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Old 11-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
Deep 3.2TL
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Offset question

Hi All,

This isn't for BMW, but in relation to my 2006 Acura TL.

Stock tires are 235/45-17 with offset of +45.

I have a chance to buy some winters, 1 season used with rims for $300 (Steal for Pirelli snows!)

The size of them are 215/60-16 with offset of +38.

I've checked the tire size difference, is about .75 inch larger, that shouldn't be too much of an issue, since it's really only half that more into the wheel well (car right .375 inch higher).

My question is, with the 7MM difference rub? Anyone have any idea?

Thanks,

Deep

P.S. I posted in my Acura forum, but they seem slow at responding...
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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You'll actually have even more room towards the fender than the stock setup, because the tire is much narrower.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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yes but the tire sticks out more by 7MM...

Found a great calculator to help people....

http://www.bigcustomwheels.com/info_specs.jsp
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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I considered that.

The tire is 20mm narrower. That gives you an extra 10mm of room towards the outside. The wheel pushes the edge of the tire 7mm outward. Net difference, you have 3mm to spare.

It's never as simple as this as tires all differ slightly, but you'll be fine.
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