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      03-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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time for new shoes

Time for new rubber on my '08 E93 335i

I will be buying Michelin Super Sport however I need guidance for fitment.

I would like to go with 265/35/18 for the rear my question is more for the fronts. What do I run up there with the size I want on the rear?

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235/40/18
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235/40/18
That's what I was thinking.

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BTW nice choice with the michelin pss's !!! Those are my next tires for sure this spring.
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Replaced my run flats with PSS and so glad I did.
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235/40R18 is a very common size to use up front among the forum members.

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+1 for a 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 stagger. What are your wheel specs?
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+1 for a 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 stagger. What are your wheel specs?
I'm running a stock 18" OEM stagger wheel.

8Jx18 ET34 front
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A 265/35/18 is technically too wide for an 8.5" wheel. If you're running OEM wheels, just stick with OEM tire sizing.
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Time for new rubber on my '08 E93 335i

I will be buying Michelin Super Sport however I need guidance for fitment.

I would like to go with 265/35/18 for the rear my question is more for the fronts. What do I run up there with the size I want on the rear?

Thanks!
Stay with OEM spec sizes. I am running the following:

Front: 18x8.5 ET29 Style 219M wheels, 225/40/18 Michelin Pilot SS
Rear: 18x9.5 ET23 Style 219M wheels, 255/35/18 Michelin Pilot SS



Here are two views. The first is with 235/40F, 265/35R Hankooks
The second is with 225/40F, 255/35R Michelin

Bottom line: stay with OEM specs for your Michelins. They are naturally meatier and would look fine, plus, they are less expensive!

Hankooks:



Michelins:

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Bottom line: stay with OEM specs for your Michelins. They are naturally meatier and would look fine, plus, they are less expensive!
Thanks for your input!
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