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      09-17-2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Anyone tried 255 tires in front?

Just wondering if anyone has mounted 255's in front.
I know 245's fit... so maybe 255's would too.

(( I ask because there is a deal ($) on 4 255's. ))

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not sure but i KNOW 265 will rub... stupid tire shop put one of my rear staggered wheels in front when i got my 19's installed.


maybe you can still buy um and just sell 2 as rears?
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i'm wondering the same thing, where talking about the stock sport package 18 inch rims right
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i'm wondering the same thing, where talking about the stock sport package 18 inch rims right
More or less.

Or V3's set at default height.

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255 tires

I'm running Bridgestone Pole Positions on my 2012 335i Xdrive all the way around and they fit just fine!
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I'm running 255/18 Kumho Ecsta on all 4 corners on 4 OEM rear wheels. The fronts are close but don't touch.

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Anyone lowered run 255? I have 275 out back on my 19s and they rub, have to get my fenders rolled soon!
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I'm running 255/18 Kumho Ecsta on all 4 corners on 4 OEM rear wheels. The fronts are close but don't touch.

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How do they look? Do you run a spacer in the front? I've thought about going square with 8.5" 162s, and running spacers on the rear only if it looked right.
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255 on stock definitely fit
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I'm running 255/18 Kumho Ecsta on all 4 corners on 4 OEM rear wheels. The fronts are close but don't touch.

2008 335xi Sport

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How do they look? Do you run a spacer in the front? I've thought about going square with 8.5" 162s, and running spacers on the rear only if it looked right.
The front looks better then the rear because it comes closer to the outer fender. I'm running without spacers but I may try a 5mm. The rear needs a bit more to get the wheel to fill the wheels well.

I've always run a square setup with 255 F/R. Did it on my E46 330 for 5 years. I like the look, the ability to rotate, and the handling change.

I just mounted my rears up front to check fitment before I ordered rims and tires.

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      10-30-2013, 05:16 AM   #11
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Pics? I might go with this on stock 189's if I can find a rear pair cheap.
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if lowered, they need some camber - and it depends on the actual section width of the tire as that varies from brand to brand.

but they *can* fit. no guarantees without testing though.
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255 will fit up front depending on wheel offset. Too low and you'll rub on the fender and too high and you'll rub on the strut. assuming you are running an 8.5 or 9 with anything close to the stock offset or 10-15mm lower, you should have no problems. I am going to be running a square setup this spring of 18x8.5 313 18" wheels with 255/35/18 PSS with a 10-12mm spacer. based on my calculations it will work with plenty of room and i am lowered on kw v3.

I hope you're putting these on an 8.5+ wheel up front. 255 is too wide for an 8" stock wheel.
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Front rubbing depends on camber. I run 265/35/18 at all 4 with Yoko AD08s and track it extensively with no rub. 2.8d camber affords me no rubbing whatsoever up front. I get some rubbing with >200 lbs in back seat (so I can't put the in-laws back there when I track), though I think it would go away with a fender roll.

http://www.apexraceparts.com/EC-7-18...e-2_p_159.html
Wheels specs: 18x9" ET31, 5x120mm, 72.6mm cb

Tire spec:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....D08R&tab=Sizes

Hoosier in 255 is same width as AD08s in 265 so that is as wide as you can go with the purple crack (I love the purple crack):
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R8R6&tab=Sizes

Here's a recent pic with the 265 AD08s being "driven" by an unknown man on a dynamoter during an emissions test we all have to suffer on the Colorado front range.
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Front rubbing depends on camber. I run 265/35/18 at all 4 with Yoko AD08s and track it extensively with no rub. 2.8d camber affords me no rubbing whatsoever up front. I get some rubbing with >200 lbs in back seat (so I can't put the in-laws back there when I track), though I think it would go away with a fender roll.

http://www.apexraceparts.com/EC-7-18...e-2_p_159.html
Wheels specs: 18x9" ET31, 5x120mm, 72.6mm cb

Tire spec:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....D08R&tab=Sizes

Hoosier in 255 is same width as AD08s in 265 so that is as wide as you can go with the purple crack (I love the purple crack):
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R8R6&tab=Sizes

Here's a recent pic with the 265 AD08s being "driven" by an unknown man on a dynamoter during an emissions test we all have to suffer on the Colorado front range.
Cool. I looked at your garage pics, what are the sizes on the tires in the pics on the street. Those look like OEM 19's? Also what is the front camber in those pics. That stance looks fantastic.

Any issues with excessive wear @ -2.8? How about harshness on the street with the Vorschlags?
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Cool. I looked at your garage pics, what are the sizes on the tires in the pics on the street. Those look like OEM 19's? Also what is the front camber in those pics. That stance looks fantastic.
Thanks! Yea, those are a set of 19" BMW style 230s (offered as OEM at one point) that I bought used. (Also bought the brakes used.) You know the only thing going for those wheels though are looks, they are heavy and don't ride nearly as nice as 18s. I have to be careful driving around the street with those. Pic was taken with -2.8d up front, -2d back.



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Any issues with excessive wear @ -2.8? How about harshness on the street with the Vorschlags?
AJ, "excessive" and "acceptable" are subjective I guess. I have 1/8 toe in, maybe even a little less, so I believe I get acceptable wear. I have more wear on the outside shoulder from, um, turning "spiritidly" and I can also rotate all four. So I even drive winter at -2.8d. I only drive maybe 500 miles all winter, so that probably has an affect on "acceptable". Vorshlags do make some noise and add some discomfort. My car sounds like a truck from inside too because I removed the head cover and the "tray" (for heat evacuation and because I got lazy - I change my brake fluid a lot). As long as it's acceptable to my wife, it's acceptable to me.
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Thanks! Yea, those are a set of 19" BMW style 230s (offered as OEM at one point) that I bought used. (Also bought the brakes used.) You know the only thing going for those wheels though are looks, they are heavy and don't ride nearly as nice as 18s. I have to be careful driving around the street with those. Pic was taken with -2.8d up front, -2d back.

AJ, "excessive" and "acceptable" are subjective I guess. I have 1/8 toe in, maybe even a little less, so I believe I get acceptable wear. I have more wear on the outside shoulder from, um, turning "spiritidly" and I can also rotate all four. So I even drive winter at -2.8d. I only drive maybe 500 miles all winter, so that probably has an affect on "acceptable". Vorshlags do make some noise and add some discomfort. My car sounds like a truck from inside too because I removed the head cover and the "tray" (for heat evacuation and because I got lazy - I change my brake fluid a lot). As long as it's acceptable to my wife, it's acceptable to me.
Thanks for the comments and quick reply. Really like the looks of that, same color as my car though I have black interior. I live in Pagosa Springs on a dirt road, even the paved roads out here are terrible. I would need back surgery with your set up in a week.

I wish I lived near a track like you guys do but I would not like the front range craziness.

What kind of brakes are those anyway, at first glance I thought you just painted the calipers.
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I bought these very ones. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618154 They took care of my "smelting" problem. If I ever go to Monarch/CB to ski/bike etc, I may look you up. You can drive the car. (Just not on your WWI driveway.)
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I bought these very ones. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618154 They took care of my "smelting" problem. If I ever go to Monarch/CB to ski/bike etc, I may look you up. You can drive the car. (Just not on your WWI driveway.)
Definitely do that, I'd love to drive your car. Probably make me get an MT. I am closer to Wolf Creek though, Monarch and CB are quite a drive away from Pagosa esp in winter.
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Definitely do that, I'd love to drive your car. Probably make me get an MT. I am closer to Wolf Creek though, Monarch and CB are quite a drive away from Pagosa esp in winter.
Ooops, I just noticed you are in Pagosa, I thought you were in Salida. I hear Wolf Creek gets snow every once in a while (tongue in cheek), I am attracted to that like a moth to a light. I did go to this this year: http://drive4corners.com/index.php/about-the-meet/. Pretty cool, I got to drive the Orange 2000 touring... I swapped cars with that owner with the drive up to Wolf Creek. http://drive4corners.com/index.php/2...ent-in-review/ My first Bimmer was a 2002. I don't know if I can make next year, kiddo on the way.
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