doesnt matter, the speed sensor is in the driver rear.I'd stick with 225 up front personally. That maintains the stock/OEM tire diameter.
I think your numbers are off with regards to sidewall ratios.doesnt matter, the speed sensor is in the driver rear.
id rather have the speedo be off a tad and have more neutral handling. :dunno:
im running 245/45 and 255/35 right now, no issues, no rub, and it def rides better than 225/40 too.
i never said they wouldnt be off, i just said im not concerned about it and its not much.I think your numbers are off with regards to sidewall ratios.
There is a 0.24% difference in overall diameter between 225/40 and 255/35. BMW uses that setup on staggered wheels for a reason.
235/40 and 245/35 has a 2.56% difference in overall diameter. The rears are going to read too 2.68% too fast.
i called up this tire place and the guy told me, he said i need 225 because that's whats recommend, he was telling me that's whats on the books. He also tells me that 330 and 325 needs different sizes :facepalm: . Is it true ?then you'll be fine, but id go 245, or 235 up front, and 255s in the back, less stagger, less understeer.
no, theyre the same chassis.i called up this tire place and the guy told me, he said i need 225 because that's whats recommend, he was telling me that's whats on the books. He also tells me that 330 and 325 needs different sizes :facepalm: . Is it true ?
:bow: thank you sinkwad. I really wish these people understood how bmw's work. It's very rare to find a place that knows almost everything about E46 and other bmw's.no, theyre the same chassis.
as koolaid said, its whats recommended, when BMW went to 18s on the ZHP they went that way, but it doesnt mean it wont fit.
ive seen 255/35s on track cars, and after running a taller 245/45 up front im confident i could fit 255/35s up front too.
ive had tire vendors tell me a 10" wide rear wont fit a non M also. so really what do those guys know?
oh just noticed you said you have a 8" front
id try to get 235s for your 8" front. 245 may look a bit fat.
235s should fit the 8" perfectly
Hmm, so I think I'm going front 245 and rear 255, snikwad your a genius if these fit perfectly on the rims I'm getting. Your set looks sweet. 18"s or 19"s?if you want a lil stretch, then go 215, or 225, but with a 255 rear, understand the car will understeer more, you will notice this even on HWY ramps.
Yes your rim is 1/2" narrower, but as you can see, 20mm makes a big difference, this is why i say go 235 or 245s up front because when i did the difference was instant the 1st onramp i his, and i went from kumho 225/225 to michelin, 225/255 to bridgestone 225/255 then to 245.45/255, the 1st three setups felt the same, but the 245 made it neutral again. Plus its a lil more rim protection.
thats a 254/45 on a 8.5" wide rim. your rims are 1/4" smaller, that 245 wont look square, it'll look jumbo jet like. i say go 235s man. if they still have a stretch, then go 245s next time, but id def try 235s 1st so you dont have sidewalls pass the wheel like an offroad tire.Hmm, so I think I'm going front 245 and rear 255, snikwad your a genius if these fit perfectly on the rims I'm getting. Your set looks sweet. 18"s or 19"s?
Also I gotta ask the tire shop people to see if the set 245/255 fits perfect without rubbing or anything. Thnx alot snikwad =D
i got a deal on them, thats how i ended up running staggered, and as a plus the back end fills out better with the wider rubber.Why do people bother buying staggered wheels if they're going to complain about the understeer :facepalm:
There is a lot of bad advice in this thread.