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Old 02-06-2008, 10:08 PM
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225/40-18 FR and 255/35-18 R on Stock Rim

Quick question,

fronts: 225/40-18
rear: 255/35-18

will this work with the 18" stock wheel?

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as far as I've read here the widest you can go is 245.
for example a very common set up is 245/40R18

hope that helps
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That is almost a 3% difference in rolling circumference...not sure if the ABS will like that. The 255's will fit on the rim OK...but why bother..go with the same front and back so you can rotate the tires.

If you truly want a staggered setup...you need staggered rims as well to pull it off with the right look
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Reducing height on raear compared to front is not good.
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Originally Posted by first-rotary04 View Post
as far as I've read here the widest you can go is 245.
for example a very common set up is 245/40R18

hope that helps
That would be a good set up on all four wheels instead of going stagered.
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Originally Posted by echelon View Post
Quick question,

fronts: 225/40-18
rear: 255/35-18

will this work with the 18" stock wheel?

THanks
that's a horrible setup on stock wheels

you want staggered tire setup, get staggered wheels with it too
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Concur.

Go with 245/40's all around or opt for staggered rims (but keep the treadwall height consistent).

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Reducing height on rear compared to front is not good.
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those are bmw spec on the 335i, understeer city!! and plus as everyone else has said the ABS will not like it and the DSC if equipped.
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if you wanna go stragger, you can either do 225/45/18 front 245/40/18 rear or 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear
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Originally Posted by dannobre View Post
That is almost a 3% difference in rolling circumference...not sure if the ABS will like that. The 255's will fit on the rim OK...but why bother..go with the same front and back so you can rotate the tires.

If you truly want a staggered setup...you need staggered rims as well to pull it off with the right look
Howdy. Thread dig how did you work this out ? Should be the same
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Seems a lot of misinformation here. 225/40/18 is near identical to 255/35/18 with diameter and sidewall heights
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