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      07-09-2019, 11:08 AM   #16
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Drives: '13 E92 M3 - '17 F31 330i
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Originally Posted by Tinsta View Post
Excellent, looks great, but don't the front wheels catch the arch liners? 10.5J et 22 is very aggressive and a 265 on 10.5 is very stretched no?
The manufacturer's recommended rim width range for a 265/35/18 tire is 9" to 10.5". When installing the tire on the widest possible wheel you gain tread width, sidewall support and ultimately squeeze more performance out of the tire. I generally avoid exceeding the manufacturer's recommended rim width as too much of a stretch will detract from performance. In this instance he is getting everything he can out of the 265 by installing them on a 10.5" wheel.

It's hard to capture in pictures but the photo below is the OP's car (I installed his KMP steering wheel over the weekend). In person I thought the 265's looked fantastic on a 10.5" wheel. I was honestly surprised at the results. I'm a huge fan of the 1M with this wheel/tire setup.

RIA on 1M by slicerM, on Flickr
'13 AW E92 M3 - Ohlins TTX, SPL Susp Arms, AP Racing BBK (Essex), Akrapovic GT4, CSF Cooling, VPhreaks Bat, OE M3 GTS - Lip/RSD/Cage, M235ir Wing, Varis Diffuser, Karbonius Airbox, MFactory DS, M24 Door Cards, KMP Wheel, Cobra Seats w/BK Mounts, BBS E88
'17 MR 330i F31 M-Sport Touring - For Lease Assumption - Forged BBS RE - For Sale