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
 


The Tire Rack

   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 > 255/35/18 will fit in the front of 335is?



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
      03-13-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

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.

Last edited by mawzi; 03-13-2019 at 04:48 PM..
Appreciate 0
      03-15-2019, 12:15 AM   #2
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

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).
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 2
mawzi9.00
FCobra942301.00

      03-15-2019, 12:22 AM   #3
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4dr View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      03-15-2019, 03:47 PM   #4
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
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?
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 1
mawzi9.00

      03-15-2019, 03:54 PM   #5
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4dr View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      03-16-2019, 04:29 PM   #6
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
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).
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 0
      03-16-2019, 04:32 PM   #7
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4dr View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      03-18-2019, 08:05 PM   #8
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
There is. Depending on your tires, might have to roll the fenders.
That sounds right. Honestly, 255/265 staggered looks and feels great.
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 11:29 AM   #9
joeinsd
Captain
joeinsd's Avatar
268
Rep
866
Posts

Drives: Stock 2010 e92 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (9)

I'm getting new tires in the next few days. Currently, I'm running the following:

Apex Arc-8
Michelin Pilot Super Sports
18x9 et30, 245/40 5mm spacer to clear Öhlins R&T coilovers)
18x9.5 et35, 265/35
Fenders not rolled.

I'm dropped as far as Öhlins can go, but will probably raise them soon, though. With 245/40 up front, I get no rubbing during normal or spirited driving. There's only ONE hard dip on the freeway that will cause rubbing on the fronts, which I've learned to slow for. Front passenger will rub on full lock (wheel turned left) when backing up due to the oil cooler vent. But like someone mentioned, back off a bit and it won't rub. Do it enough and it'll just shave it down over time.

My new set-up will be 255/35 front and 265/35 (again) rear. I'll grab some pics and report back after I get my new set.
__________________
Appreciate 1
FCobra942301.00

      04-27-2019, 02:23 PM   #10
joeinsd
Captain
joeinsd's Avatar
268
Rep
866
Posts

Drives: Stock 2010 e92 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (9)

Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
Attached Images
    
__________________
Appreciate 1
FCobra942301.00

      04-27-2019, 02:31 PM   #11
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joeinsd View Post
Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
No rubbing when backing up full lock? You have an e92, right?
Appreciate 0
      04-27-2019, 04:58 PM   #12
joeinsd
Captain
joeinsd's Avatar
268
Rep
866
Posts

Drives: Stock 2010 e92 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeinsd View Post
Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
No rubbing when backing up full lock? You have an e92, right?
No rubbing with 255/35. It rubbed with 245/40.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Appreciate 2
mawzi9.00
FCobra942301.00

      05-04-2019, 03:22 PM   #13
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

The rubbing is only on 335is cars because of the vent in the fender liner.
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2019, 04:00 PM   #14
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4dr View Post
The rubbing is only on 335is cars because of the vent in the fender liner.
Personal experience with 255/35/18 in the front?
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2019, 04:34 PM   #15
r4dr
First Lieutenant
120
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: various BMWs
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
Personal experience with 255/35/18 in the front?
I'm literally the first reply in this thread with that exact setup on my '13 335is...
__________________
E92 335is: 6MT | Alpine White / Coral Red
E91 328i: 6MT + RWD | Alpine White / Black
E30 325is: S52 swap | Fully track prepped
Appreciate 2
mawzi9.00
FCobra942301.00

      05-04-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
mawzi
Private First Class
Canada
9
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2012 335is MT
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4dr View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mawzi View Post
Personal experience with 255/35/18 in the front?
I'm literally the first reply in this thread with that exact setup on my '13 335is...
Nevermind. Didn't pay attention that I was chatting with you before.
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 09:07 AM   #17
Volasko
Colonel
Volasko's Avatar
Canada
388
Rep
2,205
Posts

Drives: 2006 E90 330i BSM 6MT ZSP
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeinsd View Post
Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
Just looking at these pics makes me believe you haven't hit a hard enough bump yet. The tire sidewall is farther than the edge of the fender!
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 10:14 AM   #18
FCobra94
Brigadier General
FCobra94's Avatar
2301
Rep
4,477
Posts

Drives: '07 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MD

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Volasko View Post
Just looking at these pics makes me believe you haven't hit a hard enough bump yet. The tire sidewall is farther than the edge of the fender!


Camber specs?
__________________
'07 E90 335i - Automagic - Non-sport
MHD E60|Alpina Flash|Stg 2 LPFP|VRSF 7"FMIC-DP-CP|TIAL BOV|cp-e DCI
Bilstein B6|Dinan Camber Plates|E93 M3 FSB-LCA-Guide Rods|Manzo Toe Arms|HPS 5.0
Sonic Tuning ST100 - 18x8.5 ET35 - Conti DWS 245/40/18 - 10/20 F/R spacers
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2019, 05:30 PM   #19
joeinsd
Captain
joeinsd's Avatar
268
Rep
866
Posts

Drives: Stock 2010 e92 335i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Volasko View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeinsd View Post
Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
Just looking at these pics makes me believe you haven't hit a hard enough bump yet. The tire sidewall is farther than the edge of the fender!
Quote:
Originally Posted by FCobra94 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volasko View Post
Just looking at these pics makes me believe you haven't hit a hard enough bump yet. The tire sidewall is farther than the edge of the fender!


Camber specs?
Stock, no pins pulled or anything. I've hit some pretty ugly dips on the freeway and nothing yet. We have a freeway that goes over an old landfill that sinks and has to be replaced/leveled out every few years. I'm pretty attentive when driving. I don't plan on plowing through any bumps.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2019, 03:29 PM   #20
snedanator
Lieutenant
88
Rep
571
Posts

Drives: e93 335i le mans blue
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Falkirk . Scotland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joeinsd View Post
Photos as promised. There is now less stretch on the tires and the fender gap remains about the same. Look at those treads! Love them..

No rubbing so so far.

Edit: sorry, just realized you asked for IS only.
what are ur wheel specs? 18x9? And what offset? Et30?
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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