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Old 01-15-2013, 09:20 PM
Roleez Roleez is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 E92 335i M-Sport 6MT
Originally Posted by kck7 View Post
Late to this thread... aren't those upsized from stock 19s? (225 and 255 respectively).

Not much of a tire expert (read not at all).... what does this do to speedo/odo and/or other things?
That tire size at the rear (265/30 vs. 255/30) has a slight increased rear tire diameter and will actually improve speedometer error from the typical BMW +3 mph over actual to about +1 over actual. Stock size with 225/255 setup has a bit more propensity to understeer due to 30mm tread width difference from front to rear. Less understeer is accomplished by closing that 30mm gap to 20mm with a 245/265 setup. Even more neutral handling with a Stage 3 Dinan setup (their rims) with a 265/30 + 275/30 setup, with spot-on accurate speedometer.

Oh, and the obvious when going with wider tread: more grip!
2011 BMW E92 335i 6MT (Space Gray/Coral):
Premium / M-Sport / CA / PDC / Navi / Rear Shade / Rear Fogs / HK Logic7 / InvisiGuard Film / Dinan Exhaust & Pedals

2006 BMW E90 330i 6MT (Sparkling Graphite/Terra): retired
2008 BMW E60 Dinan M5 SMG (Indianapolis Red/Black): retired
2006 BMW E60 Dinan 550i 6MT (Titanium Grey/Auburn): retired
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