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      01-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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1st attempt:

...the rears are a little too stretched for my taste. Please provide your expert comments. Should I go for wider tires? Thanks in advance.

Here are the specs:
Front: 225/35-20, 20x8.5 ET30
Rear: 255/30-20, 20x10 ET40

Only iPhone photos for now until more mods are in place. Cheers













2nd attempt with new tires:

Changed to front 235/35-20 and rear 265/30-20 Pzero's

Some updated images:







Dropped with KW V2:

This needs fine tune and alignment after settled. Unlike the earlier V2's I've seen on this forum, my rears are adjusted to almost the lowest (probably just 5-7mm to go) but the fronts are set at almost the highest. So pretty means I don't have much room for setting the height...



Good news is that my rears doesn't rub.

Image showing the rears when parking on slope:




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      01-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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You should have at least 275s on the rear, that looks terrible. 245s up front too.
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      01-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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I am actually thinking of changing to 235/35 and 265/30 to keep the tire circumferences as close to stock as possible... 265 still too narrow for 10"?
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      01-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I agree, 275s for a 10" wide wheel. To answer your question, yes the rears are way stretched, as is the front with a 8.5" wheel width for the front...go with a 245/30/20 minimum.

Most manufacturers don't recommend a 255 and 10" wide wheel, most limit it to 9.5". You went with 20" wheels which makes it touch to find tires for the sizes you need.

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      01-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Any idea if it will rub with 245/35 and 275/30?
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      01-30-2013, 04:39 AM   #6
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Anyway, fixed with a set of 235/35-20 and 265/30-20. Very close to the fenders in terms of offset. Hopefully no rubbing.

Some updated images:





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Awesome wheels!
Offsets should be fine, it is about the same as most people with 10.5's are running.
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How did you get the blue M caliper covers without the M performance brakes? Mine came stock in simple plain grey!
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Awesome wheels!
Offsets should be fine, it is about the same as most people with 10.5's are running.
Thanks for your compliment and opinion. I was expecting more "concaveness" compare to the front though. The face and lip seems identical for front and rear.

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How did you get the blue M caliper covers without the M performance brakes? Mine came stock in simple plain grey!
That's the factory option M Sport brakes. Here is a thread for more info: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749560
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Thanks for your compliment and opinion. I was expecting more "concaveness" compare to the front though. The face and lip seems identical for front and rear.
I have a set of HRE 9x20 and 10.5x20 (and 11x20) and get mid concave front and rear too. The offsets are too high for bigger differences.
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I think it looks good
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Anyway, fixed with a set of 235/35-20 and 265/30-20. Very close to the fenders in terms of offset.
Yes! That looks WAY better. Probably works better too, which is even more important.
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Anyway, fixed with a set of 235/35-20 and 265/30-20. Very close to the fenders in terms of offset. Hopefully no rubbing.

Some updated images:
Look much better.
Looks like you changed from Conti to Pirelli tires too, any difference in how the car feels with the new tires?
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That looks looks so much better!
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Looks like the new 2pc ADV.1's, very nice! Any plans to lower it?
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      01-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #17
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Look much better.
Looks like you changed from Conti to Pirelli tires too, any difference in how the car feels with the new tires?
Regarding performance between the 2, I have only spent less than 1 day with both of the tires, can't really say anything yet. The Pzeros seems to be a tad more noisy and harsher than the Conti CSC 5P. The Conti also gives little more road feel to the steering. Anyway, I am still happy with my Pzeros, at least they are more comfy than the stock Conti run flats (they are pretty harsh for 18"). I wish I have got the Pilot Super Sport though but my sizes were out of stock locally.

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Looks like the new 2pc ADV.1's, very nice! Any plans to lower it?
Yea, these are the new MV2's. It seems that ADV.1 has improved their qualities (inner barrels are now painted and valve stems are now included although one of them is broken lol!!!). Anyway, I am going to follow your route on getting KW V2 (lowering by 1/2" f/r should be enough). V3 is just too complicated to fiddle with and I have never been able to find the right setting for PSS10.
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Looks amazing, post new sideview pics please now that you changed the tires.
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Very stylish! Have you lowered the car or is it original?
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Looks amazing, post new sideview pics please now that you changed the tires.
Will do over the weekend.

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Very stylish! Have you lowered the car or is it original?
That's the original M Sport suspension.
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Looks ghetto with that stretch.
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