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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Jul-21-2009, 02:48:36 AM   #1
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I have OEM 19 and stock suspension. Would these tire sizes work fine or they will rub or not safe to drive on? I'm thinking best of both world (bling with the 19 and extra cushion in case I run over pot holes). I don't ever track or autox, so absolute performance is not a concern.

* Front: 245/45ZR19
* Rear: 275/40ZR19
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275/30 and 245/35 and I know you will not rub but not sure about the bigger profile
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nobody tried this yet?

The stock size is 225/40/19 and 255/35/19. Would these work instead 245/40/19 and 275/35/19?
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I got 245/40/19 front & 275/35/19 rear and they work fine. I know discount tires wouldn't let me put 45/19 front nor 275/40/19 in the rear since they will rub. If you do try, you will definitely rub if you hit a bump.


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nobody tried this yet?

The stock size is 225/40/19 and 255/35/19. Would these work instead 245/40/19 and 275/35/19?
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I got 245/40/19 front & 275/35/19 rear and they work fine. I know discount tires wouldn't let me put 45/19 front nor 275/40/19 in the rear since they will rub. If you do try, you will definitely rub if you hit a bump.
Great to know. I will definitely go with 245/40/19 front & 275/35/19 on my next set.

What brand of tires did you go with?
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I got 245/40/19 front & 275/35/19 rear and they work fine. I know discount tires wouldn't let me put 45/19 front nor 275/40/19 in the rear since they will rub. If you do try, you will definitely rub if you hit a bump.
Are you lowered? I assume if you are lowered you would rub like crazy.
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I got 245/40/19 front & 275/35/19 rear and they work fine. I know discount tires wouldn't let me put 45/19 front nor 275/40/19 in the rear since they will rub. If you do try, you will definitely rub if you hit a bump.
does your traction control light go off when you turn hard and stuff?

I just had 275/35/19s thrown on back, and up front i have the oem tires which i can't remember what size they are ... but now my traction control light is acting up.
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If you get new tires... should you change all 4 tires? or can you just change the back set or front set?

My back tires are worn, but the front ones look good. Thinking of just getting tires for the back only.
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If you get new tires... should you change all 4 tires? or can you just change the back set or front set?

My back tires are worn, but the front ones look good. Thinking of just getting tires for the back only.
yeah it is fine to get back only
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I put 245/40/19 in the rear and 225/40/19 in the front. Car seems to run strong - feels a bit slower but no rubbing or anything.

Is the rear setup OK or should I not do that?!
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