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Old 04-04-2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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which Rubber size on e30????

Hey guys, i have 16" ROH 5 star rims but thinking of 45mm height rather than 50mm so do i go 205 or 215 ??? please note- i plan to lower the car with apex (yellow) lowering springs...... and i want no rubbering or fender rolling issues.....

thanks for any suggestions or your opinions....

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Old 04-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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205/50/16 and 225/45/16 is spot on. 215/45 and 205/45 are both undersized, although 215/45 is barely noticeable. What is the offset and size on the wheels you have?

Also, FYI, the "45" is an aspect ratio, not a direct sidewall height (aka, it's 45% of 205, not 45mm) so the sidewall height is actually 92.25 mm.
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Mike, the offset no idea, size is 7JJx16...
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Post some pics of the car when you get them on, haven't seen ur ride in a while!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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I've decided on the size 205/50/16 ...next is brand.....from a pricing stand point...my choices are: General Exclaim UhP, Kumho ecsta spt ..... what do u guys think...also looking at Dunlop sp Sport 9000 and Maxx...as they are offering rebates........
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:06 AM   #6
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The Exclaim UHP is a damn good tire, as well as the SPT. For daily driving, I think the SPT is one of the best choices today.

I'm not a fan of either of those Dunlops, they're not showing good test results at all.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:24 AM   #7
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Dunlops are bad tires. If you don't like grip, then they are a good choice.
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I dunno man, there's still not a brand out there that I can say doesn't make at least one great tire.

The Dunlop SP 5000 is a great all-season, better all around than the Falken ZE-512 (although a lot ore expensive).
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:52 AM   #9
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Well, the Dunlop runflats on my Dad's 5 suck, the dunlop FM901's that I have on the rear of my car suck. And they are expensive.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #10
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I've decided on kumho escta SPT....from tirerack.com $73ea. us...
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