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Old 05-12-2013, 07:10 AM
DarkHorseMBA DarkHorseMBA is offline
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Tire size for e93 Sport

I have a 2011 e93 with sports package. I'm looking to replace the tires soon, got about 5k left on these, with some non-run flats. I'm not changing the wheels, just tires. Going to stick to Summer tires since TX is pretty much rain free these days.

Should I stick with the sizes currently mounted, or are there other options?

Current sizes:
Front tires: 255 40R18 88W
Rear tires: 255 35R18 90W

Also, any summer tire recommendations would be appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance!


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Old 05-12-2013, 07:27 AM
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Just stay with stock or maybe one size wider
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:58 AM
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I'd stay with stock. You'll gain a lot of grip just from going to decent tires. Compared to that, the benefits of a little extra tire width are pretty minimal.

Sometimes cramming a larger tire onto the rim can actually distort the tire, resulting in a smaller contact patch. My instinct is to stay with a stock size.

Frederic

P.S. Double check the front tire width. It should be 225, not 255. Normally I wouldn't nitpick a typo, but if you're using those numbers to order tires online, you want to make sure they're right.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:53 PM
DarkHorseMBA DarkHorseMBA is offline
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Tire size for e93 Sport

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I'd stay with stock. You'll gain a lot of grip just from going to decent tires. Compared to that, the benefits of a little extra tire width are pretty minimal.

Sometimes cramming a larger tire onto the rim can actually distort the tire, resulting in a smaller contact patch. My instinct is to stay with a stock size.

Frederic

P.S. Double check the front tire width. It should be 225, not 255. Normally I wouldn't nitpick a typo, but if you're using those numbers to order tires online, you want to make sure they're right.
You're right they are 225s up front. Thanks
Any tire recommendations, anyone?


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Old 05-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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You're right they are 225s up front. Thanks
Any tire recommendations, anyone?
I like the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I live up the road in Austin, so we're driving on similar pavement.

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