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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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225/35/19 Front and Rear.

^^^^ not really sure what the 225 and 35 mean but all I know is everyone seems to think its a completely odd tire.... Heres a pic below
Very nice! I do want something a little wider than that I think.
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Very nice! I do want something a little wider than that I think.
What you have to consider is not just how everything fits at static ride height (i.e., parked on level ground), but what happens as you`re driving the car in the real world, with bumps, potholes, railroad tracks, passengers in the car, etc. As the suspension components go through their range of motion, the angle of some of those components changes as well. Then there`s a little-discussed issue, to wit: all tires of the same designated size, *are not the same physical size*....some are quite a bit larger (overall) than others. All of the above (and more) affect wheel clearance.
When choosing a new wheel & tire combo, it`s always best to err on the slightly conservative size....wheels that rub are truly Teh Suck....
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those tires look risky.
I have a ton of rubber on these tires.

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Bulldinky....you can still see the logo on the center rib....

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These tires have a "replacement indicator." When only the words "REPLACE TIRE" are visible on that center rib, it's time to replace the tire.

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Very nice! I do want something a little wider than that I think.
But... why? I'm not understanding your goal of having wide tires. Appearance? Handling?

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 PM
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I have a ton of rubber on these tires.



These tires have a "replacement indicator." When only the words "REPLACE TIRE" are visible on that center rib, it's time to replace the tire.



But... why? I'm not understanding your goal of having wide tires. Appearance? Handling?

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Bulldinky....you can still see the logo on the center rib....

To paraphrase Brother Smolck:
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My eyes deceived me:-/. At a second glance that look fine lol.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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It's for the looks of it. I'm not a racer, no track stuff. I just drive it. Plain and simple.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:44 PM
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It's for the looks of it. I'm not a racer, no track stuff. I just drive it. Plain and simple.
Go too wide and you'll have to roll your fenders. And if you can afford the cost of wide tires, go for it. I personally like the staggered look myself.

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I do like the staggered look as well. I guess I just need to find the right wheel and size. I've never test fitted anything.
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I do like the staggered look as well. I guess I just need to find the right wheel and size. I've never test fitted anything.
Don't worry that's what this forum is here for. You'll learn more than you ever even imagined about your car here lol. I know I did back in the day when I first got mine
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You're going to dent your friggin hood.
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That could never happen on my hood. It'll crack or something. Masi hood would be fine though.
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No dents. We're good
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That could never happen on my hood. It'll crack or something. Masi hood would be fine though.
I would love to see Mal posing on his hood

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Bahahah... That's gross.
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Bahahah... That's gross.
You'd probably like it.
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Things sure have changed here on Walton's mountain.
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