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    255/35-18

    Anyone use an 18x8.5 in wheel along with a 255/35.18 tire in the front of a 2008 335i coupe without any sort of rubbing issues? Thank you very much for your time and any input would be appreciated.

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    they will rub a little when you fully turn (mine did)




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    With the correct offset and some negative camber it should work. I have 19x9 +30 , 255.30.19 Micheline PSS tires and they rub a tiny bit over big bumps. I had to run -2.5* camber in the front to get that combo to fit.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    With the correct offset and some negative camber it should work. I have 19x9 +30 , 255.30.19 Micheline PSS tires and they rub a tiny bit over big bumps. I had to run -2.5* camber in the front to get that combo to fit.
    Do I have the ability to adjust camber with stock suspension components?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
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    they will rub a little when you fully turn (mine did)
    was it like when you had to cut the wheel all the way to the lock to get out of a tight parking spot deal or even when you were driving? I guess what I am asking is, was it something you could live with? I just hate to waste these tires. Despite being brand new, I dont think I'll get much life out of them anyway. Thanks a lot for your help!

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    N54 255/35-18 tire question

    I was hoping to get some model specific owner's eyes on this question.
    Anyone use an 18x8.5 in wheel along with a 255/35.18 tire in the front of a 2008 335i coupe without any sort of rubbing issues? Thank you very much for your time and any input would be appreciated. Others have experienced what is seemingly minimal rubbing. How bad have you experienced? For example, you lock your steering wheel to get out of tight parking spot, or, is it much more severe than that. Thanks a lot. I sincerely appreciate all your assistance and input.

    Forgot to mention: 2008 335i Coupe 6 spd

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
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    Do I have the ability to adjust camber with stock suspension components?
    If you pull the camber plate pins you can get about -1* of camber. What offset are your front wheels?
    2007 BMW 335i 6MT / Alpine Weiss

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    Apex EC-7
    Apex told me the front 18x8.5 ET 35 would work best for me since I wanted to remain with an 18 inch wheel.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
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    I was hoping to get some model specific owner's eyes on this question.
    Anyone use an 18x8.5 in wheel along with a 255/35.18 tire in the front of a 2008 335i coupe without any sort of rubbing issues? Thank you very much for your time and any input would be appreciated. Others have experienced what is seemingly minimal rubbing. How bad have you experienced? For example, you lock your steering wheel to get out of tight parking spot, or, is it much more severe than that. Thanks a lot. I sincerely appreciate all your assistance and input.

    Forgot to mention: 2008 335i Coupe 6 spd
    I run a 245/35/19 on Morr Vs8. I have no rubbing except I can hear the tire contacting the innerplastic when turning only in reverse. I suspect you MAY be able to get a 255 in there with little rubbing, but absolutely rub free I am doubtful.

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    Oh btw you need a 9" wide wheel minimum for 255 most certainly. 9.5 would be sharper response.

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    3rd wheel/tire post moved out of the N54 section today... sigh.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    3rd wheel/tire post moved out of the N54 section today... sigh.
    You dont get any replies if you post outside of N54 section... Need more traffic in wheels & tires.
    2007 BMW 335i 6MT / Alpine Weiss

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    You dont get any replies if you post outside of N54 section... Need more traffic in wheels & tires.
    As mentioned, I didnt mean to just put posts anywhere and everywhere. Just was hoping some model specific owners would be able to enlighten me a lil...didnt mean to clog up any boards. sorry if i posted wrong. thanks for the input though. looks like ill certainly get some rubbing...i think ill do it just to get me through winter since as said, they are brand new! hate to be wasteful.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
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    i think ill do it just to get me through winter
    I don't know man.
    If they don't fit they don't fit.
    You can not drive around with a 10mm too wide tire just to get you through winter.
    They will most likely be cut when you drive through a pothole, or they will bend your fender the wrong way. You don't want either.
    Maybe you can still use them as a rear tire? Put them on E-bay?
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    i ran 255/35/18s all around and currently have 265 40 18s in the rear. I will move to a 265 35 18 in the front come spring and have had 0 rubbing issues and expect to have none in the spring. May vary tire to tire though. I have an e90 NON-SPORT and am NOT lowered.

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    also should note that i ran them on 8.5s and run my 265s on 8.5s no issues.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    You dont get any replies if you post outside of N54 section... Need more traffic in wheels & tires.
    Not true that you get no replies as the other forums certainly aren't empty and secondly to get more traffic there would be with more activity like the appropriate threads being that section. So they go in that section, tired of repeating myself.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Daily Three Click here to enlarge
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    also should note that i ran them on 8.5s and run my 265s on 8.5s no issues.
    This is definitely incorrect fitment and is ill-advised. You won't gain anything but reduced steering response at this width. A 245 is already on the wide side for an 8.5in wide rim.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
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    This is definitely incorrect fitment and is ill-advised. You won't gain anything but reduced steering response at this width. A 245 is already on the wide side for an 8.5in wide rim.
    Why are you commenting regarding incorrect fitment and this being ill-advised. OP asked if the tire would fit without rubbing issues and I shared my experience.

    Secondly this is definitely NOT an incorrect tire fitment. It is not the "recommended" tire size, but that does not make it ill-advised for my use. Most of my driving is straight line unfortunately and I have set up my car accordingly. The 255s barely bulged if at all and honestly looked pretty flush. Both the 255s and 265s have been wearing EVENLY. Any reduction in steerring response has been negligable and if it has been soo detrimental then all the M3 driver's I've been playing with in the twisties are the absolute worst enthusiast drivers on the planet. Now if I came in here talking about stretching to the max with crazy camber because I'm cool like that then yeah definitely ill-advised..

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    OP yes you can do it, it is not advised and you will catch the plastic when backing up..

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