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      03-22-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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I am going to order a set of 19" CH and need advice on tires

I have a E92 335i and I am going to order 19" CH, so should I get all 4 in 8.5" + 10mm spacer or stragger setup? If stragger, should I go for 225/35/19 + 255/30/19 or 235/35/19 + 265/30/19? The car is only for daily driven and will drive by my wife with kids, so safe over look(but look still very important! otherwise won't go for 19" CH).
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I have a E92 335i and I am going to order 19" CH, so should I get all 4 in 8.5" + 10mm spacer or stragger setup? If stragger, should I go for 225/35/19 + 255/30/19 or 235/35/19 + 265/30/19? The car is only for daily driven and will drive by my wife with kids, so safe over look(but look still very important! otherwise won't go for 19" CH).
You have a RWD car so definitely run stagger. 19x8.5 in front and 19x9.5 and rear. Get the 'non M3' fitment...I think it's 35 offset in the front and 40 in the rear.

235/35/19 for the front wheels, 265/30/19 for the rear wheels.

If you want a more aggressive flush fitment for the rear, run a 5 or 10mm spacer. Good luck.
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I have the 19X8.5 inch BBS CH wheels with 245/35 19's
Goodyear Eagle f-1 assymetrics at all four corners. The handling improved greatly over the stock setup.
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I have the 19X8.5 inch BBS CH wheels with 245/35 19's
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You have the xi in which it makes perfect sense to run non stagger, just like FWD cars.
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You have a RWD car so definitely run stagger. 19x8.5 in front and 19x9.5 and rear. Get the 'non M3' fitment...I think it's 35 offset in the front and 40 in the rear.

235/35/19 for the front wheels, 265/30/19 for the rear wheels.

If you want a more aggressive flush fitment for the rear, run a 5 or 10mm spacer. Good luck.
Should I use 275/30/19 in rear instead? since 275/30 will match the 235/35 in overall diameter and also a bit more tire to protect the rim. However, some of my friends told me that he got a lot more understeer after went from 255 to 265 on the rear from his E46 330Ci.
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Should I use 275/30/19 in rear instead? since 275/30 will match the 235/35 in overall diameter and also a bit more tire to protect the rim. However, some of my friends told me that he got a lot more understeer after went from 255 to 265 on the rear from his E46 330Ci.
I've never had the 255 or 275 so I can't tell you for sure. The specs I gave you is what 95% of the members with 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 wheels run.
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