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Old 07-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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tire size for lowered e36 on 16's ?????

what size tire would you run on a 16" rim if you were lowering your car with Eibach springs? could i run the stock 225/50/16 lowered ??
Bimmersport says 225/45/16.......for a sportier look.

if you have pics & specs please post with your reply.
(tire size & suspension set up)

Still looking for 17 or 18" but not enough $$$ right now.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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225/50/16.

I'd run 245/45/16, but finding a 16 wide enough would be hard.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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Stay with the 225/50R16 if you are going to stay with 16" wheels. If you lower the car and they put on a shorter tire it will look like you didn't do anything. The idea of springs is to lower the car and to have less wheel well gap. If you want lower profile tires go with bigger wheels.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #4
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what tire size do u guys think is suitable for an e36 with 16's... and no plans for lowering..?
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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Here's a shot of mine. Right now I'm running 205/55 ZR16s on Bilstein Yellows w/ H&R sports.

(sorry for the lack of pic quality - they were taken with a crappy camera)



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Old 07-26-2006, 07:41 AM   #6
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thats the same tire size i have on mine now....205/55/16 on the same wheels as well....how much do those springs lower (standard 1.5")?? I thought I might rub...no issues for you? Looks good enough to me!
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:31 AM   #7
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^^ Yeah, they drop about 1.5" all around. There's no rubbing issues whatsoever - the rears are pretty far in from the fender lip.

The pics were actually taken with my winter tires on. I've since put on a brand new set of Fuzion ZRi's and am extremely happy with them so far.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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post some better pics when you can please...looks nice.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:43 PM   #9
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what tire size do u guys think is suitable for an e36 with 16's... and no plans for lowering..?
stock...whats on your car now...looks 'high' ??
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:22 AM   #10
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post some better pics when you can please...looks nice.
Alright, I'll try and take some better ones this weekend.

In the meantime, here's a pic with my other rims on.

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Old 07-27-2006, 11:24 AM   #11
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nice...but since i only have the money for new wheels or lowering i have pick on or the other....17's or 18's (& be more in debt) or drop it.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:36 PM   #12
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YOU HAVE AC3's?

WOW i thought i hated you back when you just had TWO e36's
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YOU HAVE AC3's?

WOW i thought i hated you back when you just had TWO e36's
Now you can hate me some more!

Edit - More pics of the 16's coming soon.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:13 PM   #14
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those are the only rims i'd ever consider if i got sick of mine,

car looks good man
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