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      03-21-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me if this is a good tire fitment for a E93?
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the tire set up is 245/35-19 and 275/30-19 Kumho SPT, 19x8 5-120 35mm offset and 19x9.5 5-120 45mm offset
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Can someone tell me if this is a good tire fitment for a E93?
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the tire set up is 245/35-19 and 275/30-19 Kumho SPT, 19x8 5-120 35mm offset and 19x9.5 5-120 45mm offset
It's a safe fitment. It will fit but it won't be flush. I would go with 265/30/19 on 19x9.5. 235/35/19 for 19x8.5. I would also do more research on Kumho tires because I heard that they run 'big'...example: 255 is more like 265 for other tires. I would also use a 10 or 15mm spacers in the rear for a more aggressive look.
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It's a safe fitment. It will fit but it won't be flush. I would go with 265/30/19 on 19x9.5. 235/35/19 for 19x8.5. I would also do more research on Kumho tires because I heard that they run 'big'...example: 255 is more like 265 for other tires. I would also use a 10 or 15mm spacers in the rear for a more aggressive look.
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Im not sure why you feel compelled to get such wide tires. There is a common misconception that WIDER is better. Its not, unless you like understeer. You may see some 275s in the rear for 335's but thats just because most of them have traction problems.

a more reasonable setup would be 235/35/19 265/30/19.
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Im not sure why you feel compelled to get such wide tires. There is a common misconception that WIDER is better. Its not, unless you like understeer. You may see some 275s in the rear for 335's but thats just because most of them have traction problems.

a more reasonable setup would be 235/35/19 265/30/19.
Yeah, I wouldn't use 275s unless the width of the wheel is 10 inches at least.

IMO 30 or 35 is the perfect offset for the rear. A compromise of flush but with no need to roll fenders.

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Im not sure why you feel compelled to get such wide tires. There is a common misconception that WIDER is better. Its not, unless you like understeer. You may see some 275s in the rear for 335's but thats just because most of them have traction problems.

a more reasonable setup would be 235/35/19 265/30/19.
Why would a 275 rear tire cause more understeer?
Especially if you are pairing it with a 245 front?
Its a proportional increase from stock?
Now I could see this being the case if you went with a 235F and 275R.
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