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Old 04-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Smile fitting question - VMR

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Just got some VMR VB3's and they are 18x8.5 ET 40 front and 18x9.5 ET45 in the rear.
Currently have a 325i stock
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Please let me know which one of these 2 will be better.

I though of:
Front: 225/40ZR18 XL
Rear: 245/35ZR18 XL

But then I was told to get
Front: 235/40ZR18 XL
Rear: 255/35ZR18 XL

Is the second one more aggresive or what are the difference?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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The wider ones will fit fine.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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wider ones meaning:
Front: 235/40ZR18 XL
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and which one will look better? as having a more aggresive look? or between them there is no much difference? just wide
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yeah, those are the wider of the sets you listed.
They will look more aggressive as theyre wider and will fill the fenders better
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It may be hard to find 235 in certain brands so running 225 front and 255 rear would be fine also.
That's what I have.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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in Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Max Performance Summer) for $1,018.00 in tirerack.com
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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One last question,

If i go:
Front: 235/40ZR18 XL
Rear: 255/35ZR18 XL

Will I need fender rolling or not?

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #8
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im running 235 front and 245 rear lowered with H&R sport cup kit wtih yoko s drive, tires affordable at tirerack, i rub a bit on 255 rear
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Aren't 235 fronts a litter taller than oem though?
With the tire specs you posted on a stock suspension you shouldn't rub.
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Currently I have this 205/55R16 as a winter setup. Since I'm changing to a summer setup. I think that Front: 235/40ZR18 XL Rear: 255/35ZR18 XL will be fine . I won't be changing stock height for a while.
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im running 235 front and 245 rear lowered with H&R sport cup kit wtih yoko s drive, tires affordable at tirerack, i rub a bit on 255 rear

What determines rubbing is wheel with and offset. Then that determines tire size.
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On stock suspension I can guarantee that you will have no rubbing issues running a 235/40/18 and 255/35/18 set up.
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Thank you all for you input, if someone has a pic of how it will look that be awesome !!
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What determines rubbing is wheel with and offset. Then that determines tire size.
im running exactly same wheel and offset with the OP
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Thanks a lot! now I know for sure what to get.
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