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      09-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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VMR V710 19x9.5 ET45 275/30/19 fitment photos - LCI E90

Took these atfer the test firment today - they are now at the paint shop getting painted to match my fronts..

The tires are Michelin Pilot Spot A/S Plus. 275/30/19

I do not think this fitment looks tucked. It appears that it would take a couple mm of spacer - maybe 4mm but thats not much and I want to allow for loading. I may measure the gap after I get them back, but I cannot see the need for spacers here.

There is no rubbing that I could detect during my test drive... Heavy loading may prove different but I doubt it.

Either way here is the picture proof, for a ET45 offset, on an LCI E90 running 275 width tires..

And tucked it is most certainly not.
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      09-09-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Looks tucked in the rear.
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      09-09-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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I think it looks good. The 275 fits nicely.
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      09-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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Looks tucked in the rear.
really.... would you care to explain your definintion of tucked? lol....

I prefer not to rub my tires off the rims..
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      09-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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Looks much better than I tought. Do you have some more at-a-distance pictures ? From these one can't really make up his mind...
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      09-09-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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Wow, rear looks great to me, nicely done!
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Theyre at the paint shop. these are all I have until they come back - will post more then,
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I think it looks good. The 275 fits nicely.
I agree. I think they are perfect with the wide 275's... I hope you really like it Mark!

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really.... would you care to explain your definintion of tucked? lol....

I prefer not to rub my tires off the rims..
Was sort of cracking a joke since you were so emphatic that "tucked it is most certainly not". I think you could get away with a bit more aggressive fitment if you aren't lowered. I'm running 9.5 et 31 w/275/30/19 tires on a pre-lci E90 w/factory sport suspension and I'm not close to rubbing. I understand the lci model has a bit wider track though. I don't know if "tucked" is totally accurate but they look like they sit in about 1.5" from the lip of your fender.
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from the inner lip? no not even close... Maybe 1/4" if that.

A tire can't sit out any further than the inside of the fender lip. Otherwise it will rub.
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Can you post a side pict of the whole car??
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looking good
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Can you post a side pict of the whole car??
When I get the rear wheels back from the paint shop, yes.
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Looks fine, not too tucked, and those Michelins are really wide.
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Looks fine, not too tucked, and those Michelins are really wide.
They actually are very wide, for a 275. The secion width was the widest when I compared them to many other 275/30/19 tires. by as much as 1/4" over some popular brands.
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Nicely done!!! By the looks of pic # 2 and 6, it looks like the ET45 is the perfect starting point to approach the 245/275 size combination for LCI's.
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Nicely done!!! By the looks of pic # 2 and 6, it looks like the ET45 is the perfect starting point to approach the 245/275 size combination for LCI's.
I would agree-too bad I found this out the hard way. I never realized how hard it would be to sell two et33 19x9.5 rears... Guess people are too lazy to buy their own fronts and save like 400 bucks in the process.


Either way - those saying that the ET45 fitment is incorrect or too conservative, are in my opinion wrong. If you are running a 255 yes.. a 265 - it depends.... Maybe...

But frankly the tire selections in 255 and 265 fitments SUCK. 275/30/19 is where its at, just look at tire rack. And the price, well its often cheaper, becasue the 265 is considered an odd size in a way. And why would you NOT want more rubber on the road?

Et45, 275/30/19 in the rear for E90 LCI. Its my reccomendation, and here is the picture proof.
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What is the offset diff for pre vs post lci? I'm running 275 on the rear of my pre lci E90 with a 9.5" et 31 and no where near rubbing.
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officaly 16mm wider in the rear - 8 per side...

But these michelins on the et33 wheels rubbed on my 2006. the michelins are WIDE
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What is the offset diff for pre vs post lci? I'm running 275 on the rear of my pre lci E90 with a 9.5" et 31 and no where near rubbing.
This really depends on the tire manufacture you are using, your vehicles alignment, and height as well. The Michelin A/S's Mark is running are quite wide.

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I was running rays itc et 42 in the rear w/ 275/30/19 dunlop direzzas w/ no issues on my wifes lci...I even thought of putting a 5mm spacer
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I was running rays itc et 42 in the rear w/ 275/30/19 dunlop direzzas w/ no issues on my wifes lci...I even thought of putting a 5mm spacer
A lot of useful info in here... Since the these clearances are quite tight, it would be good to know the tire manufacturer and model as well for future reference.

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