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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #1961
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So I'm looking to buy tires and have them ready for when I get my car back from the shop. My Car is lowered on coilovers and I want to make sure that I have no problems. Would a 235/40/18 be a safe size tire for the rears? (9.5) rear btw.
my car is pretty low and i went with 255/35 on the rear and it cleared really well
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #1962
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #1963
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So I'm looking to buy tires and have them ready for when I get my car back from the shop. My Car is lowered on coilovers and I want to make sure that I have no problems. Would a 235/40/18 be a safe size tire for the rears? (9.5) rear btw.
235/40/18 shouldn't have any rubbing issues, especially on a 9.5" wide wheel. It's going to be kind of stretched though.
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Are v710 more concave than vb3?

Edit: assuming they are both 19x8.5
It's hard to directly compare the two because the spoke profile is different on those models. The VB3 has straighter spokes than the V710, but the depth of the face should be about the same.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #1964
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Cool, so 19x8.5 et35 235/35/19 on stock XI suspension any issues?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #1965
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #1966
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Cool, so 19x8.5 et35 235/35/19 on stock XI suspension any issues?
19x8.5 ET35 with 235/35/19 tires should work just fine.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #1967
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Super silver 18x8.5 ET40, 18x9.5 ET22. 245/40/18, 275/35/18. 10mm spacer up front.



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Old 03-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #1968
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Super silver 18x8.5 ET40, 18x9.5 ET22. 245/40/18, 275/35/18. 10mm spacer up front.



Awesome! Thanks for posting those.
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Can't wait to take proper pics of my v710's excited I luv my wheels
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Kevin@VMR - somewhere in this thread I seem to recall a silver VMR center cap. Is that accurate? If so, do they still exist and can I buy 4? I bought silver 710's for my titan silver coupe and think it would look better.

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Kevin@VMR - somewhere in this thread I seem to recall a silver VMR center cap. Is that accurate? If so, do they still exist and can I buy 4? I bought silver 710's for my titan silver coupe and think it would look better.

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The silver caps are the older style caps that we used to offer, but we have replaced them with the newer style black center caps.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #1973
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OK, thank you
I might actually have my old silver VMR caps from when I purchased my CSL reps a while back. They are new, never been used. I just have to find the box that they are in. I can probably swing them by BavAuto next time I go up there if you are still looking for them. I'm actually due for a visit anyways
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I might actually have my old silver VMR caps from when I purchased my CSL reps a while back. They are new, never been used. I just have to find the box that they are in. I can probably swing them by BavAuto next time I go up there if you are still looking for them. I'm actually due for a visit anyways
Sweet, I appreciate the gesture.
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anyone have a picture of gunmetal 18's on a silver metallic? to lazy to go through 99 pages :p
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Here's one on an M3. I believe these are 18s.

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Yup, no problem
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If anyone has an extra set of silver center caps I don't mind paying for them! They looks amazing on silver
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those 701s were exactly what i wanted ={
here are caps for sale 35 used and 45 brand new
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