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      01-24-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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255/35/18 Square

Im looking to put the VB3s that are 18x8.5 et 40 on my E90 LCI.

Can 255s fit with this offset? I know i can run 235s but im looking to go 20mm wider in the tires.

Has anyone ran this set up? I know the staggered setup from BMW has 255s in the rear on an 8.5. Im curious if the front will clear. I have the sports package if that means anything for the xdrive.

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they come 255/35/18 on the rear, i dont see why they wouldnt work. this is what i want to do eventually also.
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Im afraid the front will rub the inside and if i use spacers it will rub the fender or poke too much. Just curious if others have ran this setup without issues and what their front et was.
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Bump - I'd like to know the answer to this as well
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You need at least a 10 to 12 mm spacer to fit 255/35/18 on 8.5 ET40.
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I'm on 255/35/18 fronts with an e92, 18"x9" wheel with +32mm offset and -1.1 degrees of camber. Without much camber, it'll depend on your tire choice. Some tires just run really wide.
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I run 255 35 18 on an 18x8.5 35 offset with 10mm spacer. It rubs a bit from time to time with -1.8* of camber. Doesn't rub with -2 or more.
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I'm running the OEM 193M rear wheels in the front of my E92. So the wheel spec is basically 18x8.5 +37mm offset, no spacer, stock sport suspension, 255/35 Yoko AD08 (wider than most other 255/35 tires), no rubbing whatsoever.
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I'm running the OEM 193M rear wheels in the front of my E92. So the wheel spec is basically 18x8.5 +37mm offset, no spacer, stock sport suspension, 255/35 Yoko AD08 (wider than most other 255/35 tires), no rubbing whatsoever.
I ran with the same setup for a while and had no problems.

Now I'm slightly lowered on AST 5200's, running a 9" wide wheel at 32mm offset, and 255/35/18 Hankook Rs3's which tend to run super wide.

-1.1 camber still and absolutely no problems with rubbing.

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^^^ Nice!!! How much room do you have inside (from tire to strut)? I've always wonder if we can get away with 9.5" wide, 275 tires, and at least -2.5 camber.
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bump, just looking to see if i can run a 5mm spacer upfront with 255s FRONT and REAR on 18x8.5in rim on a SEDAN
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no one? really? looking to buy tires and was hoping someone would chime in. not a single e90 on this site running 255s square?
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no one? really? looking to buy tires and was hoping someone would chime in. not a single e90 on this site running 255s square?
I have a pre-LCI and run 255/35 up front with no problems at all.
18x8.5 et33 net. I'm lowered quite a bit on c/o's so we just shaved the adjusting nut and are running stock alignment. I'm running Michelin PSS.
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thank you! any pics you could share?
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+1


Any e90 xi owners on this thread want to chime in?

I am waiting for the new Apex 18's to be announced next week and I am eagerly looking to run square.

but I need to see if a 9.5 et 35 wrapped in a 255/35 or 40 will work on a stock fit.
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