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Old 12-12-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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tire question

usually i wouldnt ask this question but im a bit confused and dont wanna pony up the money to get the wrong sizes.

what is the maximum size i can run in terms of rubber on my car?

-rim size 8.5x18 offset-35mm
-suspension- bilstein sports/ H&R sports
-fenders not rolled yet
-current size 225's
-im trying to see if i can get my tires up to 245's is this possible?


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Old 12-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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245's should fit easily, with a 32mm offset, and the fact that you got a coupe. I don't see it being a problem!

Don't E36 M's come with 245's in the rear? Whats the offset on most M rims, 32-35mm no?
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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^^Mark: I believe Ant118 is rolling on 18's with 255 at the rear, and he is rubbing large, so my guess is probably 245 max for 18's.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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225 on 18's? that's small
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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8.5" wide and ET35 is pretty aggressive. You'll have trouble with anything wider than 225 without rolling/pulling. That said, just rolling them should be able to let you run 245/35/18's.

Soldo, 8.5" wide rear M wheels are up at ET41, and can still rub non-M fender wells with 245's.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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I had 245's all around on my old 318is, and it would rub slightly in the front when turning the steering wheel, but nothing major.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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8.5" wide and ET35 is pretty aggressive. You'll have trouble with anything wider than 225 without rolling/pulling. That said, just rolling them should be able to let you run 245/35/18's.

Soldo, 8.5" wide rear M wheels are up at ET41, and can still rub non-M fender wells with 245's.
I had no idea that E36 M's had different fender wells. I just thought that coupes had bigger fenders than sedans! My bad on the offset too, i thought it was in the high 30's
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:18 AM   #8
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I had 245's all around on my old 318is, and it would rub slightly in the front when turning the steering wheel, but nothing major.
That's a sign your wheels had a higher offset than Mark's; they were rubbing the inside well, he's looking at issues with the bodywork.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:51 AM   #9
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yeah the 35mm offset was what was recomended by bbs for my car. shrug, who would have though i would want wider. i was gonna throw 235s on to begin with but got the 225s for such a good price.

im gonna try to get the fenders rolled, maybe shave hte inner edge and run tires with no lip, should get me some results.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:10 AM   #10
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Mark i'm running 235/40/18 on my rims (et35, 8.5wide) and i do (did) rub a bit till rocco fixed up the fender. If anything, run 235/35/18's, that's an odd tire size though./

If you want, before you order them, we can slap my rims on your car and see if it works.
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Roll your fenders, you should be fine with 245's. 255's will take a bit of imagination to get working without any rubbing.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:35 AM   #12
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doesnt super m3 run 255's on his e36 m3?? i think he had his rear fenders pulled though. can you run a 245 on a 8" wide rim????
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I'm running 255's on a 8.5" rim, didn't pull my fenders. They're rolled though.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:20 PM   #14
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doesnt super m3 run 255's on his e36 m3?? i think he had his rear fenders pulled though. can you run a 245 on a 8" wide rim????
His fenders were cut and pulled really nicely; definitely not a quick/cheap job.

And yeah, 245's on an 8" rim is possible. Wouldn't handle better than a 235 though.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:46 PM   #15
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thanks guys for the input, i might even run a staggered tire setup 235's front and 245's in back. im gonna need traction so who knows ill see what i can do for trying to fit 255's,but probably not.
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