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Old 02-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #31
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Stock wheels are 8" wide not 8.5. Running a 245 is already wide enough on that narrow wheel.
I'm gonna put em on backwards and see how it drives! It would prolly rotate pretty good! Or better yet, 275s on the the Left and 245s on the Right depending on which corners are tighter on the course!

Somebody was selling some slicks a while back - hmmmmmmmm
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #32
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Ummm, not even close, wider tires will cause you to OVER steer. The lighter wallet is merely a consequence of A MUST HAVE modification on the M5.
Maybe if they're on the front. I'm talking about the rears.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #33
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Maybe if they're on the front. I'm talking about the rears.
What are you talking about? We are talking about running 275's on the front....
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I just thought of another possible reason for the staggered setup. Less tramlining??? How does the square setup feel in that respect?
There is some.. hardly noticeable on most roads.
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What are you talking about? We are talking about running 275's on the front....
Guess I wasn't paying attention.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #36
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Re the 270 in the front I read a few threads on m5board and many say its an amazing mod to prevent oversteer. I think I read it also on Chris Harris's thread. By the way just picked up the car now, sounds like a monster and it drives nice. The car came w non oem rims w winters. I picked up oem rims for really good price w almost brand new rubber in the rear.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:03 AM   #37
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i use a square setup - 275's all around - toyo R888 for the track - with oem suspension the tires rub the fenders near the front. I think it depends on the brand of tires and whether or not you can put more camber in front to tuck them in a bit...
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #38
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a easy and nice soloution for stone chips is this, 1-dr color 2- wet sand so the repairs are level, 3- polish whole thing so it has the same appearance 4- 3M guard. I have done this and if done right it nearly invisable.... On a side note mine is stone chipped to all hell to and this is on my to-do list..
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #39
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I hope your M5 isn't as bad as mine... I think I'd go looney before I finish doing that! The f'in chips are just so deep!

I'd estimate it would take about 5 applications of Dr colour to fill each chip.... I spent many hours doing it just the one time .... my family would wonder where I dissappeared to!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:11 AM   #40
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Can someone tell me if they any idea what the two switches can possibly be for beside the speedometer ImageUploadedByTapatalk1361610693.139762.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1361610713.889755.jpg
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:52 AM   #41
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Your M5 is a USDM model yes? I believe it's legal for radar detectors and jammers in some states. Maybe those were switches for them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #42
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That's what I thought too, how can I double check that ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #43
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Just put some labels on them .... "M1" ... "M2"
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #44
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That's what I thought too, how can I double check that ?
Trace the wiring and see where it goes...
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #45
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Just put some labels on them .... "M1" ... "M2"
I was thinking putting "Rocket 1" and "Rocket 2" so if I ever get pulled over, more like when I get pulled over and the cops look inside it will freak them out and have them scratching their heads.
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