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      09-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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255/35/R18 x 4?

Hi All,

I just picked up a new to me 2008 135i and have been browsing the forums for a few days now.

I come from a 1994 miata (coilovers, rollbar) on 15x9 225/45/15 RS3's. Same nick on other forums.

The 135i w/ M-sport suspension I just bought by comparison is on factory wheels with new Nexen N1000 225/40/18 all around. Previous owner obviously cheaped out.

The 135i by comparison to my miata is an amazing car in all respects except for handling.

I want to snows on the factory wheels and sell the nexens.

I also want to pick up a set of VMR V710's in hyper silver. (like the look, but need to have proper sizing)

What I don't know is what offset I can run and what maximum wheel width / tire size (remember coming from 9 inch wide wheels on a 130hp car) to maximize mechanical grip, and have NO rubbing with the factory suspension.

Probably go with Hankook RS3's again or something equivalent.

What size and offset I am looking for?

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135i looks like a factory white 135i m-sport with the CF spoiler.

Note: I don't care about 'hella flush' or 'stance' if that matters.

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18x8.5+45ish, or 17x8.5+40ish. Rears should be fine with those and a 255, front will need additional camber, or a bit of luck.
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18x8.5+45ish, or 17x8.5+40ish. Rears should be fine with those and a 255, front will need additional camber, or a bit of luck.
Isn't 8.5 kinda low for 255's?

I see most guys are running dinan plates for more front camber and pulling out a pin. (some on m3 arms.)
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I know Miata guys will run a 225 on an 8.5/9" wheel, but on a lot of other platforms, 255 on an 8.5" wheel is extremely common, see: Most BMW, S2000/Honda race guys, 350Z,etc. TBH, the Miata is the only platform I know of that run such narrow tires on such a wide wheel for performance.
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I dont know if 255/35s will squeeze into the front without significant mods. I'm running 235/40 and 245/35 on et 45s. I've been meaning to check and see if the 245/35s will fit without issues in front. I think the fenders will take it with my camber (-1.5 approx) but don't know if the strut side will take it without rub. It'll be cozy for sure and possibly won't work without more mods (less offset and possible roll on the fender or more camber).
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I dont know if 255/35s will squeeze into the front without significant mods. I'm running 235/40 and 245/35 on et 45s. I've been meaning to check and see if the 245/35s will fit without issues in front. I think the fenders will take it with my camber (-1.5 approx) but don't know if the strut side will take it without rub. It'll be cozy for sure and possibly won't work without more mods (less offset and possible roll on the fender or more camber).
If you could check that would be great, I'm in no rush. I need to order for spring, I'm going to snows soon enough here in the frigid north.
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Isn't 8.5 kinda low for 255's?

I see most guys are running dinan plates for more front camber and pulling out a pin. (some on m3 arms.)
It's on the low end but still perfectly reasonable. That's what comes for the rears in the e9x non-M from factory.
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