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Default Widest tires that will fit e60 535i factory 18" wheels - 01-25-2016, 10:47 AM

What is the widest tires I can use on my 08 535i sport package with the factory staggered 18" wheels?
I currently have the factory size installed (245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear)
I want to know what are the widest tires I can fit without any rubbing issues. I was thinking 255/40/18 front and 295/35/18 rear or are thsi too wide. Will be getting the tires this coming week and want to know before I order them
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Default 01-25-2016, 06:52 PM

On your stock rims I would say 285/35. At 295 they will be bulging over the rim too much. Suggest you add some 15 or 20mm spacers if you are looking for that wide set look.
There's no issue with rubbing in the rear. It's more a concern of fitting the right size for the rims you have. 285s will give them a puffy look, sort of like tires on steroids. But with 295s the sidewalls will be hanging so far out that you lose stability in cornering. Will also look lame compared to the fronts.


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Default 01-25-2016, 08:30 PM

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On your stock rims I would say 285/35. At 295 they will be bulging over the rim too much. Suggest you add some 15 or 20mm spacers if you are looking for that wide set look.
There's no issue with rubbing in the rear. It's more a concern of fitting the right size for the rims you have. 285s will give them a puffy look, sort of like tires on steroids. But with 295s the sidewalls will be hanging so far out that you lose stability in cornering. Will also look lame compared to the fronts.
Will 255s fit fine up front?
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Default 02-03-2016, 09:29 PM

How wide are the wheels? My 335 has 8" and 8.5" rear for OEM. Once you get that info, you can enter the size into a tire calculator. It will tell you the ideal size, and a couple sizes larger and smaller that will "fit".


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Default 02-10-2016, 08:32 PM

Factory wheels are 18x9 and 18x10.

275/35-18 will fit a 9" wheel
295/35-18 will fit a 10" wheel
This staggered diameter will give an aggressive stance.


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Default 04-19-2016, 01:04 PM

My factory wheels are 8" all the way around with 245/40/18 on them. Does anyone else have an 8" wheel in the back and what size are the running?


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Default 06-23-2017, 08:36 AM

Factory Sport WHeels are 18X8 And 18X9. Optimal size for that size wheel is 245/275, which is what they come with stock. If you want to bring the wheel out closer to the fender you can opt for a 10mm spacer up front and 15mm spacer out back. Burger Motorsports sells kits. Honestly if you go wider on the tires you are wasting money and are going to create squirm as the tires will simply be too large. You're much better off upgrading to an 18X9 front and 18X10 or 10.5 in the rear and then going with a 265/35/18 and 295/35/18 combo. You just need to make sure the offset is correct so it clears everything.

I have an 09 with stock Sport wheels and have the 10mm and 15mm spacer combo with 245/275 Mich PSS. Great tires and the look is more aggressive. Eventually I may widen my stock wheels by an inch. We'll see.

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Default 07-06-2017, 12:03 PM

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Factory wheels are 18x9 and 18x10.

275/35-18 will fit a 9" wheel
295/35-18 will fit a 10" wheel
This staggered diameter will give an aggressive stance.
False on the wheel sizes. Don't think any E6x (or E9x) ever came with 10" wide wheels.
Agree on the recommended wheel widths for 275's and 295's though.

Factory 535i sport wheels (which I also have) are:
18x8 (f)
18x9 (r)
Optimum width is 245 and 275.

Agree with Ocean's and anthracite's comments - don't go wider. It doesn't look right, and actually reduces traction from compressing the tread onto the too-small wheel.
With any tire, remember that if you're going wider, the sidewall aspect ratio needs to go down to retain the same rolling diameter, since it's a % of the tire width.


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