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E60 Tire size on the front for 9.5x19" wheel?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by edyu, Nov 15, 2010.

    edyu guest

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    I've found that 245/40 (thus all 245) stretches badly on the 9.5. Somehow 275/35 fits well on the 10.5 rear but front needs something bigger than 245. Checking online tirerack, it shows that 245 should fit on 9.5 but somehow it doesn't. Should I run 275 on the front as well or should I use 255 or 265 instead?

    Thanks
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    granthr

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    What you don't like the stretched look!!! :D


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    edyu guest

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    LOL, that's exactly what tire would look like and what I'm trying to avoid.
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    MGarrison

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    Just be aware of the handling implications if you move towards running the same sizes all 4 corners. It's possible that the car would have less of a understeer bias, and unexpected oversteer can catch you out if you're not practiced with catching skids and skid recovery. If you have an awareness/experience with that, then you might enjoy a more-neutral handling vehicle.

    edyu guest

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    Awareness yes. Experience, no. :)
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    CRKrieger

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    It's an E60, Marshall. All he'll do is wear out brakes faster because the car will be auto-correcting for him a little more often. I know this is hard for an E30 Guy© to grasp ... :rolleyes:
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    MGarrison

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    What, you don't think it's possible to get a new one all outta shape, even with traction controls? :D He might opt to turn 'em off every so often too.....!

    edyu guest

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    Bah, the wheels don't even fit so no point to think about tires. :(

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