Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > M sport package, taller tires, will they fit?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-10-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
tharptroy
Private
0
Rep
58
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

M sport package, taller tires, will they fit?

I have a 2009 e90 sedan with the M sport package, Style 193M wheels.

Fronts have 8.0X18, ET34
Rears have 8.5X18, ET37

I am interested in running a 27" tire to improve ride quality, rim protection, etc.

That would be a 225/50/18 in the front, 255/45/18 in the rear.

Does anyone know if these tires will fit without rubbing?

or should I just try switching to non sport package springs and go with factory sized tires?
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2014, 02:29 AM   #2
MonacoBlueE90
Colonel
MonacoBlueE90's Avatar
Finland
30
Rep
2,403
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E90 Pre-LCI
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharptroy View Post
I have a 2009 e90 sedan with the M sport package, Style 193M wheels.

Fronts have 8.0X18, ET34
Rears have 8.5X18, ET37

I am interested in running a 27" tire to improve ride quality, rim protection, etc.

That would be a 225/50/18 in the front, 255/45/18 in the rear.

Does anyone know if these tires will fit without rubbing?

or should I just try switching to non sport package springs and go with factory sized tires?
I don't think so. Too much rubber. I have seen 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 done without issues. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...72&postcount=1
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
Nitrous Garage
Brigadier General
Nitrous Garage's Avatar
United_States
54
Rep
4,900
Posts

 
Drives: E82 135i / E92 328i / E60 550i
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Pomona, California

iTrader: (0)

Agreed ^^

You are going to have rubbing issues on that setup.
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
tharptroy
Private
0
Rep
58
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for your reply, I may go up just one tire size, then change the springs to the non sport package ones if it continues to be a problem. I do alot of commuting on surface streets and some of them are in bad shape.
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2014, 12:37 PM   #5
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
VMRWheels's Avatar
267
Rep
16,160
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
Way too tall, OP. Just go with a different tire brand/model in the stock specs to help improve your ride quality. If you're running RFTs right now, pretty much any non-RFT is going to be softer.
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Holiday Special! **
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST