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Old 08-26-2019, 04:25 PM
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so whats the better tire configuration.. from the 275/35/19's?

your saying your running 45/19's?
I run 275/35/19s in the back. 245/40/19s in the front. They fit perfect and fill the gap even more.

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Old 08-26-2019, 06:07 PM
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I took a few pictures of the back of my car when I got back to the airport last night. This is what it looks like with 15mm spacers from the rear.


Your right, there is some room to go up to 20mm spacers. I like those tire sizes too, nice and beefy. I think the factory sizes are too low profile. No rim protection
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:11 PM
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I took a few pictures of the back of my car when I got back to the airport last night. This is what it looks like with 15mm spacers from the rear.


What tire sizes are you running front and rear?
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:47 PM
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Did some measurements, I got about 23mm clearance in the rear, and 18mm clearance in the front. 245 front tire 275 rear tire. Iím thinking I can squeeze 15mm in the front and 20mm in the rear?
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:17 PM
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What tire sizes are you running front and rear?
275/30R19 in the rear, 245/35/R19 up front
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My tire specs are the exact same as BickUW89
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:44 AM
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guys.. stock configuration on the style 172 staggered stance is

245/35/19 front
275/30/19 rear

goodie says he went with a little more profile,
bick is saying it looks different with spacers (over all adding 30mm to the rear wheel base width)

so goodie, are you running 275/40's on the rear with or with out spacers?

(*this is something i never really mess wiith)
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:35 PM
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guys.. stock configuration on the style 172 staggered stance is

245/35/19 front
275/30/19 rear

goodie says he went with a little more profile,
bick is saying it looks different with spacers (over all adding 30mm to the rear wheel base width)

so goodie, are you running 275/40's on the rear with or with out spacers?

(*this is something i never really mess wiith)
I have no spacers. My wheels are Style 249 with an original offset of ET12. Tires are 275/35/19.

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Old 08-27-2019, 12:40 PM
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:05 AM
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Oldie: how does the taller profile tire affect the ride? Is it noticeably softer, or lest connected in tight corners?

Seems like you'd lose a fractional amount of cornering agility with the taller tire, although visually it sure fills up the wheel well better than the stock low profile.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:30 PM
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Oldie: how does the taller profile tire affect the ride? Is it noticeably softer, or lest connected in tight corners?



Seems like you'd lose a fractional amount of cornering agility with the taller tire, although visually it sure fills up the wheel well better than the stock low profile.
It's actually a great balance of performance and comfort. I don't track my car and don't need absolutely optimal performance in cornering, yet I feel that with proper tire selection you won't sacrifice any noticeable handling performance loss.

Comfort, on the other hand, is noticeably improved.

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Old 09-01-2019, 06:54 PM
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:13 AM
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Ordered a set of 10mm / 15mm spacers
Take some before and after pics of the front wheels and make sure to post them. I'm curious to see how that looks.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:50 AM
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535xi comes with 17" ET43 wheels. I put on a set of 18" ET32 and they look much nicer. But I have 12mm spacers on the back now, and I like it even more. This pic is just with the ET32s, no spacers.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:16 PM
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Ended up going with 10mm front, 15mm rear. Stock suspension. Factory tire sizes.

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Old 09-09-2019, 06:35 AM
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Nice, thanks for the pics. Front spacers look great. Watch out even more for curbs, though!
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