bummer. I hate when things like that happen and they are completely out of your control. On the up-side, the damage does not look irreparable. A new front fender and a new door should be good. The impact was probably at a slow enough speed where it was not structural.
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VMR just wondering if you guys sell touch up paint, specifically for my super silver VB3's. I have some very light scratches on my rims (no curb rash).
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We do sell touch up paint pens, but the paint is meant for hyper silver, rather than super silver. You can always give it a shot though if you'd like.
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