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      02-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #23
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What suspension are you running? I just ordered a set of KW V2's for my 07 E92. I'd like to have the same specs and stance similar to yours but probably not as aggressive, maybe x8.5 or x9 fronts and x10 rears. With those tires stretched and offset, did you have to do any fender work (Im guessing yes)? Thanks.

I lowered the coilovers until there was no tire gap. I do have fender work, rolled and shaved, and a bit flared.

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Thanks a bunch for the quick response. So if i bought the 19x8.5 ET-35 in the front, and 19x9.5 ET-33 in the rear... Im good to go?
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Thanks a bunch for the quick response. So if i bought the 19x8.5 ET-35 in the front, and 19x9.5 ET-33 in the rear... Im good to go?
Yes, You will be good with those sizes and not have to worry about doing any fender work! You can even get by with 275 30 19 tires for rears, may camber a bit to prevent any rubbing.
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Out of curiosity, why get such wide wheels when running such narrow tires? Seems to defeat the purpose of running wider wheels and just adds unnecessary weight (wider wheels = ability to correctly run wider tires). If the cars can't run a wide tire (285+), then I'd imagine that you'd want to run a narrower wheel (9.5").

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19x10.5, 245/35/19 - a 285+/30/19 tire would fit this wheel much better
19x9.5, 225/35/19 - a 265+/30/19 tire would fit this wheel much better
It is the trend. There is no advantage or reason, just popular. I think it has a name... but I forget. But yeah, people want to stretch the skinniest tire they can fit on a wide rim so it kinda tucks under the wheel well flare yet the wheel itself kinda sticks out of the side of the car.

A more "square" setup or even a slight "bulge" is actually better for performance. Most people don't race their car, it is a show.

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