Thanks for covering that for me Trev.
Originally Posted by Swerve
Jay: You running 225/45/17 in the front and 245/40/17 in the rear on those staggered contours w/o rolling fenders/quarters on your yellow m3? If so, that's the route I want to go with my next set.
I'm running non-staggered Contours, with 235/40/17s all around. This is the setup my M3 came with from the factory (well with DS1's), and is in my opinion the best way to do it. My car already understeers, I'd hate to know what it would do with skinnier front tires and wider rears.
But beyond that, 245/40/17 on the rear of an E36 using stock 17x8.5" ET41 rear wheels probably shouldn't rub, unless the car is lowered with a soft suspension or something.