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10-25-2003, 07:47 PM
Hey, has anyone noticed that the cab has less space between the tire and fender lip than the coupe? I meaured my '01 cab vs. an '03 coupe and the cab has about 1.5 fingers between the tire and fender and the coupe has about 3.5 fingers spacing. Does anyone have an explanation for this?

I just ordered Yoko AVS 100 275/35/18 for the rear and I am worried they might rub. Anyone tried these tires on the stock 18 inch rims? I think the front size 245/40/18 should be alright. Any help would be appreciated

10-25-2003, 07:48 PM
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10-25-2003, 08:01 PM
BMW uses different springs in 3ers based on what option each car has.

It would be surprising if the springs were the same coupe vs cab for the M3<br>

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10-25-2003, 08:16 PM
245/35 front and 275/30 rear to get a bit more space if you are worried. Dunno if yoko offers that size.<br><img src= height=98 width=152>

10-25-2003, 08:56 PM
Anyone tried the 275/35/18 rear with stock rims on a cab? If so, any problems with rubbing. I think the fronts 245/40/18 should be Ok. Would appreciate some feedback from cab owners, I am picking up the tires on Monday and if I mount them and they rub, I am stuck with them.

By the way, I do not see why everyone likes the S03s. I have those tires on my car right now, and after 11K miles, my car sounds like a freight train. the noise is so loud that I thought the front bearings went out. I hate those tires.

10-25-2003, 09:11 PM
the 255/40 by an inch. Makes the speedo read fast. Use this
<a href="">tire size calculator</a> to help you figure it out. You want to make sure you dont have a big differential between the front and rear tire diameters...messes with ABS.

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10-25-2003, 10:19 PM
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10-25-2003, 10:26 PM
BMW seems to make them with a less aggressive stance and thus a higher rear for the coupes.<br>
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10-26-2003, 02:13 AM
Yoko AVS. The cab sits lower in the back, less aggressive. I looked on some new brochures and sure enough they do sit a little lower in the back. I don't know if that will effect your total wheel travel though. The wheel hop also could be a result of that rear suspension setup. The coupe doesn't have any wheel hop that I have noticed. <br><img src=""height=186 width=353><img src=""height=150 width=200>

10-26-2003, 02:19 AM
farther down. The guy that posted it was using 19" LM rims, though. Different set up, also wider rim. You can use that excel spread sheet I sent you to compute the width on the 19s and compare them to the width on the 18s. <br><img src=""height=186 width=353><img src=""height=150 width=200>

10-26-2003, 03:44 AM
Can you teach me how?

10-26-2003, 03:47 AM
Your helmut is not color coordinated. What happened? You need to look better than that to carry the M3 flag. I have some stickers for your helmut if you want, that might help.

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