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Old 12-08-2015, 09:44 PM   #1
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Tyre size suggestions please

I recently bought a set of Style 343 replicas for my 2003 330Ci Convertible. They are a 19" staggered set with an E92 fitment of 8.5" ET34 on the front and 9.5" ET37 on the rears.



I would like to know what tyre sizes you guys would suggest.

Currently the car is running on stock suspension but I will be looking at lowering it using a set of Eibach Pro Kit springs in the near future and I wanna make sure I will not have rubbing issues once I do. I also wanna avoid what I would call "extreme measures" such negative camber and too much tyre stretch just to get them to fit.

Here is what I'm thinking:

For the fronts, I think I can safely run 235/35 tyres and they should still clear the fenders once lowered without needing any rolling. What do you think?

For the rear, I really wanna go 265/30 but I'm a little worried about doing so as my rear offset is less than +40. Would I be asking for trouble if I run this size tyres and then lower the car? Would it need a lot of guard work in order to avoid rubbing or just a minor rolling would do? What would you suggest?

I would appreciate any suggestions based on your experiences and trust me I did research a lot before posting this but It's really hard to find the right information about my exact specs and application requirements, so please don't just comment saying do a search because I already did and I'm obviously still in a dilemma.

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Old 12-14-2015, 07:29 PM   #2
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So no one has anything to add at all?

I just wanna know whether running 265/30 tyres on 19x9.5 ET 37 wheels on the rear would give me major issues if I lower later, or is it just gonna be minor rubbing that can be solved by guard rolling.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Check out this....
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #4
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So no one has anything to add at all?

I just wanna know whether running 265/30 tyres on 19x9.5 ET 37 wheels on the rear would give me major issues if I lower later, or is it just gonna be minor rubbing that can be solved by guard rolling.
You should be able to fit it with rolling and pulling. You'll definitely be rubbing on stock fenders though.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for that.

I think I will go with the safer option of 225/35 on the front and 245/35 on the back. I don't think that's too much stretch and from my research should clear the fenders once lowered without needing any guard work.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:37 PM   #6
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Definitely 245/35 on the back
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