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Old 03-18-2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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Hi to all.If someone knows,i will appreciate this.Ihave just purchased 4 replica style 193m wheels for my E46 coupe offset both +37mm(front wheel 8x18,back8.5x18).Iwant to ask you guys what dimension of tires i could put,and particularly i am thinking of 225-40-18 front and 255-35-18 back.Will i have a problem of rubbing mainly at the back?If 255 is too much what should i put?Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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You will be fine, it's like the stock setup but with the wheels sitting 13mm closer to the arches.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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I am wondering if ihave a problem when i will have people at the back,and some luggage with rubbing because i have heard alot with offsets and rubbing.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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should be fine, especially since you're a coupe.
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Hi to all.If someone knows,i will appreciate this.Ihave just purchased 4 replica style 193m wheels for my E46 coupe offset both +37mm(front wheel 8x18,back8.5x18).Iwant to ask you guys what dimension of tires i could put,and particularly i am thinking of 225-40-18 front and 255-35-18 back.Will i have a problem of rubbing mainly at the back?If 255 is too much what should i put?Thanks in advance.
You'll be fine. I run 18x8.5 et35 in the rear with a 225/40. There is certainly room for the 255. Worst case scenario, a mild fender roll will clear up any rubbing issues.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #6
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With those sizes you should be fine. If anything minor fender work will solve any rubbing.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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I dont want to mess with frame issues.Except from 255-35-18,what other tyre could i use?
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I dont want to mess with frame issues.Except from 255-35-18,what other tyre could i use?
In the rear 235/40 on an 8.5 wheel would keep really close to the 225/40 up front... and it's significantly cheaper.
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Can i put back 245-35-18?in that case i would have wider tyres instead of 235-40-18.Someone with ET+37 8.5x18 back?
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245/35 18s would be fine too, but I'd go with the 235/40s as they're closer in diameter to your fronts, offer more sidewall protection, and as I said, cheaper.
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You can also run 225/40R18 front and rear or 235/40R18 front and rear.
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If you are at stock ride height. 235/40 and 255/35
If you are lowered or if you like really big girls in the back 225/40 and 245/35
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I am thinking of getting lowered ,but not now.So i believe that 225-40-18 front,245-35-18 back would be the one.
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By putting 225-40-18 front ,245-35-18 back will i have any false readings in my speedmeter?
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anyone with 255-35-18 +37 offset back on coupe?(rubbing?)
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You probably will need a fender roll for that setup.
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Thanks.you suggest 245-35-18 or 235-40-18 at the back?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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