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      08-24-2018, 10:00 PM   #45
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No issues whatsoever. 265/35/18 Re71r should be fine as long as your offset is near the +33 range. The Apex 18x9.5 wheel is offered in a +35, so coupled with the 265/35/18 Re71r, that should work just fine with a stock set up. Apex is a good wheel, have run many sets of them other cars. I think Apex plays it a little safe and recommends a 255/35/18 on the 18x9.5 +35 for the M2 to make sure every brand and compound of tire will fit.

The Re71r's are only directional and can be removed from the rim and flipped so the worn outer edge is moved to the inside. Re71r's do not designate an "outside" facing sidewall because of the symmetrical tread and compound pattern. You have to flip at least two tires at a time so they can be moved to the other side of the car to remain directional. If one has been rotating on a normal schedule, flipping all four tires on the rims is the way to go, as they will all need it. This is the way I do it.

(And then there is the case that many of us racers know when trying to maximize track tire life and the above mentioned cannot be achieved. Running a tire non-directionally does not blow up the car. It usually just decreases wet performance because the tread pattern is reversed and can't evacuate water as well.)

Good luck!
Thank you, great information. I think your experience is the the most informative for what I have been looking for on this forum. Stock wheel and tire set-up.
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Thanks for that. Iíll grab a setfor the E92. Hope your mate is ok. 👍🏼
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No issues whatsoever. 265/35/18 Re71r should be fine as long as your offset is near the +33 range. The Apex 18x9.5 wheel is offered in a +35, so coupled with the 265/35/18 Re71r, that should work just fine with a stock set up. Apex is a good wheel, have run many sets of them other cars. I think Apex plays it a little safe and recommends a 255/35/18 on the 18x9.5 +35 for the M2 to make sure every brand and compound of tire will fit.

The Re71r's are only directional and can be removed from the rim and flipped so the worn outer edge is moved to the inside. Re71r's do not designate an "outside" facing sidewall because of the symmetrical tread and compound pattern. You have to flip at least two tires at a time so they can be moved to the other side of the car to remain directional. If one has been rotating on a normal schedule, flipping all four tires on the rims is the way to go, as they will all need it. This is the way I do it.

(And then there is the case that many of us racers know when trying to maximize track tire life and the above mentioned cannot be achieved. Running a tire non-directionally does not blow up the car. It usually just decreases wet performance because the tread pattern is reversed and can't evacuate water as well.)

Good luck!
have you tried mounting size 40 (265/40/18) sidewall tires on that square set-up? or is there no benefit to it?
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No issues whatsoever. 265/35/18 Re71r should be fine as long as your offset is near the +33 range. The Apex 18x9.5 wheel is offered in a +35, so coupled with the 265/35/18 Re71r, that should work just fine with a stock set up. Apex is a good wheel, have run many sets of them other cars. I think Apex plays it a little safe and recommends a 255/35/18 on the 18x9.5 +35 for the M2 to make sure every brand and compound of tire will fit.

The Re71r's are only directional and can be removed from the rim and flipped so the worn outer edge is moved to the inside. Re71r's do not designate an "outside" facing sidewall because of the symmetrical tread and compound pattern. You have to flip at least two tires at a time so they can be moved to the other side of the car to remain directional. If one has been rotating on a normal schedule, flipping all four tires on the rims is the way to go, as they will all need it. This is the way I do it.

(And then there is the case that many of us racers know when trying to maximize track tire life and the above mentioned cannot be achieved. Running a tire non-directionally does not blow up the car. It usually just decreases wet performance because the tread pattern is reversed and can't evacuate water as well.)

Good luck!
have you tried mounting size 40 (265/40/18) sidewall tires on that square set-up? or is there no benefit to it?
It will work in the rear, but I'm pretty sure you will rub up front.
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