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      01-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #7
Just one more taste...

Drives: 2010 135i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Shirley, MA

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Originally Posted by pwn View Post

Just want to put this out there. VMR recommends a 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear on an 8.5" front wheel and a 9.5" rear wheel. This does not fit, they leak and are way too small. This is what I said, but they insisted it would work. We even tried the same size tire, different brand/models to make sure mine weren't defective.

Now I'm out over 1,000$ worth of tires because the original set I bought according to what they recommended and I can't return them. (Super sports)

I'm switching to 235 and 265 respectively.

When you say "leak" what exactly do you mean? There is absolutely no reason 255/35/18 would be stretched to the point of leaking or risk of the tire bead unseating. 255 is actually the proper size for a 9.5" wide wheel. 265/275 is on the wide side and usually ends up looking extra meaty.

I think youre doing something wrong here and youre jumping to conclusions without giving real, substantial information aside from "the correct size tire for the wheel doesnt fit and it leaks. fuck them"

Originally Posted by JDelphiki View Post
Thanks for the warning, I'm doing a similar setup with the enkei raijin wheels;

Fronts: 18x8.5 +38 (225/40/18 Michelin PSS)
Rears: 18x9.5 +35 (255/35/18 Michelin PSS)

I'm actually grabbing this slightly used set from someone who sold their 1er, so I don't think the enkei wheels have the same fitment issue.

My main concern was whether or not the rears would actually fit on my stock suspension without rolling the fenders.

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9.5 ET35 is going to be an interesting fit with 255/35 MPSS. You will definitely rub in the rears unless you can dial in a bunch of camber.