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Old 06-14-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Will VMR V710 19" Fit (19x8.5" ET35 72.6CB 5x120.)

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I know very little about wheels, but I've been reading through the forums and I think I have the right sizes. I wasn't planning on changing wheels, but one of my 18" Style 73's is damaged... so I figure.. why not!

I like the look of the VMR v710's. I want to go to 19" wheels IF I can without major modification. Also... my Style 73's sit inside the wheel well a bit. When I replace them, I'd like the wheel to be a little more flush with the side of the car. "Fill" the wheel well a little more, if that makes sense.

Here's The specs: 19x8.5" ET35 72.6CB 5x120

ECS has them as a square set only... I'm not sure if going staggered would give me any benefit or if I can even get these as a staggered set.

Also... I need to refresh my shocks, so I was thinking of putting on a lower kit. Maybe the H&R Sport cup kit? Will these still fit with this kit or similar?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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So... looking more on TireRack.com I can see the following tire options that supposedly fit on a 330i, but I'm assuming they are talking about stock suspension... or maybe sport suspension:

18's:

Front: 225/40ZR18
Rear: 255/35ZR18

OR 19's:

Front: 235/35ZR19
Rear: 245/35ZR19

Would either of these configurations work with the H&R Sport cup kit without any fender modification? While I'd love to go to 19's, I don't want to have it be a pain in the ass. But... if I can do 19's, with my ass free of pain, then I'll go for it.
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If you're going with VMR V710's square setup use 19x8.5ET35 with a 235/35/19 all around. If your going staggered use a 19x8.5ET35 front with a 235/35/19 and a 19x9.5ET45 with a 255/30/19. Both of those fitments will work just fine with the H&R Cup Kit and you shouldn't get an rubbing at all
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If you're going with VMR V710's square setup use 19x8.5ET35 with a 235/35/19 all around. If your going staggered use a 19x8.5ET35 front with a 235/35/19 and a 19x9.5ET45 with a 255/30/19. Both of those fitments will work just fine with the H&R Cup Kit and you shouldn't get an rubbing at all
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
Hey Kevin - Do you know of anyone who stocks V710's in Jacksonville, FL?

Also.. someone implied that this combo will cause a harsh ride. Is it the fact that I'll be running a lower profile tire that will cause the hard ride or is it the H&R sport cup kit that will cause the harsh ride?

If it's the H&R sport kit that's the issue, what would be a better recommendation that will be lowered a bit, but fit the 19" wheel, give a sporty feel, but not destroy the ride.

I'm not looking to slam this car. Just low enough to fill the wheel well, but not look like I have a trunk full of bodies. I'm also not tracking it. So, aggressive, but not bone jarring. Like a BMW sport or ZHP suspension.
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Most of our dealers do not stock our products. We have a few dealers around Florida, but none of them actually carry inventory. We have a few dealers, like ModBargains, EAS, or BavAuto that do stock some things though.

As far as the ride quality goes, 19s will transmit more feedback from the road to the cabin due to the fact that the tire profile is smaller. To what degree of harshness? That's really dependent on a lot of factors. Some people will be more sensitive to ride quality than others. I don't think it will be bad, but there are some people that like a plush ride and wouldn't like it.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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Hey Kevin (and all ) -

Going with the 19" staggered. Is this the appropriate tire set of this:

Front: 235/35ZR19
Rear: 245/35ZR19
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245/35/19 is technically too tall. Go with 225/35/19 or 235/35/19 for the front, and 255/30/19 for the rear.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #9
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According to http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-height-chart/

All three of those tires are 25" diameter tires. So if that's correct, I guess I could go with any of the three.
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Would the 255 be too wide? I bet that would look pretty sweet from behind! I just don't want to fight rubbing.
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For staggered tires, you could run the 255/30/19 rear, but if the wheels are square I'd probably just run 235/35/19 all around and call it a day. That way you can rotate your tires from to rear, side to side, etc.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #12
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Done!

19" v710's. 235/35/19 fronts and 255/30/19 rear. Michellin Super Sports

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Old 07-11-2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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any rubbing in the rear?
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