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      05-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #1
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Help with Tire size

Hello all,

First, I'd like to let you know I don't know much about cars and specs, other than the very basics. So please excuse my newb status.

I am on my 2nd set of Beyern Mesh 20" rims and now going to my 3rd set. My first set is damaged, and I can't seem to keep my tires inflated on my 2nd set because of the crappy roads in RI.

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I am done with 20's, the road in Rhode Island is too crappy and my rims are cracking like nuts in December. I've spent way too much money to keep 20's in my car, no more. I've decided to slim to 19's now and want more meat on my tires but want to stick with Beyern Mesh because I love these rims too much.

Tire size I had on my 20" rims, front and rear both 8.5 width

Front - 245/30/20 (Hankooks)
Rear - 255/30/20 (Nankang, these are very low quality tires, never buy them)

My 19's will be this, 8.5 front and 9.5 rear width.

Front - 245/35/19
Rear - 275/35/19

Will this work? I want the widest and thickest without rubbing or issues. I'd like to order them today or tomorrow as I can't stand my stock wheels right now, took my 20's out already. Also any pictures of your car etc will be very helpful.

Btw, can someone explain to me what offsets are? and teach me how to measure mine? I have no idea what this is.

THANK YOU in advance.

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Depending on if you are purchasing the correct offset, 245/275 can work.

With those tire sizes you'll want to look at 8.5" +35-40 front and a 9.5" +33 rear. Offsets in conjunction with wheel width will determine where the wheel will be sitting on your vehicles hub. The lower the ET (offset) the closer to the fender it will sit.

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Depending on if you are purchasing the correct offset, 245/275 can work.

With those tire sizes you'll want to look at 8.5" +35-40 front and a 9.5" +33 rear. Offsets in conjunction with wheel width will determine where the wheel will be sitting on your vehicles hub. The lower the ET (offset) the closer to the fender it will sit.

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thank you.

These are the offset for my wheels I'm purchasing.

19x8.5" +40 Offset Front

19x9.5" +15 Offset Rear

I've seen 255/35/19 front and 275/35/19 rear on stocked BMW rims, you think it's crazy for me to think it'll work out for me? or should I stick with 245/35/19
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OK I think I know what wheel offsets are now. I never knew it mattered and I never knew the manufacturer of my wheels sell the same type wheels with different offsets.

I want 19" Rims, Beyern Mesh. I want to put 245/35/19 front and 275/35/19 back.

Front 8.5
Rear 9.5

http://www.beyernwheels.com/BMW_whee...n_typemesh.php

In the link above, under 19", what are your best suggestions for fitment?
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+15 on the rear?!! Don't believe that'll work too well.
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+15 on the rear?!! Don't believe that'll work too well.
yeah, i don't know what I'm getting right now. I want to get the one that will fit but have no idea. looks like I'm assed out and will have to do the trial and error method.
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You need 275/30/19, not 275/35/19.
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Thank you for your responses all.

I had someone helped me with this and they recommended

+30 front offset
+30 rear offset

245/35/19 front tires
275/30/19 rear tires

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