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Old 11-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Tire Size for 19 inch rims!!!!!

Hey fellas...I need some help. I have posted my E46 for you guys to see but I want some nice tires to go on my ride but dont know what to put on my 19 inch rims. Do you guys have any suggestions? I want a wide aggressive stance but without scrubbing and rubbing the car ya know? Let me know.....Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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what width and offset are your wheels?

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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235/35/19 front
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Depending on offset that should work fine
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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I am so sorry guys but I am not car savvy at all. What is the offset and how do I get that information? When I bought the car it had those rims on it and I am very sure that they didnt come from the factory on the car. The guy just bought them shortly before he sold the car to me.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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If you like the size it has now and it doesn't rub use the same size.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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I wanna go wider on the back tho!
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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I have a 325i lowered and im running 19's- My rear is a 9.5" rim and my front is a 9- I run 265's on the back- Youll need to roll your fenders if you have people in the back often or if you hit a lot of pot holes--- before i rolled and lowered my car i rarely rubbed- I never saw any problems- I think my setup is a 265 25 19- and in the front its a 235 30 19-- not sure tho- check some wheel size calculators online so you can find th right profile so your speedo reads accurate-

I ran Generals exlaim UHP's a few years back- not a bad tire and handled the stagger well- I'm now running hankook ventus v-12 and love them-- my buddy has them on his v10 m5 and he hasnt had an issue- my thoughts...If he can run them with 500hp i think my 325 with 215-220hp will be fine haha
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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I have a 325i lowered and im running 19's- My rear is a 9.5" rim and my front is a 9- I run 265's on the back- Youll need to roll your fenders if you have people in the back often or if you hit a lot of pot holes--- before i rolled and lowered my car i rarely rubbed- I never saw any problems- I think my setup is a 265 25 19- and in the front its a 235 30 19-- not sure tho- check some wheel size calculators online so you can find th right profile so your speedo reads accurate-
265/25/19 ?? that's crazy. I do not suggest this
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #9
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265 25 19 doesn't even exist does it?

Just do 235/35/19 front and 255/30/19 rear, no issues and it will fit nicely.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:52 AM   #10
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265 and i forget the profile - but it's low - has to be to not change the diameter of the rim and tire - I love my setup and it handles like a gem ... I don't see a problem with and and I've been running my 19s for the past 4 summers
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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I have this size on there already so you dont think I can go wider on the back?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #12
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Stick with 255 you have no reason or need to go wider and you eliminate any chance of possible rubbing by sticking with a 255 rear
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #13
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It all depends on the offset of your current wheels. It should be stamped somewhere on the inside of the wheel itself. Do a search or Google to get a little more informed so you know the right questions to ask. I run 245/35/19 up front and 265/30/19 rear on my sedan with a +40 offset up front and +45 rear with no rubbing on Hankook V12's.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #14
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Yes as stated before. It all depends on the width and the offset your wheels. I had a 19x9.5 +30 square set up I ran with 235 all the way around. It looked pretty wide with a good agressive stretch on all four tires. My car is also stanced so you might want to go a little wider in the rear.
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I have 19s with tires that dont fit.. well they do.. in the front and in the back until you go over a bump or try to put people in. the tires on there now are 295/35/19 back and 295/30/19 ... i feel like i wanna get the side wall thinner.. like low profiles maybe.. go for 255/25/19.. do those exist?
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I have 19s with tires that dont fit.. well they do.. in the front and in the back until you go over a bump or try to put people in. the tires on there now are 295/35/19 back and 295/30/19 ... i feel like i wanna get the side wall thinner.. like low profiles maybe.. go for 255/25/19.. do those exist?
I've never seen tires in a 255/25/19. Post up your wheel specs.
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I have 19s with tires that dont fit.. well they do.. in the front and in the back until you go over a bump or try to put people in. the tires on there now are 295/35/19 back and 295/30/19 ... i feel like i wanna get the side wall thinner.. like low profiles maybe.. go for 255/25/19.. do those exist?
How did you ever fit 295/35/19s in the rear on a non-m? That doesn't seem like it's possible unless your car is a complete 4x4..
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