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      12-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Urgent advise needed! - Will the rims/tire combinations fit in the M-sport?

Saw many people fit the M5 replicas rims to the F30 and look great. Today I visit a shop and the only size i can get for the rear wheels is:

rims: 9.5" / 19 / ET34
tire: Goodyear F1 265/35 or 265/30 or 255/35 or 255/30
drop: none (adaptive M suspension)

I want to use 265/35 as the height is the closest to stock and so the speed reading is correct.

Will the tire rubs? (sorry for bad english...)
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      12-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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Saw many people fit the M5 replicas rims to the F30 and look great. Today I visit a shop and the only size i can get for the rear wheels is:

rims: 9.5" / 19 / ET34
tire: Goodyear F1 265/35 or 265/30 or 255/35 or 255/30
drop: none (adaptive M suspension)

I want to use 265/35 as the height is the closest to stock and so the speed reading is correct.

Will the tire rubs? (sorry for bad english...)
255/35 safest...
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      12-29-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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drop: none (adaptive M suspension)


Definitely not rub
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      12-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks rxander. Your reply is promising and i will order tomorrow.
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      12-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Thanks rxander. Your reply is promising and i will order tomorrow.
You can also safely drop 30mm in the rear which is what H&R Sport spring does.
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      12-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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255 are u kidding? u need at least a 265.. I have 275 on my 19x9.5. It wont rub.. relax.
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      12-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #7
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Thanks all! That's very promising answers. I have ordered the M5 rims today.

It worries me because the offset is ET34, which is the smallest compare to other OEMS.
By calculations, it's 26mm more for the outside.

I don't plan to drop the car with new springs at this moment because of the road condition in HK and my driving style...
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      12-30-2012, 12:51 AM   #8
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No rub for sure, my setup is more aggressive with no rub. You will be fine
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      12-30-2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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Thanks nano10. All good to go then!
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      12-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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just receive the call from dealer that Goodyear F1 don't have the 265/35/R19 combinations.

What should I choose? 255/35/R19 or 265/30/R19?
If i use 255/35/R19 for the 9.5" rims, will the shape of the side wall differs a lot with the front wheel?
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      12-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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http://tyrestretch.com/

This site might have the wheel and tire combinations you're looking for so you can see how the sidewalls will look.
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      12-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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No rub for sure, my setup is more aggressive with no rub. You will be fine
Are you sure, ET34 is aggressive on the F30.
What setup do you have?
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      12-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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19x9.5 et32 wrapped with PSS which are thick tires 265/30/19. No rubbing issues at all on stock sport suspension.
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      12-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #14
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Nana10, You have the speed reading reduced by 5%, right?
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      12-31-2012, 09:05 PM   #15
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Nana10, You have the speed reading reduced by 5%, right?
I am not sure
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      01-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #16
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Anyway, i choose the 255/35/R19. hope it match the look with the 245 front.
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      01-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #17
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Got the M5 replicas installed today.

The rear tires seems moved out too much. Almost by an inch.
Don't know what to do. It's a bit odd when look from front or rear side.
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      01-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #18
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That looks pretty aggressive. Assuming you went with 255s then that sticks out a bit too far my liking.

Car looks great though, love the white m sport!
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I have 265/30/19 tires on 19x9.5 38 offset in the rear and it's close.

I think what you have looks fine.
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      01-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #20
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Maybe I will get use to it very soon. Overall it still look great!
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looks a little like a low rider with it sticking out that much in the rear...but I like the side profile!
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better photos took yesterday.
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