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      06-03-2011, 11:23 AM   #29
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Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA

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Baby's got a new pair of shoes.

Thanks for the thought guys - I looked at the spacer and IMHO it pushed things out a little too aggressively for my look on the car.

Swapped out 235 for 225's on the front - Four reasons overall

1) 235 on my setup (Perf Suspension, -0.5 camber) either rub or are just too close for comfort.
2) As stated - Spacer would have probably worked - but made front too aggressive (for me)
3) Ride height - the 235's when you do the math raise the front a fraction over the rears (something like a 1/4 inch) - the 225's sit the front down a fraction.
4) Tire guy's recommendation (who is in an AC 5 series) - The 235's are very flat on the ARC's and in his opinion the sidewalls can flex in under cornering - He prefers the 225's with give a slight stretch and hence rounding and better performance under turn in.

All opinions mine and his - Your mileage and setups will probably vary

End result - My setups 225/40/R18 on front, 265/25/R18 on rears on Hyper Black ARC-8's

Ride is superb and for a more or less 'factory fit' this would be my recommendation.

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