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Old 03-18-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Please tell me if this is right

For an e46 sedan, is offset 40 19x8.5 in the front and 19x9.5 45 in the back the guaranteed fitment for no rubbing?
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:37 AM   #2
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Should be fine as far as I know....well, they're the exact sizes and offset I have order for my sedan, so I'm hoping so.
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Yes those offsets are perfectly fine if paired with the proper 225/235 front and 245/255 rear. If you are at stock height, no rubbing issues should occur on a Sedan.

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Those offsets are ideal for the E46 non-M.
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What if the rear is et 43? It that close enough to 45 to be ok?
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What if the rear is et 43? It that close enough to 45 to be ok?
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Sorry to thread jack but you guys seem to know your stuff...what if the offset was et35, same 9.5 in the rear...on a coupe...will this fit with 265/35/18 tires? Thanks!
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Sorry to thread jack but you guys seem to know your stuff...what if the offset was et35, same 9.5 in the rear...on a coupe...will this fit with 265/35/18 tires? Thanks!
Your asking for trouble with that one. A 265/35/18 is a tiny bit larger than the 265/30/19 referenced in the comment below. Based on that I wouldn't do it. You can probably make it fit but is it going to be worth the effort? (rolled fenders, alignment with extra negative camber, limited to tires with a rounded profile)

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Comment #30: for what its worth, kumho spt 265/30 will not fit on a coupe with rolled fenders 19x9.5 ET35 these are nice tires for the price, but the sidewall is quite blocky.
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