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Old 06-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Rubbing of tires

Hi I purchased a BMW 325i 2001, have an issue with rubbing on my rear passenger side. The car is lowered. My current tire configuration is

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 255/35/R18

Without changing shocks, or rolling fenders I am thinking of going with this configuration of tires:

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 235/35/R18

any comments, suggestions?

Thanks,

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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You didn't mention the wheels...

What are the wheel diam's and offsets?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...
Spacers will make the rubbing MUCH worse. Do not do this!
Just get the thinner tires, you should be fine.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...
what? LOL
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #7
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Hi I purchased a BMW 325i 2001, have an issue with rubbing on my rear passenger side. The car is lowered. My current tire configuration is

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 255/35/R18

Without changing shocks, or rolling fenders I am thinking of going with this configuration of tires:

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 235/35/R18

any comments, suggestions?

Thanks,

Cheers
That would be your best bet. I would try to fit anything over 245 on a E46 .. 235 would probably be best.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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+1 I have the same issue... Rubbing on the rear right side
I might get them rolled sometime soon as that is my only option since i have 235's with 10mm spacers in the back
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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The 235/35/18 will be smaller than the 225/40/18 in terms of height. I would suggest you just go with 225/40/18 all the way around.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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just to close the matter, got new vredestein 225/40 and 235/40 tires and the rubbing doesnt occur anymore there is just enough spacing for when the car drops..
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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+1 I have the same issue... Rubbing on the rear right side
Just put one of these on your car and the fat chicks will stop asking for rides..

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
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Can you check and make sure the spring isn't broken on that side?
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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Is it springs or coilovers
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #14
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the spring is chipped on the side now in process of looking for replacements
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