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BennyL
07-10-2006, 05:49 PM
Hey guys,

What is the correct tire size for 18's on an E36? Will 225/45/18 fit, or do they need to be lower profile, such as 225/40/18?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

theboss
07-10-2006, 06:08 PM
225/40/18 is recommended....
from what i understand you can go a bit wider in the front and rear but not 45 series.

BennyL
07-11-2006, 12:09 AM
so, at most, 235/40/18 is safe?

Mystikal
07-11-2006, 09:43 PM
It's oversized, probably will rub.

235/35/18 or 245/35/18 is correct.

BennyL
07-12-2006, 01:41 PM
Mystikal: will 225/40/18 rub?

icu
07-12-2006, 07:11 PM
Well I have a set of 18" OEM rims on my 98 328 , Fronts 225/Zr 18 88y Rears 255/Zr 18 90y Michelin Pilots , no problems with rubbing before or after the install of T.C Klein's fine suspension that dropped the car a few degrees. Hope this helps in your quest.

Justin e36
07-13-2006, 02:45 AM
how wide are your rims?

theboss
07-13-2006, 10:38 AM
what is "T.C Klein's fine suspension" ?? ...also you did not state profile specs only width....

propr'one
07-13-2006, 01:49 PM
guys, you're asking the WRONG questions.

JUSTIN, runs 255's in back, doesn't rub

MITCH runs 19 inch bbs's, and only touches in the rain

PROPR'ONE runs 235/40/18's all around, but since the offset isn't perfect, he rubs

235/40/18 is plenty big for e36, just get the correct offset for your car;)

icu
07-13-2006, 06:11 PM
Yeah sorry should have read 225/40/zr/18 88y fronts , 255/35/zr18/90y rears, the T.C Kleins suspension is a TCKR True Match S/A coil over system, info on this fine setup is available on his web site TC Klein Racing.com

Mitch555
07-19-2006, 06:33 PM
MITCH runs 19 inch bbs's, and only touches in the rain


I don't rub at all... Only if my wheel is turned ALL the way and it BARELY touches the plastic on the inside of the fender. I've even got air in my car (wheels off the ground) and when I came down it didn't rub! (I was actually surprised that I didn't rub!)

Mystikal
07-20-2006, 12:38 AM
LOL, I think I remember seeing you lift off once during that Halton Hills run we did a few years back.

Mitch555
07-20-2006, 01:33 PM
LOL, I think I remember seeing you lift off once during that Halton Hills run we did a few years back.

LOL You might have... my suspension is nice and stiff (but comfortable), it is actually stiffer than H&R Race springs.

Randy saw me get air and Jon was in my car too at the time at a cruise. :D

Mystikal
07-20-2006, 06:29 PM
LOL, I know it's stiff, the car jitters on every bump.

I know what you mean about the ride though, my GC's are stiffer than H&R Race too and it's still really comfortable.

Mitch555
07-21-2006, 05:51 AM
LOL, I know it's stiff, the car jitters on every bump.

I know what you mean about the ride though, my GC's are stiffer than H&R Race too and it's still really comfortable.


Oh yea right! I never knew you have GC's too! Good choice meng!