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Old 05-09-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question just got my M6 wheels but...

Hi evrybody! I just got my M6 wheels yesterday for a heck of a deal and now I'm wondering what tires to put in the rear...

the offsett is not the best for an e46 coupe and I'm wondering what tires would work the best without rubbing... 265/30/19 or 245/35/19

F: 19x8.5 et 35

R: 19x9.5 et 40

I might be lowering the car soon but for now its on sport suspension. Not rolling fenders for now but may be a possibility for later
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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If you can roll the fenders when you lower it more a 255 in the rear should be okay for now, especially with the sport suspension.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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225/35R19 Front
255/30R19 Rear

You can run 265/30R19 in the rear if you roll your fenders and increase the negative camber a tad.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:44 PM   #4
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I was hoping that I could run 265 without rolling fenders... Cause I could get those tires for cheap...

What about 245/35? Would they work?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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I was hoping that I could run 265 without rolling fenders... Cause I could get those tires for cheap...

What about 245/35? Would they work?
In the rear? Absolutely. Rolling your rear fenders shouldn't run you much. You can get it done at a reputable shop for $200 or less. It's a very straight forward process. Not very labor intensive.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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In the rear? Absolutely. Rolling your rear fenders shouldn't run you much. You can get it done at a reputable shop for $200 or less. It's a very straight forward process. Not very labor intensive.
thanks for the info! I might give a try to the 245 tire...

does anybody have a picture of their 19x9.5 wheels with 245/35/19 tires?

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thanks for the info! I might give a try to the 245 tire...

does anybody have a picture of their 19x9.5 wheels with 245/35/19 tires?
Use your imagination, but this guy is running 19x9.5 with 245/35R19 on his front wheels (click link below). It should however give you an idea of how the tire looks on that wheel size.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=757478
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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That was a very nice M. I think I made my decision on the tires I'm gonna use 245/35 in the back so I wont have to roll those fenders. thanks a lot!
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
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I'm running 265/30/19 on the rear of a sedan, stock springs, bilstein shocks..no rubbing that I can tell of, not sure what my offset is on the wheels but it sticks out quite a bit.
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