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Old 05-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Stock vs. After mkt bigger size set

I have been checking on many different websites and stores to find out a good set tires for my e46 m3. I found out that most of the places sell stock set more expencive than bigger size set. Why is this?

PS. Cond. DWS or DW which one is better set for me? (no snow driving but could see some light snows before and after winter in Chicago and MN).
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Get DWS, DW and you'll be fvcked with snow and unsafe, even in cold (near freezing) weather without snow.
Tire prices generally go up with size, with maybe a few bucks here or there for exceptions. What tires are you looking at and where are you looking at them?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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I called tirerack and they said about the same as you did. I went to discount, TR, and modB. most of the tires are like that, but I asked people there after the post. they said all of them can be different and stock is more because they are the best fitment so sometime they will ask for more at that point. However, I dont mind anymore. I got 245-35-19F and 275-35-19R. haha go big!!!!
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You can run various tire sizes, so long as they are with 3% of your stock tire sizes. Typically we recommend a 275/30/19 on our wheels for our M3 customers, but it looks like those 275/35/19s are also within spec for your M3.
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You can run various tire sizes, so long as they are with 3% of your stock tire sizes. Typically we recommend a 275/30/19 on our wheels for our M3 customers, but it looks like those 275/35/19s are also within spec for your M3.
Thank you very much. ya I meant 275/30/19 typo
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We generally like to recommend the largest tire you can use without causing any rubbing problems so having a tire with a 35 profile and a 275 width may be a bit too tall and cause rubbing, but it is technically still within spec.
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