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Old 07-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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17 x 8.5 fits 255/40 tires??? For E36

Hey guys, i just got an amazing deal on some tires and instinctivly i bought them


I got 17 inch rimms with 8.5 inch wide, and the person that i bought them from assured me that it will fit my e36 with stock suspensions.... also these are only for the back wheels btw....

What do you all think....
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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Anyone!!!????

even a Good Guess would be nice....
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Should be fine depending on the offset of the wheels.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:24 AM   #4
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Offset is 38 also i just found out,, my rims are actualy 17x8... not 8.5
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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tire rack usually shows the recommended rim width for each brand of tire. I think 8" may be a bit narrow for a 255, depending on how much you want to stretch it. You'd probably be better off with a 235 or 245. But if you got them for cheap, might as well try!
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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tire rack usually shows the recommended rim width for each brand of tire. I think 8" may be a bit narrow for a 255, depending on how much you want to stretch it. You'd probably be better off with a 235 or 245. But if you got them for cheap, might as well try!
Well they are the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A II RFT

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

And well its got a very thick sidewall.... i just hope my fender wont get damaged.... i might just pull the fender out... how much would it roughly cost to get my fenders pulled out a bit?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:37 AM   #7
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Ok got them mounted!!! they fit perfectly.. so for future references... 17x8 ET38 will fit 255/40r17s!!!! for the rear

BTW they charged me 90 bucks for putting the tires on the rims and balancing... WTF!!!!
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$90 is alot, some places charge ridiculous amounts, you should have shopped around.

Does the 255s look bad on the 8'' rim? Post some pictures of the fitment.
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$90 is alot, some places charge ridiculous amounts, you should have shopped around.

Does the 255s look bad on the 8'' rim? Post some pictures of the fitment.
It is alot, my uncle gets his for 40 bucks for all 4.... but the thing is that they are run flat tires... and most older machines cant press down the side walls... it took 2 guys 1 1/2 hour to put the tires on lol..... his excuse was that it needed special weights.... im like really what kind.... and he is like stick on.... im like wow... you charge extra for that....

Also it doesnt look bad at all... i will take a few pics tonight. It doesnt rub anywhere not even with 5 people in the car... but its on stock suspension... imma put my lowering springs in soon and i'll let you know how it sits..

Also since i got runflats.... do you guys think i should take the spare tire out.....

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