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Old 11-14-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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tire size

hey guys i know its been asked befor, but i was wondering how big of a rim can you go and what tire size would you have to use to stay within the original size of the stock rim and tire combo? the car is a 1984 318i original tire size; 195/60-14... thanx in advance guys
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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17's is the biggest pretty much anyone would reccomend, I'm not sure on tire size though.

Don't put anything too heavy on though, your car won't move!
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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How big? Well, there are 19" tire options, so the sky is the limit. I'd have trouble believing any M10 car needs more than 225's on 15's though.
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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I thick 16 with 205/45/16 on the back and 205/40/16 on the front....
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:57 PM   #5
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Those are undersized. From a diameter equivalent to stock (195/65/14), you'd be better off with 205/50-16 or 225/45-16.
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:39 PM   #6
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Those are undersized. From a diameter equivalent to stock (195/65/14), you'd be better off with 205/50-16 or 225/45-16.
Pffft, I wouldn't take advice from you. To scale, you have like 485/30/45's on that E30.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
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Pffft, I wouldn't take advice from you. To scale, you have like 485/30/45's on that E30.
that and, the stock tire size is not 195/65/14, its a 84 318i, he posted the stock size was 195/60/14
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:35 PM   #8
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Pffft, I wouldn't take advice from you. To scale, you have like 485/30/45's on that E30.
Meh, you're just jealous!
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:38 PM   #9
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that and, the stock tire size is not 195/65/14, its a 84 318i, he posted the stock size was 195/60/14
I figured he made an error. 195/60-14 is a fairly common size and could easily have ended up on his car. So you're saying '84 318i's have 195/60-14's stock tires and not 195/65-14's? Well I just learned something.
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #10
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I figured he made an error. 195/60-14 is a fairly common size and could easily have ended up on his car. So you're saying '84 318i's have 195/60-14's stock tires and not 195/65-14's? Well I just learned something.
Im saying thats what he said, ppl do make mistakes........I checked tirerack, and they have 195/60-14 listed, so he was right about his car.

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Old 11-14-2004, 10:19 PM   #11
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Yeah, early cars (even some etas) had 195/60/14's stock. But hey, since I run that tire size and it's considered in the acceptable range of size difference, it doesn't really matter. The fenders never changed, and the smaller size really doesn't look good. Most upgrade to later-style sizing methods anyways.
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:55 PM   #12
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yep...stock size on my car is 195/60/14, although I run 205/60/14
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yep...stock size on my car is 195/60/14, although I run 205/60/14
Same here.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:12 AM   #14
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