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      05-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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e90 LCI M-sport running 275 tires?

I have a 2009 e90 LCI with M-sport package and sport suspension.

I have a set of VMR 710s with the following sizes

19 x 8.5 ET 35 in the front
19 x 9.5 ET 33 in the rear

I am thinking of running a 275/30/19 in the rear, is this too aggressive for stock suspension without a fender roll? Should I stick with a 265/30/19 to avoid any potential issues with rubbing?

Sorry if this has been answered previously I have done an exhaustive search and not found the answer to this specific question

Thanks in advance for any and all help
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      05-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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You will be fine with a 275/30 on stock suspension.

No problem at all dude
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      05-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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You will be fine with a 275/30 on stock suspension.

No problem at all dude
Thanks so much for the prompt reply - really appreciated
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You will be fine with a 275/30 on stock suspension.

No problem at all dude
Thanks so much for the prompt reply - really appreciated
No worries enjoy
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      05-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Project 335i - It seems like you know a thing or two about aggressive stance

Do you think that 19 x 10 ET35 would fit on this same car without rubbing issues ?
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I'm running 275/30 on an a 10" Morr VS 8.2 in the rear with no rubbing what so ever. I am lowered on eibachs too. I'm in a 2010 m sport x drive sedan.
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I'm running 275/30 on an a 10" Morr VS 8.2 in the rear with no rubbing what so ever. I am lowered on eibachs too. I'm in a 2010 m sport x drive sedan.
What offset is your 10"?
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I'm running 275/30 on an a 10" Morr VS 8.2 in the rear with no rubbing what so ever. I am lowered on eibachs too. I'm in a 2010 m sport x drive sedan.
Good to know - Thanks
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      05-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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I'd recommend 265/30/19 instead of the 275. Those offsets are already pushed out further than what we recommend on the E90 LCI.
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I run a 275/30/19x10 +38 on my m-sport LCI, and i'm lowered on KW coilovers. I wound up getting the fenders rolled because with passengers in the rear I was bottoming out a little. Then again you can't even fit a finger between my tire and rear fender...lol
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I'd recommend 265/30/19 instead of the 275. Those offsets are already pushed out further than what we recommend on the E90 LCI.
In Follow-up to my original question - in case anyone is searching this specific topic:

VMR is correct on this one (not surprisingly)

I have a 2009 LCI M-sport on stock sport suspension with no lowering.

I just attempted to have Falken 453 tires 275/30/19 installed on the VMR 710 rims (19 x 9.5 ET 33) in the rear.

Looked amazing, but barely drove off the lot and noted rubbing under load and cornering with only myself and the 2nd set of tires/rims in the car.

Will have to go with 265/30/19 and hope that works

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Some 265s may work. I don't know how those Falkens fit compared to other tires in that size though.
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Some 265s may work. I don't know how those Falkens fit compared to other tires in that size though.
Thanks for the reply. I will keep my fingers crossed
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VMR only recommend very weak set ups because its safe for them. The always recommend 8.5 front 9.5-10 rear MAX!! And of coarse 235/35 and 265/30. Trust me people you can do alot better then what VMR recommends
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VMR only recommend very weak set ups because its safe for them. The always recommend 8.5 front 9.5-10 rear MAX!! And of coarse 235/35 and 265/30. Trust me people you can do alot better then what VMR recommends
Well I just tried and I can't
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VMR only recommend very weak set ups because its safe for them. The always recommend 8.5 front 9.5-10 rear MAX!! And of coarse 235/35 and 265/30. Trust me people you can do alot better then what VMR recommends
Well I just tried and I can't
So you tried a 275 on stick suspension and you couldn't make it work. Seriously man?
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My friend used Kumho 265/30/19 with VMR 19x9.5 ET33 V718 and found it rubs. Its normal for 275 to rub on the back of a LCI sedan. People really need to check their facts before giving advice here.
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My e92 335 with 275/35 on an 18" wheel. Lowered on H&R sports with a et22 offset on the rear. I rub like crazy if there's weight in the car.



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Pic of tire post rubbing?
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Pic of tire post rubbing?
I'm too embarrassed by the ridiculous rubbing to post it, but I'll oblige since I've been drinking...

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I rolled my fenders tonight and still had a little rubbing. Keep in mind my wheels have a 22 offset and I'm lowered. If you're at a 33 with stock suspension you'll be fine.
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silversnl, the OP has an LCI, so his hubs will stick out ~8mm, therefore he will have only ~3mm extra clearance. So he will need to roll unless he increases his offset. What tires are you running?
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