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Old 01-08-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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Biggest size tires on a coupe

hey guys my fenders are rolled and soon enough I will be doing a s54 swap/FI and im just wondering what is the biggest size tires I can fit on my ride, its obviously a e46 and its a coupe, Is it true if I run camber plates I can put wider tires on? im going to need to fit 275/285s @ 19 inch at the back when I go FI, any wheel fanatics care to chime in? (calling anuk or mystikal? lol)
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
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You'll have insane amount of trouble squeezing a 275 back there let alone a 285 without cutting the inner fender lips (instead of just rolling), dialing in some negative camber AND you can't be slammed. It's going to be fun, lol.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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You'll be fine with 265 or 275 even when F/I. Just make sure you buy good tires. IMO 265 is good for 440rwhp. Spins a little but you can stay on it. To much camber defeats the purpose of adding wider tire because you'll have less of a contact patch in straight line speeds.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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^ +1. Stick with a 265. I'm sure some R888 or a very grippy street tire in 265 width will do you plenty.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:04 AM   #6
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thanks

thanks for the response..I plan on using these Nitto NT05 tires, front 245/35R19 rear 275/35R19

I am also planning on going with stg 2 hpf which is 630 or so rwhp, im pretty sure 265s wont cut it.. sick bimmer what size tires are you running? I know it will be hard to fit 275s at the back but ill do everything I have to besides wide body lol
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Why 275/35? That's too tall. Use a 275/30
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #8
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sounds good I was actually thinking 35 might b to tall, im crossin my fingers this spring for 275s/30/19
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im running 275/30/19 and its good.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:43 AM   #10
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hey ali, its tom jonny b's buddy... u got a m tho mines a non m coupe u no that so I might have rubbing issues but i hope not with some camber... are your fenders rolled? what brand tires/model you runnin? im thinkin im gonna order nt05s 245 front and 275 rear

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For an M, max is 275 if you dont want rubbing, the 285s rubbed, so 275 is the max.

For a non-M, you can comfortably go upto a max. of 265 with rolled fenders without rubbing if you have any offset other than +38 +44 .

Good news though, you can go with 265s (but the offset needs to be +38 +44) without rolling the fenders.


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Old 01-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #12
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hey man Im not a wheel expert thats why I am asking these questions, I think my wheel ofset is 35 at front and 40 at back, my fenders are rolled currently... you dont think with a camber adjustment 275s would fit on the back of a non m coupe? Thanks!
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hey Tom,

Since your fenders are already rolled, 275s then shouldnt have a problem fitting in, you shouldnt even need cambers! This is because with the 265s theres always a tiny bit of room left. Just do some research with the tire make/model you will be getting.

FYI, the larger you go the worse it gets in terms of performance/wear and tear/fuel consumption/less comfortable ride and so forth - it has absolutely no advantages other than look - BUT ITS WORTH IT .


p.s. due to the rolled fenders, i wonder if 285s fit lool


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Old 01-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #14
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hey man thx for your replies, ya I doubt I could squeeze a 285 but 275 ill take the chance ya Im going to try to fit without camber arms or plates first and see how it is then if I do need them or not... im looking at the nitto nt05's 245s in front 275 in back on my 19" rims... should I run a 30 or 35 for height wise? Also would I run taller in the front then the rear? like 35 front 30 rear? or does it have to be the same for front and rear? Also what is the difference between camber arms and camber plates do you have any idea?

srry for all the noobness

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:26 PM   #15
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275s are still massive....wait until you see them in person - they're WIDE.
Ya, no need for any camber play at this point - you already have your fenders rolled.

For your setup, go with 245/35/19 and 275/30/19 - you run taller in the front, but you still want to keep all 4 as low as possible.

nittos are excellent tires IMO.

Camber arms - for further adjustment than OEMs, suspension/stiffness/control
Camber Plates - suspension geometry/angles
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