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Old 05-23-2002, 02:17 AM   #1
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Mmm....It's time to order new tires!

Planning to get S0-3's in 225/40/18 & 255/35/18
Please post feedback about this setup.Thanks, oic, BTW, those wheels are 18x8.5
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:18 AM   #2
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nice, but I'd recommend 235/40 up front
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Clem, Can you help me answer a question? My car is lowered with H&R Cup Kit, I was told if I run 255/35/18 in the rear, I might have to roll my fender, is that true?
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It's possible but I can't say for sure.

When E46s are lowered they produce negative camber in the rear as there is no rear camber adjustment unless you get adjustible rear control arms. Essentially from behind, your tires look like this:


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That said, enough negative camber maybe produced that you won't need to roll your fenders. But with 255s they maybe be wide enough that you will have to roll them.

Personally I'd roll them anyways just to be on the safe side. But that's just me.
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are those replicas? if so, where'd ya get em?
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Clem, Can you help me answer a question? My car is lowered with H&R Cup Kit, I was told if I run 255/35/18 in the rear, I might have to roll my fender, is that true?
you won't have to roll your fenders with that setup, I am running the same setup, no problems at all
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depends on the drop in the rear and if it's a sedan or coupe. AllenYad had rubbing with 255s on 18s when he had UUC springs on his sedan. Camber and offset and everything else have an impact on this. You might as well roll to be sure.

And yeah, 225 up front on an 8.5 is less than ideal, too stretched, get 235s.
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