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      03-13-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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255/35/18 will fit in the front of 335is?

This question is only for 335is owners, because of the vents in the front of the wheel wells. I already know they fit on other models.

I'm on Dinan springs, so not lowered that much.

Has anyone tried 255/35/18 in the front? Same logic applies to 255/30/19 and 255/40/17.

Please let me know if you've tried any of these sizes on your 335is, and if you had any problems.

Planning on mounting them on 9" wheels, 30 offset.

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I have 18x9 et30 ARC-8s up front with 255/35/18 Pilot Super Sports. At full lock (I can't remember which way) it rubs on that vent in the wheel well. I just unwind the wheel a quarter turn and it goes away, but it's a pretty stupid problem to have. I'm on the stock M sport suspension.

Problem is 235 is barely an improvement over stock (and kind of a stretch on 9" wheels) and 245 doesn't have the correct diameter no matter what sidewall ratio you go with. So I just roll with it (no pun intended).
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I have 18x9 et30 ARC-8s up front with 255/35/18 Pilot Super Sports. At full lock (I can't remember which way) it rubs on that vent in the wheel well. I just unwind the wheel a quarter turn and it goes away, but it's a pretty stupid problem to have. I'm on the stock M sport suspension.

Problem is 235 is barely an improvement over stock (and kind of a stretch on 9" wheels) and 245 doesn't have the correct diameter no matter what sidewall ratio you go with. So I just roll with it (no pun intended).
I'm assuming your car is 335is? Any rubbing while driving and hard cornering?

I don't mind little rubbing at full lock. Seems like a small problem. I'll be getting Indy 500 which have a curvier sidewall. Hopefully it will help as well.

Also, what's your camber in the front?
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I'm assuming your car is 335is? Any rubbing while driving and hard cornering?

I don't mind little rubbing at full lock. Seems like a small problem. I'll be getting Indy 500 which have a curvier sidewall. Hopefully it will help as well.

Also, what's your camber in the front?
Yes, 2013 335is. No rubbing while driving. My camber up front is whatever the max is without plates or pulling the pins, I can't recall exactly. Something around -1 to -1.5?
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I'm assuming your car is 335is? Any rubbing while driving and hard cornering?

I don't mind little rubbing at full lock. Seems like a small problem. I'll be getting Indy 500 which have a curvier sidewall. Hopefully it will help as well.

Also, what's your camber in the front?
Yes, 2013 335is. No rubbing while driving. My camber up front is whatever the max is without plates or pulling the pins, I can't recall exactly. Something around -1 to -1.5?
Perfect. Thanks man. I think I'll pull the trigger.

What are you running in the back by the way?
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Perfect. Thanks man. I think I'll pull the trigger.

What are you running in the back by the way?
18x9.5 et 35 wrapped in 265/35/18 Super Sports. I'd like to go 275 back there eventually but I didn't for some reason (I think there's rubbing potential? Can't remember).
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Perfect. Thanks man. I think I'll pull the trigger.

What are you running in the back by the way?
18x9.5 et 35 wrapped in 265/35/18 Super Sports. I'd like to go 275 back there eventually but I didn't for some reason (I think there's rubbing potential? Can't remember).
There is. Depending on your tires, might have to roll the fenders.
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There is. Depending on your tires, might have to roll the fenders.
That sounds right. Honestly, 255/265 staggered looks and feels great.
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