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Old 04-08-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2001 325Ci (TiAg)
My Rims/Suspension Plan for the Summer

Car:
2001 325Ci (TiAg)

Suspension:
H&R Cupkit (or hopefully coilovers for the adjustability)

Rims:
19x8.5 (front)
19x9.5 (rear)
Velocity Motoring CSL replicas
(The money saved over BBS is buying my suspension.)

Tires:
Feel free to suggest a mid-price-range tire and a size.
For now, I'm thinking:
235/35/19 (front)
265/30/19 (rear)

That said, I know nothing about rims/tires other than what I've "copied" from fellow fanatics. Please, feel free to comment.

I'm 99% sure I'm going to have to roll my rear fenders. Just our of curiousity, what would I have to change in order to not modify the wheel well?
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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With a 265/30/19 in the rear you will indeed have to roll your fenders. If you do not wish to do so, I suggest going 245/35/19 in the back.

I suggest BFgoodrich KDW g-force2 (sp?) or Dunlop SP Sport MAxx tires. Nicely priced and great quality.

Everything else looks fine, good luck!
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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With a 265/30/19 in the rear you will indeed have to roll your fenders. If you do not wish to do so, I suggest going 245/35/19 in the back.
For coupe owners only:

I'm getting a lot of conflicting information regarding the 265/30/19 tires in the rear. From what I hear, 265/30/19 fits fine in the rear of a coupe as long as the offset is 45. Does anyone have rubbing issues with this size and offset?

I really don't want to put a 245 on a 9.5 inch tire, it looks really stretched and also leaves the sidewall more vulnerable to road hazards. A 255 is an oddball size (and more expensive than a 265) I prefer not to roll fenders and just get the correct offset.

One other issue is the front offset. I'm also getting conflicting information saying that a 35 offset in the front won't rub with a 235/35/19 tire. Some say it has to be a 40 offset. Are they both okay?
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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265/30/19 works fine with any offset greater than +40 (slight rubbing with 4-5 passengers on hard turns).

You can go with this size as long as you don't drop your car in the future, in which case you will have to roll your fenders.

Going with 245/35/19 or 255/30/19 means no fender rolling even with a drop in most instances.


For the front, both 35 and 40 offsets will work perfectly fine with a 235/35/19 tire.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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Are you moving up from stock 17" rims, becasue that will be a

lot of extra unsprung weight you will be carrying. Your car will

probably feel sluggish off the line, the good news is ...
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