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Old 02-25-2011, 12:42 PM   #1021
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #1022
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as my rims are perfectly delivered i'm on the search of tires!

but i've found some retailers here in the netherlands who say that a 265/19/30 will NEVER fit mij 323Ci...

and they have some doubts about 235 up front...

now i have a lot of doubts , cause they will probably try to sell me 225 and 255 because they are way more expensive...

what's the best thing to do?

(atm: it's stock suspension 323Ci , maybe i'm going to lower it with eibach springs (around 25 and 15 mm)

btw: i have a VB3 19 inch staggered set of wheels 8.5 and 9.5 width)
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #1023
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We have tested a 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 on a stock coupe and they have no issues. As long as you got the right offsets for your wheels, which would be an ET40 front and ET45 rear, you shouldn't rub.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #1024
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What's the most aggressive offset you can run with 235 and 265 on a coupe on 19"(stock sport suspension)?
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We've tested a 19x8.5 ET35 - 19x8.5 ET40 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear, and it's fairly aggressive.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #1026
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Vmr is never going to make zero clearance wheels because if they do sell people will have problems. If you want really agressive tire fittaments its kinda up to you to do the spacers and all.

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Old 03-02-2011, 02:45 AM   #1027
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We have tested a 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 on a stock coupe and they have no issues. As long as you got the right offsets for your wheels, which would be an ET40 front and ET45 rear, you shouldn't rub.

when i ordered i'd let you guys pick the right offsets so i think it will be fine, i'll go check m tonight and then order some tires, think i'll go for 265 since it's cheap

no rubbing with a slight lowering ?


can i combine 265 on the rears en 225 on the fronts?

and is there anyway to tell if this is stock ride hight?

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #1028
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Vmr is never going to make zero clearance wheels because if they do sell people will have problems. If you want really agressive tire fittaments its kinda up to you to do the spacers and all.

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Very true. We do make more aggressive sizing, but for most of our customers, our recommended sizing is perfect for them. We do have customers from time to time that order sizing that is not what we recommend, and they generally know what they're doing as far as the fenders go, the tires, etc.
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when i ordered i'd let you guys pick the right offsets so i think it will be fine, i'll go check m tonight and then order some tires, think i'll go for 265 since it's cheap

no rubbing with a slight lowering ?


can i combine 265 on the rears en 225 on the fronts?

and is there anyway to tell if this is stock ride hight?

http://srv.davesmits.nl/pic.JPG <-- link to high res picture
As I said, we test them at stock height to make sure there are no problems, but if you are just slightly lowering them on springs they probably will be fine. We do have customers that buy our wheels with lowered cars and they don't have problems. In the worst case scenario, a slight fender roll is all that is required.

You can combine a 225 front and 265 if you wish. Our recommended tire sizing ranges from a 225 to 235 in the front and 255 and 265 in the rear (255/35/18, or 265/35/18 and 265/30/19).

I don't know for sure but that car does look stock.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:34 PM   #1029
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when i ordered i'd let you guys pick the right offsets so i think it will be fine, i'll go check m tonight and then order some tires, think i'll go for 265 since it's cheap

no rubbing with a slight lowering ?

can i combine 265 on the rears en 225 on the fronts?
My lowering is just enough that I can make it up 99.5% of all driveways and speed bumps fully loaded with passengers without scraping the front bumper with 19x8.5 ET35 235/25/19 fronts. With 225's up front your car will plow and understeer much easier since the rears are 265 and have a ton more traction.


You can see there is plenty of room with a ride height just lower than sport package height.


As for reference here are what my 225/45/17's look like on my car with the same suspension setting:


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Old 03-02-2011, 02:40 PM   #1030
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Those 19's filled up the wheel wells really nicely. That looks perfect!
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #1031
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that does sit nice! I cant wait for my VMR 19's to show up.

Rovert- what lowering springs are those?
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #1033
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18x8.5 ET35 fronts, 18x9.5 ET45 rears with 235/40/18 fronts and 265/35/18 rears.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:51 PM   #1034
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I apologize for not reading the entire thread so it may have been mentioned. Whats the widest/aggressive I can go on my 323i sedan that's been lowered (I'd say 1.5 inches + or - a hair)?? I have 18 x 8.5's on there now, Can I go 9.5 inches wide with a 245 all the way around without rubbing?? What offsets for front and rear am I looking to get?

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Bill, we recommend going square on sedans generally but we do have customers that decide to run staggered wheel fitment. You would want an 8.5 front and 9.5 rear, with offsets ranging from 35 to 40 on the front, and with a 45 offset in the rear. Since your car is lowered, it's tough to recommend a tire size since every car is different, whether it be the amount of lowering, the alignment specs, etc. Also, you may or may not want to roll the fenders. I would say a 235 front would work, but for the rear you may have trouble finding the sizing you would need. A 245 would probably work though, but like I said, I just can't guarantee it.
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Thanks Kevin for the quick reply bro I would actually prefer to run squared and not staggered so thats fine. Not like I need alot of rubber out back anyways with a mere 180 hp lol. So squared we're talking 8.5 all the way around with a 40 offset or so and 235/40/18's??

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Thanks Kevin for the quick reply bro I would actually prefer to run squared and not staggered so thats fine. Not like I need alot of rubber out back anyways with a mere 180 hp lol. So squared we're talking 8.5 all the way around with a 40 offset or so and 235/40/18's??

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Yeah a 235/40/18 should be perfect. No rubbing, no issues.
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