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I have 19x9.5 ET33 CSL rear wheels. What is a tire size that will not rub. I am thinking 245/30/19. Let me know what your guys think.

Also, will a 245/35 tire work for the front with a 19x8.5 ET35 wheel without rubbing?
 

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I was running 235/30 19 on the front with no worries...spot no tire size for that width.

I'm not sure on the rear, rubbing wise, but I ran 265/35 19 on that wheel and it fits perfect (aka no stretched look).
 

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I was running 235/30 19 on the front with no worries...spot no tire size for that width.

I'm not sure on the rear, rubbing wise, but I ran 265/35 19 on that wheel and it fits perfect (aka no stretched look).
a 265/35 is ideal for the size of the wheel. Did you not have any rubbing issues on yours?
 

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I got et 35 9.5 rims on the back with 255 30 19 and i am going to rub, im dropped with eibachs. I will suggest running 235 35s in the rear if your dropped. 225 35 in the front.
 

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I have 19x9.5 ET33 CSL rear wheels. What is a tire size that will not rub. I am thinking 245/30/19. Let me know what your guys think.

Also, will a 245/35 tire work for the front with a 19x8.5 ET35 wheel without rubbing?
We generally recommend a 265/30/19 with our 19x9.5 ET45s for non-Ms, but in your case you may need to do fender work if you run that size. Having a 255/30/19 will add a bit more clearance, but probably will still require more fender work. Unfortunately a 245/30/19 is somewhat hard to find, and a 245/35/19 is slightly too tall for the car.

Were you looking to leave the fenders untouched?
 

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We generally recommend a 265/30/19 with our 19x9.5 ET45s for non-Ms, but in your case you may need to do fender work if you run that size. Having a 255/30/19 will add a bit more clearance, but probably will still require more fender work. Unfortunately a 245/30/19 is somewhat hard to find, and a 245/35/19 is slightly too tall for the car.

Were you looking to leave the fenders untouched?
I do not want to touch the fenders if I don't have to. Will the 245/35 be to tall? I already have toyo tires in that size and they generally have a low sidewall.
 

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Also for the fronts I had 245/35 tires and they barely rubbed. Only touched the front fender when i turn the wheel all the way possible to the side. Barely touched. Thinking about moving those tires to the back and getting either 225/35 or 235/35 for the fronts. What do you recommend?
 

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My car is lowered on Eibach sportlines. I had 265/30/19 with ET33 in the rear. They're was little rub even with rolled fenders. I'd would go with a 255/30/19 rear and 235/35/19 front
 

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I do not want to touch the fenders if I don't have to. Will the 245/35 be to tall? I already have toyo tires in that size and they generally have a low sidewall.
Also for the fronts I had 245/35 tires and they barely rubbed. Only touched the front fender when i turn the wheel all the way possible to the side. Barely touched. Thinking about moving those tires to the back and getting either 225/35 or 235/35 for the fronts. What do you recommend?
A lot of people run a 245/35/19 on E46Fanatics because it's a pretty easily obtainable tire size, however it does sit a bit too tall for the car. Generally you can go up or down in sizing as long as it is within 3% of the OE rolling diameter. Those are about 3.42% or so larger than the OE diameter, so it is slightly too tall, which is why we generally do not recommend that sizing.

In any case I'd say a 255/30/19 would be most ideal with some fender work.
 

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A lot of people run a 245/35/19 on E46Fanatics because it's a pretty easily obtainable tire size, however it does sit a bit too tall for the car. Generally you can go up or down in sizing as long as it is within 3% of the OE rolling diameter. Those are about 3.42% or so larger than the OE diameter, so it is slightly too tall, which is why we generally do not recommend that sizing.

In any case I'd say a 255/30/19 would be most ideal with some fender work.
So if I roll my fenders, and put the 255/30 on, I would have no rubbing? And how about the 265/30? Would I only need rolled fenders?
 
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