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| Originally posted by dy540i@Jan 22 2005, 03:54 AM |
To set the record straight, 9.5 x 19 rear wheels with 275/30 on a E39 with OEM sport suspension WILL RUB! I found out the hard way. I just got my new 19" wheels and tires today. Unfortunately, the rears RUB! Now what do I do?
Here's what I had installed:
Front: 8.5x19 (15 offset), 245/35 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE FIT GREAT!
Rear: 9.5x19 (20 offset), 275/30 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE RUB when accelerating rapidly, turning sharply, or passing over a dip in the road.
So, what should I do? Will fender rolling alone solve the problem or will I have to replace the wheel liners with M5 lines -- I'd hate to have to go this route.
Or, should I replace the rear tires with 265/30's, which should shave about .5" off the width and about 1/8" off the sidewall height?
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| At times it is worth it to stick to the recommended wheels and tires; they are listed in the manual and engraved on a plate when you open the driver side door. Leaning from my own mistakes the 19" is an overkill and I was compromising between forms and functions. A trade off if you wish. Good luck |
| Originally posted by FaKe_M5@Jan 24 2005, 08:47 AM |
Its pretty easy to roll the quarter panel, so try that for now
9.5x19 with 270/30 rear tires... phew!!!! SWEEET!! Post some pics if possible!
| Originally posted by sp0rky@Jan 24 2005, 03:30 PM |
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