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iverson03tj 11-11-2010 12:00 AM

17inch Winter tires??
Hey guys, i got 17x8 rims and i wanna find winter tires the car.... its currently stock height and its a e36 btw with the m3 brakes... so thats why i need 17's cuz anyhting lower wont clear the brakes i think...

So im looking for winter tires.. currently i run 225/45 on the rim
but finding low profile tires for winter are hard
So im thinking maybe 225/ 55or 50 would this clear it???

iverson03tj 11-11-2010 01:36 PM


R1200RT 11-11-2010 08:02 PM

For snow they say narrower and taller is usually best. You could go with your 225/45/17 or possibly down to 205/50/17.

dejan_da_dude 12-06-2010 02:24 PM

Yes, I'm in the same boat pal, but I'm going retial and check clasified's, Just keep an eye out for tire age - As far as i know, dont go over 4 yrs old.

T.Dot_E30 12-06-2010 02:51 PM

225/45/17 is a common size and easy to find. (Although they aren't cheap)

225/50/17 or 225/55/17 is way too big for an e36, your only other option is what the above poster mentioned 205/50/17.

iverson03tj 12-06-2010 03:39 PM

Ok i found some tires from a guy i get e36 parts from in pickering.... he is giving me a great deal on some winter tires.. they arent a good brand name or anything, but its besically the same thread pattern as ipikes.... and its only 500 bucks cash for them balanced and installed!!! I kno alot of people are against buying tires from companies that arent mainstream, but i have had both brand name and no name winter tires on my pervious vehicles... and i havent noticed a difference except in the road noise but that isnt something im really concerned about. :P

I'll let you know how the grip is...

Mikester 12-06-2010 11:31 PM

Michelin X-Ice is on sale at tirerack. Less than $500 shipped to U.S.
$720 including everything shipped here. Here's its $1200 at Canadian Tire.

I might make the drive this week and buy wheels there as well

tigster 12-09-2010 11:50 AM

I have a brand new set of 205/50/17 (bought 3 weeks ago) General Arctic Altimax

$450 they're yours

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