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Old 09-04-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Tire size and suspension setup for my car

Got a suspension question here...

I drive a 320d (comparable in weight to a 320i) with a factory sport suspension setup and 18" OEM wheels. However I bought the staggered Velocity Motoring CSL replicas in 19". 8.5J and ET40 in the front and 9.5J ET45 in the rear.

Right now I am considering buying tires and a new suspension setup. Obviously I want to go a little lower than stock.

Good to mention is that I drive my car quite a lot (I think) at least 50,000 km (30,000 miles) a year.

Now what I can't decide on is what tiresize to mount, especially in the rear. Besides that I wonder about what would be the best choice for my suspension setup, I'd rather not roll my fenders. I don't track my car, it's just a daily driver...

I was thinking about a KW Street Comfort and 255/30R19 in the rear and 225/35/R19 tires at the front wheels, would that be a good setup ??
I don't wanna slam my car, just get rid of the gaps between the wheel and the fender.

I'd love to have it like this...

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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With 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 on a sedan you should run a 235/40/19 front and 255/35/19 rear. A 265 rear will rub on a sedan, so don't even try. If you want to get rid of the gaps I'd suggest a whole spring/shock combo because with only springs you're going to wear out your shocks prematurely anyways. H&R Race give the lowest drop for springs.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Go with 235/35/19 front and 255/30/19 rear. As for coilovers, the KW Street Comfort will be good. They will give you the ability to lower your car from .8 to 1.6 inches front and 0.6 to 1.4 inches rear. We have no problem shipping to the Netherlands so let me know if you would like a full quote.

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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225/255 should be nice. id run a 245 in the rear but thats just me.

get somethin adjustable. u can slam the sh1t outta those wheels.
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