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Old 04-15-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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Tire HELP - Just pulled the VMR V710 18" Trigger

Just pre-ordered the new V710 18" Staggered. I ordered 18x8.5 ET35 and 18x9.5 ET45. And I am needing help on ordering the best tire size.

I have a 01 330i Sport lowered on FK Coilovers. I am going to being ordering Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport tires. Looking to have as much side wall as I can clear only bc the roads here in Ohio are ridiculous!

Tirerack recommends Front: 225/40-18 & Rear: 255/35-18 is this the best set up? Or does any one else have a better suggestions!?

Thanks guys! Can't wait to get them on and post the photos!

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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You don't want to change the overall rolling diameter too much otherwise your speedo/handling will be off with the car.

The tire sizes you mentioned are the the standard sizes for the 3-series 18".

Also, on an 18" - unless you drastically change the rolling diameter you won't see that much of a diff in sidewall.

With that said, a 235/40 may help on the front.

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Go with a 235/40/18 and 255/35/18 or even a 245 rear tire to be a bit more conservative.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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A 235/40-18 and a 255/35-18 will fit just fine on those wheels. You could run the 225 like you said, but get a 235 if you really want to run the most rubber
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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Looks like Nick & Jurrian took care of you. Any of the above fitments would work.

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Thanks for the advise guys! I am probly going to go with the 235s. So once everything gets here I'll post pics!

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what's taking so long with the pics ?
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