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Re: Proper Tyres for '95 M3 (archive)

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Posted by Frank S on November 12, 1998 at 16:29:53:

In Reply to: Proper Tyres for '95M3 posted by Patrick FitzGerald on November 12, 1998 at 14:32:40:

Proper wheels on a 95 were 17 x 7.5 all around, not the staggered size seen on 96+ models. The tires were all 235s on all 4 corners. 96+ have staggered 225-45s up front, with 245-40s in the rear. MXX3s in the rear size are increasingly difficult to find (? impossible) and the pilot sports are at least 6 months away from retail. If the MXX3s are any indication, the 245 -40 rear size tire could be difficult to get initially, as Michelin is committed to wholesale sales to BMW before the public. Lots of people use and are happy with Bridgestone Potenza S-02s (Pole position), and tout them as great rain tires, with excellent dry performance as well. If you run 235s all around, I think the sizes and avail. of MXX3s, and other good tires is improved, so call tire rack. If your wheels really are staggered, you can run the staggered setup. Maybe your car is a late 95 production, ie 96 spec car, or maybe someones monkeying around with wheels and tires (theft, accident). BTW, the original 10 spoke wheels had BMW Motorsport on the wheel center in a circle, whereas later 10 spokes dont.

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