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Old 03-29-2003, 06:02 AM   #1
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Question Will 45 profile tires fit with 18's on my E36?

Hey, I am getting 18's for my E36 325i , and I want to get 45 profile tires, but I don't know if they will fit, or nicely fit for my style car. If anyone knows, leave a reply. Thanks, Mike
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:15 AM   #2
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you cant do have to get a 35 series tire so that the overall diameter of your rims are still the same as factory specs.....and 45 will look gay on e36 with 18s
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Old 03-29-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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yea, that'll look a bit too THICK
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Most run 225/40/18. Depending on the width of the rim, you may be able to get away with 215/45/18. try to get as close to OEM diameter as possible so as not to create too much error on your speedometer. Check out the FAQ section, there's a tire size calculator there.
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Old 03-29-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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if ur suspension is stock or you have the sport bmw suspension the 45 tires will fit with no problems.

if it is lowered stick with 40 cuz 35 is already a bit too small might bend the rim.
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Old 03-29-2003, 05:10 PM   #6
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Ya from my understanding, if you have 18's on an E36 the best size is 225-40-18..............
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:46 PM   #7
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Dont go with 45 series tires!!! I just went to 225/40/18 from my factory 225/50/16 combo. The overall diameter is already over 1 inch bigger (physically measured, not claculated), which is like getting taller rear end gears, not desireable! So combined with the extra weight and taller tires, my car is a pig!
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