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Does anyone know if it's possible to fit 295's on the standard M5 rear wheel? I managed to get a set of 255's on my 97 M3 Evo and they looked great, just wondering if anyone has tried. Would like to have bigger meats than my friends S55 AMG!

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Not on the stock wheel no, but you can upgrade the wheels and go larger even up into 315 range.
 

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Thanks for your reply, looking at the wheel, I reckon a 285 will go on at a push.
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Jayson said:
Not on the stock wheel no, but you can upgrade the wheels and go larger even up into 315 range.
 

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You could do it but I woun't spec for a 285 is 10" wide wheel. Bmw did a good job maxing out the tire size for the wheels.
 

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i ran 285s in the rear with Dinan 9 1/2 wheels and the fender lip rolled -- if you hit the right kind of dip when loaded the tires would rub the inner fender liner -- don't think 295s will work
 

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Jayson said:
You could do it but I woun't spec for a 285 is 10" wide wheel. Bmw did a good job maxing out the tire size for the wheels.
Jason, you're quite the optomist! I always thought of it the opposite - BMW put the absolute cheapest (narrowest) wheel on the car that it could get away with :3:

But either way you look at it, the tires are maxed out for the rim size, at least according to Michelin specs.
 

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Jason, you're quite the optomist! I always thought of it the opposite - BMW put the absolute cheapest (narrowest) wheel on the car that it could get away with :3:

But either way you look at it, the tires are maxed out for the rim size, at least according to Michelin specs.

Thats acually what I ment, for the wheel size choosen they maxed out the tire size. I would have prefered a 255 and 295 setup, but really the 245 and 275 is good enough. Think of ferrari, they ain't cheap, but they only run a 225 and 285 on the current 430 and 215 and 275 on the 360, the idea being that gives the better steering.
 

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Jayson said:
Thats acually what I ment, for the wheel size choosen they maxed out the tire size. I would have prefered a 255 and 295 setup, but really the 245 and 275 is good enough. Think of ferrari, they ain't cheap, but they only run a 225 and 285 on the current 430 and 215 and 275 on the 360, the idea being that gives the better steering.
Correct.

Skinner tires = less tramlining = better steering feel.

Also, skinner wheels and tires = less unsprung weight = FASTER, LIGHTER CAR! :)

Just look at the Japanese cars. Look at the NSX... it ran 16" wheels and 17" in back for a while with a width of something in the low 200's. Proof that you don't need 345/25-19's to handle very, very well.

-Matthew
 

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How do wider tires look on our rear wheels? Does the sidewall of the tire go out a lot? I hate that look.
 

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I have 285's on 10" wide wheels on mine and although my fenders were rolled, I did experience some rubbing especially when cornering hard. I had to get my fenders rolled again, so I strongly suggest that you don't go larger than 285 if you don't have to. 295 would REALLY be pushing it.
 

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295 width you would run on 10.5-11, unnecessary on a 9.5 or 10 width. Even if you made them fit who will actually notice?

Unless you need some personal satisfaction to do this, waste of extra money and worry of rubbing issues IMO.
 
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