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Old 10-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #1252
Mystikal
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Originally Posted by SubDad View Post
I've got an 1986 E30. It's all stock, unlowered and I'd prefer to keep it that way even though there's a huge fender gap at the back; looks like a pickup truck.

Car currently sits on bottlecaps (ET 33) front and rear with 195-70s on the front and 195-65s on the back.
Come spring I'll be wanting to fit tires on the 14x6.5 basketweaves (ET30) I spend the day cleaning up. I've spent some time on a tire size comparator site using the facts in the first post of this thread as the basis.

I think there's enough clearance on the front shock towers to fit 215-60s, can you confirm?

I think the radius would be close enough to stock that I wouldn't lose what little power the M20B20 has to offer and the larger width will ... look cooler without being too non-stock?

Would I have camber issues?

Do I worry too much?
It should just clear the front struts without spacers and won't threaten contacting anywhere else. The problem is finding decent 215/60 tires today.
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