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Old 01-31-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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New tire help!

Hey guys , im looking to buy some new tires as the used ones i got for the time being when i bought my rims from a private seller arent cutting it. I am running staggered 245/40 and 255/35 .. Im looking to get a set of 4 that i found of 245/40's (on 18x9.5) just wondering if 245/40's would be to tall up front. Ill be purchasing an ST coilover setup after the fact. Any suggestions on how that would be , or if you have any used tires with some tread left that arent different tread on the sets send me a pm!

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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245/40/18 is slightly too tall for the car so I wouldn't really recommend those sizes. Just a little over 3% stock rolling diameter but not by a huge margin.
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245/40/18 is slightly too tall for the car so I wouldn't really recommend those sizes. Just a little over 3% stock rolling diameter but not by a huge margin.
What do you think would be a good staggered set to run?
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We always recommend an 18x8.5 ET35/18x9.5 ET45 with 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rears.
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We always recommend an 18x8.5 ET35/18x9.5 ET45 with 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rears.
I'm running square 18x9.5 maybe 255/35's
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255/35/18 is the right height but then you run into the issue about clearance up front. From my experience at least, 18x9.5 isn't the easiest square fitment on the E46 when you want to run beefy tires.
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