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OK THIS IS THE DEAL. SINCE I HEARD YOUR ACCELERATION SUCKS AFTER SWITHCING TO 18. IM THINKING OF BUYIND A SET OF WHEELS 17 IN. WHAT IS THE WIDEST YOU CAN GO IN THE REAR. MY PLAN IS TO GET 17X8 F AND 17X9.5 REAR SO I CAN USE 225 F, 255 R. IM PLANING TO USE TEIN FLEX WITH THE EDFC. AND DROP IT ABOUT 1 OR 1.5. WILL MY TIRE WEAR. CAN I CORRECT TIRE WEAR WITH THIS DROP? I REALLY WANT MY WHEELS TO BE AS WIDE AS THE CURRENT BMW M3. WILL IT RUB WITH THIS DROP?

WHAT IS THE HADLEING/RIDE QUALITY DIFFERECE BASE ON HANDLING BETWEEN STOCK AND THIS MOD?

WHATDIFFERENT WILL IT MAKE BETWEEN 225/45 FR. 255/45 REAR AND 225/45 FR. 255/40 REAR.
WHAT WILL U RECOM. IN 17S

DO I HAVE THE CORRECT WHEEL WIDTH FOR TIRE?
 

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MannyBlaze said:
OK THIS IS THE DEAL. SINCE I HEARD YOUR ACCELERATION SUCKS AFTER SWITHCING TO 18. IM THINKING OF BUYIND A SET OF WHEELS 17 IN. WHAT IS THE WIDEST YOU CAN GO IN THE REAR. MY PLAN IS TO GET 17X8 F AND 17X9.5 REAR SO I CAN USE 225 F, 255 R. IM PLANING TO USE TEIN FLEX WITH THE EDFC. AND DROP IT ABOUT 1 OR 1.5. WILL MY TIRE WEAR. CAN I CORRECT TIRE WEAR WITH THIS DROP? I REALLY WANT MY WHEELS TO BE AS WIDE AS THE CURRENT BMW M3. WILL IT RUB WITH THIS DROP?

WHAT IS THE HADLEING/RIDE QUALITY DIFFERECE BASE ON HANDLING BETWEEN STOCK AND THIS MOD?

WHATDIFFERENT WILL IT MAKE BETWEEN 225/45 FR. 255/45 REAR AND 225/45 FR. 255/40 REAR.
WHAT WILL U RECOM. IN 17S

DO I HAVE THE CORRECT WHEEL WIDTH FOR TIRE?
9.5" with a +55 offset seems to be the magic number for widest rear rims with the least amount of fender work. You should be fine with a 1-1.5" drop, just get an alignment. They should be able to adjust the camber close to the stock settings. If you do decide to get those sizes, the front tires can be 215/45 R17 or 225/45 R17. For the rear, you probably want to use 255/40 R17. 255/45 is a tad too big, you'll probably need to shave or roll your rear fenders to fit 255s as well.
 

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hate to tell you this but a 255/40/17 is actually hair bigger then a 255/35/18 in diameter so you will still lose some performance. Your best bet to keep it close to stock would be to put 215/45/17 in the front and 245/40/17 in the rear. It's 0.1' bigger in diameter but that should be no biggie.
 

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i do not want to shave fenders.no fender work what so ever. i dont want rubing. should i just do 245 in the rear then. what performance gain do i get from 45 in fr. and 40 in rear 4 the tire than 45 all the way. . do i get better acceration and performance going wider than stock or do i loose. what do u guys think? or should i go for less width.
 

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I had to roll my fenders with the 255s and I was told by the dealer that 245s would fit with no rolling but it's all in the offsets. Get a +55 in the rear and you should be good to go with no mods to the fenders. As far as acceleration is concerned since the 245/40/17 is close to stock diameter you should not notice any differences. there is no performance gain in going 45 up front and 40 in rear, you just need to do that to keep the same overall diameter since the widths are different. The wider tires in the back gives you more traction in the rear, so the car will tend to understeer even more, but if you got a big sub box in the back like me then it will help to balance out the car better since with all the weight in the back it would oversteer.

Go staggered, it looks fricken mean.
 
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