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bmwm3coupe
04-08-2003, 11:42 AM
I just ordered a new set of SO3's in the wider sizes (245/40 and 275/35) for my stock 18" wheels. I will consider a second set of wires/wheels if I continue doing auto-x events later this year, but since I needed to order something for the rears NOW!, I decided to get better tires on all 4 corners instead of just the rear Conti's.

Now, some of the feedback I got earlier pointed out to perhaps getting some camber(?) adjusted to get better wear on the tires. I also need higher tire presure to get less roll-over on the outer edges, but I probably still need "some" adjustment. Here is my prior post with the tire pictures:
<a href="http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e46m3/forum.php?postid=2986842&page=3">Photos of Rear/Front tire wear</a>

So:
1) Can the stock suspension allow for enough adjustments? If so, what are the recommended settings?
2) If I need more adjustment, what aftermarket suspension parts do I need (front and/or rear) to get better wear? (remember I am on a budget here - no full suspension mods)

Thanks in advance!

<br>William
Richardson, Texas
2002 M3 Coupe - Alpine White/Black Leather/SMG

F1player48
04-08-2003, 12:48 PM
the same

bmwm3coupe
04-08-2003, 02:20 PM
245/40-18 front ($200 each)
275/35-18 rear ($248 each)

and they had them in stock at their warehouse in Shreveport :-)

<br>William
Richardson, Texas
2002 M3 Coupe - Alpine White/Black Leather/SMG

StMedina
04-08-2003, 03:48 PM
with stock height...this is easy to do...If you can...keep that tire handy...show it to the alignment guy...and ask if he can dial a little more real camber in.....in order to even out tire wear...

I'm running -1.3 on the rear....even tire wear..on lowered car...

Just have him look at what you're current rear setting is...and adjust accordingly...<br><font color=maroon><font size=1><font>
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corpuschristitexas

bmwm3coupe
04-08-2003, 04:42 PM
<br>William
Richardson, Texas
2002 M3 Coupe - Alpine White/Black Leather/SMG


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