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Old 04-01-2013, 02:02 AM   #1306
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Hi Jay, any recommendation?
15mm front, 20mm rear. He already answered your question above.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:24 AM   #1307
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15mm front, 20mm rear. He already answered your question above.
Oops.... I missed that. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:04 AM   #1308
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Oops.... I missed that. Thanks.
No problem, good luck bro
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:10 AM   #1309
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Tires for 325e w/modified suspension

I'm going crazy trying to find replacement tires for my car. Here's what I have now:

Tires: (VERY worn Yokohama AVS ES-100's)
Front: 205/60R14 (14" bottlecap rims)
Rear: 205/60R14 (14" bottlecap rims)

Suspension:
H&R 1.25 lowering springs
Koni Shocks
Eibach front/rear sway bars
Front strut bar
Polyurethane bushings

I have Yokohama AVS ES-100's all around but unfortunately they're discontinued. It also seems like the SIZE is going extinct as well! I am having a very hard time finding anything in 205/60R14's.

I did find some BFGoodrich Radial T/A (Performance All-Season) on tirerack but they're 215/60R14's. Will they fit my car without the need for spacers and/or rubbing?? I keep reading about 215's rubbing the FRONT only so if that's the case, I don't have an issue installing 195's in the front and 215 in the rear.

Thanks in advance for your input!

PS: The 'stock' size for my car is 195/60R 14 but I'd like to improve performance as much as I can.

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #1310
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Most places have discontinued the tire. I have the same wheels. Have you looked into maybe getting a bigger wheel?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:10 AM   #1311
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I was hoping to avoid changing the wheels (tight on cash)... do you know if the 215's will be okay?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #1312
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Agreed, thats why Im looking into bigger tires. The price difference isnt all that much between 14 inch and 17 inch tires when everything else is the same. Could the tire gurus tell me if this will fit:

Car: 91 318is
17x7
Offset : 32
Tire size: 215/40/17

Using this calculator I would have 8mm less inner clearence and extends 4mm to the outside.
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #1313
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Not sure man. Youll have to wait for mystikal or someone alike. Have you taken your car to the tire shop? Im sure theyd be able to tell you what will work.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #1314
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I was hoping to avoid changing the wheels (tight on cash)... do you know if the 215's will be okay?
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ampaign=nextag

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ampaign=nextag

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...ampaign=nextag

Those are few specific ones at a decent price. Heres a link to multiple tires in 205/60r/14

http://www.nextag.com/205-60-14-tires/compare-html
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #1315
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Thanks so much! This really helps! I was hesitant to downgrade, even though I probably wouldn't tell the difference.

It's amazing how rare 14" tires are getting! I have to resort to one-off sites until I get bigger rims.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #1316
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Ok, so with bc coilovers no spacers are needed? And which bcs? I think they have different ones and different springs.
Yes, BR-type. Keep the front springs 160mm or less.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #1317
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Awesome thread man, ok.. I have an early E30 coupe, I want to run the XXR style 535 in 16x8, it has an offset of ET20. What tires can I run and will the rub/ fit well? Thanks!
205/45, 205/50, 215/45, 225/45. No rubbing.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #1318
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I'm going crazy trying to find replacement tires for my car. Here's what I have now:

Tires: (VERY worn Yokohama AVS ES-100's)
Front: 205/60R14 (14" bottlecap rims)
Rear: 205/60R14 (14" bottlecap rims)

Suspension:
H&R 1.25 lowering springs
Koni Shocks
Eibach front/rear sway bars
Front strut bar
Polyurethane bushings

I have Yokohama AVS ES-100's all around but unfortunately they're discontinued. It also seems like the SIZE is going extinct as well! I am having a very hard time finding anything in 205/60R14's.

I did find some BFGoodrich Radial T/A (Performance All-Season) on tirerack but they're 215/60R14's. Will they fit my car without the need for spacers and/or rubbing?? I keep reading about 215's rubbing the FRONT only so if that's the case, I don't have an issue installing 195's in the front and 215 in the rear.

Thanks in advance for your input!

PS: The 'stock' size for my car is 195/60R 14 but I'd like to improve performance as much as I can.
There is only one 14" tire still produced that will drive at a performance level at or above your ES100s. All of the all-seasons suggested above will be a dramatic decrease in dry performance from what you have now.

195/60/14 Falken RT-615K.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #1319
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Agreed, thats why Im looking into bigger tires. The price difference isnt all that much between 14 inch and 17 inch tires when everything else is the same. Could the tire gurus tell me if this will fit:

Car: 91 318is
17x7
Offset : 32
Tire size: 215/40/17

Using this calculator I would have 8mm less inner clearence and extends 4mm to the outside.
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
Yup they'll fit without spacers.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #1320
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There is only one 14" tire still produced that will drive at a performance level at or above your ES100s. All of the all-seasons suggested above will be a dramatic decrease in dry performance from what you have now.

195/60/14 Falken RT-615K.
Shoot, I already ordered the the Toyo Proxes (Vimode 205/60R14)... should I cancel my order? I don't deal with any snow in California but dry pavement performance is definitely a factor.

Thanks in advance Mystical.
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