E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 07-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
19x9.5 ET33 Tire size?

I have 19x9.5 ET33 CSL rear wheels. What is a tire size that will not rub. I am thinking 245/30/19. Let me know what your guys think.

Also, will a 245/35 tire work for the front with a 19x8.5 ET35 wheel without rubbing?

Last edited by TallSkinnyMatt; 07-05-2011 at 02:10 AM.
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 07-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #2
Dominic.G.
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sacramento & Washington DC
Posts: 2,733
My Ride: Jetblack 1999 323i
I have 235/35zr19's on the same spec wheels. Check out my progress thread for pics.
Dominic.G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
And you didn't get any rubbing with those tires?
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:17 AM   #4
Iceman00
I screwed up and can't post
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: FLA
Posts: 2,838
My Ride: E90 6MT
245 on a 9.5? That's skinny.
Iceman00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 08:00 AM   #5
Jmanscotch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,123
My Ride: makes my pants tight
I was running 235/30 19 on the front with no worries...spot no tire size for that width.

I'm not sure on the rear, rubbing wise, but I ran 265/35 19 on that wheel and it fits perfect (aka no stretched look).
__________________
-Jake
2004 325CI - 2003 3.0 Z4 - 1994 325i - 1967 1602 - 2008 328XI - 2009 135i - 2007 Jeep Wrangler - 2014 *Loading*
Jmanscotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 09:19 AM   #6
G-Hots
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 991
My Ride: ///M3 & 328ci & X3
Send a message via AIM to G-Hots Send a message via MSN to G-Hots
you are going to stretch the sh!t out of that tire with 235/35's man.. I feel bad for those tires
G-Hots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmanscotch View Post
I was running 235/30 19 on the front with no worries...spot no tire size for that width.

I'm not sure on the rear, rubbing wise, but I ran 265/35 19 on that wheel and it fits perfect (aka no stretched look).
a 265/35 is ideal for the size of the wheel. Did you not have any rubbing issues on yours?
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
a32axo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cali
Posts: 245
My Ride: 2004 bmw 330CI
tires

I got et 35 9.5 rims on the back with 255 30 19 and i am going to rub, im dropped with eibachs. I will suggest running 235 35s in the rear if your dropped. 225 35 in the front.

Last edited by a32axo; 07-05-2011 at 11:33 AM.
a32axo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 12:13 PM   #9
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 10,088
My Ride: 1:25 Scale Enzo
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
Quote:
Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt View Post
I have 19x9.5 ET33 CSL rear wheels. What is a tire size that will not rub. I am thinking 245/30/19. Let me know what your guys think.

Also, will a 245/35 tire work for the front with a 19x8.5 ET35 wheel without rubbing?
We generally recommend a 265/30/19 with our 19x9.5 ET45s for non-Ms, but in your case you may need to do fender work if you run that size. Having a 255/30/19 will add a bit more clearance, but probably will still require more fender work. Unfortunately a 245/30/19 is somewhat hard to find, and a 245/35/19 is slightly too tall for the car.

Were you looking to leave the fenders untouched?
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com
VMRWheels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #10
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
Quote:
Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
We generally recommend a 265/30/19 with our 19x9.5 ET45s for non-Ms, but in your case you may need to do fender work if you run that size. Having a 255/30/19 will add a bit more clearance, but probably will still require more fender work. Unfortunately a 245/30/19 is somewhat hard to find, and a 245/35/19 is slightly too tall for the car.

Were you looking to leave the fenders untouched?
I do not want to touch the fenders if I don't have to. Will the 245/35 be to tall? I already have toyo tires in that size and they generally have a low sidewall.
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #11
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
Also for the fronts I had 245/35 tires and they barely rubbed. Only touched the front fender when i turn the wheel all the way possible to the side. Barely touched. Thinking about moving those tires to the back and getting either 225/35 or 235/35 for the fronts. What do you recommend?
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #12
JG!
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CO
Posts: 30
My Ride: 07'E90 08'E92
My car is lowered on Eibach sportlines. I had 265/30/19 with ET33 in the rear. They're was little rub even with rolled fenders. I'd would go with a 255/30/19 rear and 235/35/19 front
JG! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #13
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 10,088
My Ride: 1:25 Scale Enzo
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
Quote:
Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt View Post
I do not want to touch the fenders if I don't have to. Will the 245/35 be to tall? I already have toyo tires in that size and they generally have a low sidewall.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt View Post
Also for the fronts I had 245/35 tires and they barely rubbed. Only touched the front fender when i turn the wheel all the way possible to the side. Barely touched. Thinking about moving those tires to the back and getting either 225/35 or 235/35 for the fronts. What do you recommend?
A lot of people run a 245/35/19 on E46Fanatics because it's a pretty easily obtainable tire size, however it does sit a bit too tall for the car. Generally you can go up or down in sizing as long as it is within 3% of the OE rolling diameter. Those are about 3.42% or so larger than the OE diameter, so it is slightly too tall, which is why we generally do not recommend that sizing.

In any case I'd say a 255/30/19 would be most ideal with some fender work.
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com
VMRWheels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #14
TallSkinnyMatt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,603
My Ride: E92 M3 ZCP
Quote:
Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
A lot of people run a 245/35/19 on E46Fanatics because it's a pretty easily obtainable tire size, however it does sit a bit too tall for the car. Generally you can go up or down in sizing as long as it is within 3% of the OE rolling diameter. Those are about 3.42% or so larger than the OE diameter, so it is slightly too tall, which is why we generally do not recommend that sizing.

In any case I'd say a 255/30/19 would be most ideal with some fender work.
So if I roll my fenders, and put the 255/30 on, I would have no rubbing? And how about the 265/30? Would I only need rolled fenders?

Last edited by TallSkinnyMatt; 07-08-2011 at 10:24 PM.
TallSkinnyMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
csl, offset, rub, size, tire

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use