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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 10-15-2013, 03:49 PM
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Hi guys

I just had a flat tire and I need to replace it.

I have 265 35 r18 on my back tires, and my replacement tire is a 255 35 r18...
Do you think it will fit on my rim and will it make a difference.

How about security, speedometer, etc.

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Old 10-15-2013, 03:52 PM
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Not much difference between them....you`ll probably be OK, although I would strive to get a matching pair on that axle ASAP....
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Not much difference between them....you`ll probably be OK, although I would strive to get a matching pair on that axle ASAP....
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:01 PM
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The 255 is not as wide as a 265. It will not change your speedometer. You will have less rubber on the road on one side. Will it change the handling? it may depending on how you drive. Will it work? yes Would I do it? definitely not, but that's just me.
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Not to be nitpicky, but the 35 part means that the sidewall is 35% of section width. Since you have a 10mm smaller section width on the new tire, you're looking at a 3.5mm reduction in sidewall. Is this enough to be concerned about? No, but it does mean that your new tire is a slightly smaller total diameter (7mm smaller) than your old one and would affect your speedometer... by about a half a MPH at highway speeds.

Issue? No. Nitpicky? Well, yeah, I guess it kinda was.
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Not to be nitpicky, but the 35 part means that the sidewall is 35% of section width. Since you have a 10mm smaller section width on the new tire, you're looking at a 3.5mm reduction in sidewall. Is this enough to be concerned about? No, but it does mean that your new tire is a slightly smaller total diameter (7mm smaller) than your old one and would affect your speedometer... by about a half a MPH at highway speeds.

Issue? No. Nitpicky? Well, yeah, I guess it kinda was.
Maybe a little....kinda like stretching Pi out to 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 ...
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He`s just trying to be helpful, not to break your balls....take it for what it`s worth....
I get it...i didn't mean to come off as a d*ck::..i really meant it in a joking fashion.thumbup:
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Maybe a little....kinda like stretching Pi out to 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 ...
Well, I only used 3.1415929 when computing the circumference to give an estimate of speedometer disparity
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