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Tires

Discussion in 'E46 M3 (2001-2006)' started by chanrattie, Oct 3, 2012.

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    chanrattie

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    Hello all - I am the owner of an E46 M3 with standard 19 inch wheels/tires. I am looking to upgrade tires and have found a couple of non-BMW CCA forums that mention I can increase to 245/275 from the standard 225/255's? Is this true and has anyone had any rubbing/DSC issues? Thanks for your help - Chris
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Oh hell yes.

    two30grain guest

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    come now satch, does that mean "oh hell yes" do it, or "oh hell yes" there are issues?!?! :p
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    When in doubt, call the Tire Rack. Or check the website for the Church of Dinan, where you'll find out what Stevie D stuffs under an M3. . . or any other model, for that matter. If I remember correctly, he want all the way to 265s ON THE FRONT---maybe 285s in back?---but that took a certain amount of sacrificial plastic. The E46 should take as much or more tire than the Z4 M roadster, and Dinan's recommended sizes for the Z4 are
    275/30-19 rear,
    245/35-19 front.
    Those are the ones I have written down.

    Does that help?
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    chanrattie

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    Apreciate the help. With the wider tires, I'm guessing no spacers would be needed or possible to have the tires closer to the edge of the fender?

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