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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:29 PM
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I'm running 255 and have never had a problem!
Im considering doing the 255 over the 245. But im running 235/30/22 right now, and the metal thing under the shock is close to the top of the tire. Right now my overall diameter of the tire im running is 27.6, the 255 will be 27.9. Im not sure if ill be ok without rubbing. The offset of the rims also plays a role in this issue. Ill just have to figure this out on my own

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:19 PM
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If you guys are rubbing on the bottom spring perch then you probably need a spacer. The important measurement between the different tire sizes is the radius. A 1" increase in radius = 1" closer to the spring perch.

Stock 245/40R19 = 13.35"
235/30R22 = 13.77" (+3.05%)
245/30R22 = 13.89" (+3.86%)
255/30R22 = 14.01" (+4.68%)
295/25R22 = 13.90" (+3.93%)

I went out to measure and found my OEM 19" stock ellipsoids have about 1" clearance between the top of the tire and the bottom of the perch. Increase in radius for stock vs 255/30R22 is 0.66" so in theory there should be plenty of room.

The spring perch is slanted though, so the closer to the strut you go the less clearance there is. If you are rubbing due to high offset wheels a spacer will give you more clearance to the strut and the bottom of the spring perch.

On a side note, I included the diameter % increase in brackets. Even if the 255/30R22 fit they are 4.68% larger than stock which is far beyond the recommended 3% max increase in diameter.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:17 PM
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I have deep well 21" strut rims and it rubbed a hole in my windshield washer resevior. Depth mtters
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:04 PM
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Hi Guys,

So I decided on the 22's and could not be any happier, attached are some quick pics and let me know what u you all think.

I also had my lights tinted and the grill has been customized - black with just the front in chrome.

Let me know.....
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:13 PM
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The car is looking great. Love the concave on those rear wheel spokes. Tinted lights and grill are a nice custom touch.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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That is an unusual and interesting wheel design. Your car likely sits about 1/2 inch higher than before so you may want to consider a slight drop.
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Jitoo....did you get your tint done at a regular window tinting place or somewhere different?
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Just got some new 22"s. Just sharing...

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:41 PM
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Jitoo....did you get your tint done at a regular window tinting place or somewhere different?
It is a spay on and not a window tint. Nit sure what the guy used because I bought tint spray from the auto shop and it did not look anything like what he did
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 AM
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They look great ( pics of 22" Giovanni's )

22' wheels look great, had them on my 650 for awhile, but opted for 20' M6 wheels. Personally I think they do not ride well. I have posted a pic. with 22" giovanni's that were on the vehicle.

By the way, for anyone who might be looking for an immaculate 650i I am selling mine. Loaded with all options and only 17,300 miles. I will be selling with the factory run flat tires ( shown in pic. ). The car is very reasonably priced as I am relocating. Anyone interested please pm me. A blessed holiday to all my friends on bimmerfest.
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I have a 6 series with 22 inch staggered offsets and I was wondering how could stop the rubbing on the back when i hit deep bumps or if someone is in my back seat???
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