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      02-18-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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Can I squeeze 265 Michelin PSS on the front of my e90?

My new wheels came in (18x9.5 Apex Arc-8's - anthracite) and I saw another thread where someone has been able to squeeze 265 Conti DW's on the front of their ride. Knowing that the Michelin PSS runs wide, is it possible to run a 265 on the front? I am not afraid to roll my fenders if needed but would prefer not to cut.

I have done a ton of searching and haven't been able to find anyone that has done it on a non M.

My front camber is currently at about -2, lowered on BC coilovers.

Any suggestions on how to make this work?

Or should I just go with the PSS in a 255 or 265 in the Conti DW or Bridgestone potenza S04?
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      02-19-2015, 03:54 PM   #2
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That member who had this setup with the Conti's was running a 5mm spacer in the front to clear the strut, I think it'll depend on if you have more or less clearance on the inside with the BCs. he was on the OE sport suspension I believe. You'll probably have less clearance so you might need a bigger spacer, seems like it'll be very tight.
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      02-19-2015, 05:21 PM   #3
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Im lowered and running 235/40 PS2 and having troubles. Really dont think a 265 would work
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      02-19-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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Well I guess my new goal is to get a set of PSS 255's on the front.

Does anyone have a 255 Michelin PSS on a 9.5" wheel that is willing to measure the section width of the tire for me?

Tirerack only has the 255 measured on a 9" wheel which measures 10.2".
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      02-20-2015, 01:19 PM   #5
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U might could fit 245 up front....
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      02-20-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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I'm lowered on 235/40 S04 and rub on medium size bumps. HTF are you gonna run even a 255 up front lowered?
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255 should fit no problem on e90. I had -2.2 degree of camber and around et 30 for offset and 9" for wheel width, while running 255 on my e92. You guys w/ e90 have even more room up front. I believe i have a few mms left for 265 if I really wanted to. However, you are running 9.5" wheel, so clearance might be tighter.
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      02-21-2015, 01:56 AM   #8
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You will most likely need more camber. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...6&postcount=38
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      02-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #9
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Quote:
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You will most likely need more camber. http://<a href="http://www.e90post.c...stcount=38</a>
That whole thread is a nice find, thanks!
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      03-06-2015, 08:02 PM   #10
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255/35/18 PSS on their way from Zach at Discounttiredirect.com. I got an excellent deal from them as they priced matched the lowest I could find them online and discounted a little deeper even. I am so pumped for these to show up and to get them mounted next week, and warmer weather in Pittsburgh, and my m3 rep bumper is getting spayed this weekend so hopefully I can get that mounted soon too.

Pics to come.
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