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Sylak
03-18-2004, 02:00 PM
Hi, i'm planning to buy 16'' wheel ( BBS RX they are nice) with 225/45 R16 tire on them.. will it fit? or 225 its to big for a E30?
Thx

Mystikal
03-18-2004, 02:43 PM
Nice wheels! What offset are they? I need to know that to tell.

BloodLine __
03-18-2004, 04:06 PM
225/45/16 is a common size for 16' wheels on an e30. I happen personally know a e30 owner who his riding on 225/45/16's right now..no fenders have been rolled and the offset is E30 correct.....but like those BBS wheels will be. Make sure they are ET20-23 no higher. Then you would be fine.

M50E30
03-19-2004, 03:10 AM
I ran 225/35/18 on my car...just make shure the offset is correct!!!

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 01:17 PM
So you guys are SURE 225's on 16X7.5 with a 23 offset will fit, eh? I was going for 215's next time around but if 225's fit, why not, particularly since Yokohama has the AVS ES100 in 225/45?

You're SURE though? SURE SURE??

M50E30
03-19-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
So you guys are SURE 225's on 16X7.5 with a 23 offset will fit, eh? I was going for 215's next time around but if 225's fit, why not, particularly since Yokohama has the AVS ES100 in 225/45?

You're SURE though? SURE SURE??

Your car stock has 195/65/14 which has a diameter of 24". Now the 225/45/16 has a 23.8" diameter.

You are allowed + or - 3% to keep your speedo accurate and that 225/45/16 is within spec.

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 02:07 PM
I know the diameter is okay. My question is with regards to rubbing issues. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
So you guys are SURE 225's on 16X7.5 with a 23 offset will fit, eh? I was going for 215's next time around but if 225's fit, why not, particularly since Yokohama has the AVS ES100 in 225/45?

You're SURE though? SURE SURE??

I know they fit for sure on a 7.5" rim with ET25 (Mr. Walters). He said they were closer to the strut than the fender, so with your ET23 you should be sitting pretty.

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 02:28 PM
Sounds logical. I wonder how close though. And Randy Walters said so? That's a good thing.

Thanks guys.

M50E30
03-19-2004, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
I know the diameter is okay. My question is with regards to rubbing issues. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

As Mystikal said...You should be fine with the proper offset.

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 02:38 PM
Great! Thanks.

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
Sounds logical. I wonder how close though. And Randy Walters said so? That's a good thing.

Thanks guys.

Randy is actually running the 225's on his Ronal's, and he posted pics of the tiny space it had from the rear shock. With the extra 2mm you have it should be perfect.

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 02:53 PM
I do remember reading that tire width can be off for certain tire brands though. Some 225's are actually much wider than others (brand vs. brand comparison)...

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 03:28 PM
I think he was running ES100's! Not many other 225/50/15 tires in any case. Besides that, stop whining and buy the new rubber. *th-up*

bmwm5lover
03-19-2004, 03:29 PM
i have 4 225/50/15 for sale if anyone is interested...

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Besides that, stop whining and buy the new rubber. *th-up*

That's all I needed to hear. I'm buying them this afternoon. HA!

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 03:38 PM
Well I guess I can't say I don't have influence over your purchases recently. :huh?: :D

Can't wait to see all the new stuff installed, Al. ;)

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 03:40 PM
You can't wait?? Imagine me! The car's coming out at the beginning of April, even if we get 10 feet of snow before then. Screw Mother Nature.

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 03:44 PM
LOL, you have no idea the restraint I'm exerting. So many parts sitting, must...refrain...from...installing. *sad*

Bob Loblaw
03-19-2004, 03:50 PM
Why???? Your car's on the road, right?

Mystikal
03-20-2004, 08:13 PM
Salt. Don't want to add a year of mileage onto a part for no reason.

Bob Loblaw
03-20-2004, 08:47 PM
Baah, the rain dissolved most of it... *shiner*

But in the meantime, why don't you list all those new parts you have?

Mystikal
03-20-2004, 09:06 PM
There's still snow around here, I drove to work in an almost-blizzard this morning. :mad:

I'm not posting anything, and you know most of it anyways! When the car is done I'll start a thread. ;)

Krim 325I
03-20-2004, 10:20 PM
how about 225/40/17? you guys tried that? would that rub? ty

Ian Sheppard
03-20-2004, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
Randy is actually running the 225's on his Ronal's, and he posted pics of the tiny space it had from the rear shock. With the extra 2mm you have it should be perfect.

225s with 25mm ofset is close to the strut, not shock. On the rear the issue is with the fender lip. I have the same set up as Randy, and I would bet for sure that the extra 2mm (ET23 vs 25) would cause rubbing on the rear. Check the gap on my car if you don't believe. I'm running ES100.

I'd stick with 215 with 23mm offset

Heres the picss
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/546116

Mystikal
03-21-2004, 12:02 AM
I see your point. I still see more than 2mm of space between the sidewall and fender however. It would be close, but not to a point of contact. You have the first hand experience with your car, but I still firmly believe 2mm out would be fine. If not, the most minor (and I mean MINOR) of fender lining pushing with a hammer would do the trick, and be completely invisible to the eye.

Beautiful cars BTW. :)

Bob Loblaw
03-21-2004, 01:30 AM
Nice cars, Ian. Major tuckage in the back! Thanks for the info. In the last pic, is that in the front or the back? I can't tell. Just so you all know, I already have 215's in the back and I've had no problems. So 215's are obviously the safe route.

Ian Sheppard
03-21-2004, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal
I see your point. I still see more than 2mm of space between the sidewall and fender however. It would be close, but not to a point of contact. You have the first hand experience with your car, but I still firmly believe 2mm out would be fine. If not, the most minor (and I mean MINOR) of fender lining pushing with a hammer would do the trick, and be completely invisible to the eye.

Beautiful cars BTW. :)

Thanks for the kind words about the cars!

Honestly I think you need that 2mm clearance...When I put the tires on last spring there was zero rub, but after a seasn off autox my subframe bushings are getting weak and now the tires SLIGTly grace the sidewall on HARD cornering. THe grazing is not bad enough to damage the tire or fender, but I will be doing the bushings as soon as the car comes out of storage. I would think that 2mm is not alot for the whole rear end to shift, so I wouldn't want any less clearance.

As you mentioned a slight fender roll would easily accoomadate the ET23s.

Ian Sheppard
03-21-2004, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
Nice cars, Ian. Major tuckage in the back! Thanks for the info. In the last pic, is that in the front or the back? I can't tell. Just so you all know, I already have 215's in the back and I've had no problems. So 215's are obviously the safe route.

THe car is not as low as that picture makes it look...That was the day I put the wheels on, and I pulled it up on a bank to bottom out the suspension and check the clearance.

The last pic it the 2mm clearance I'm talking about on the rear fender lip.

Hope this helps

Sylak
03-29-2004, 01:45 AM
Thank for all the answer.. sorry i haven't repost for more thant a week... I have computer probleme.

i'll double check Offset...

felixthecat
03-29-2004, 02:47 AM
every seen an e30 with 215/55/16s???
oh man...beefy!!!

Mr_SaZ
03-29-2004, 04:34 AM
Ive got 235/45/17's all round

camber is adjusted its awesome handling...i found that i really felt the bumps with 215's....

ill get u guys a pic soon...

sash