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Old 11-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Rim size question! (free cake inside)

Hi guys.

I've got a '93 318i, stock rims+tires are 15"x6(?)" + 185/65/15.

Will 17"x7" rims with 205/50/17 tires fit? (offset is 40mm)

The overall diameter of the 17"s is only about half an inch bigger than the 15 thanks to the low profiles, but what I'm worried about is the width. Will 7" fit without rubbing, etc?

cake's all gone

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:30 AM   #2
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Should do. Those would fit on my E30...
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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Dammit I wanted cake.

According to the BMW M Registry website:
For all versions of the 3.2-liter E36 M3, BMW M replaced the previous model's 235/40ZR17 tires with a staggered setup, specifically narrower 225/45ZR17s in the front and wider 245/40ZR17s in back. The tires are mounted on one of three wheel designs, all measuring 7.5x17-inch (front) and 8.5x17-inch (rear).

Looks like your 7" will be fine.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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They'll fit with lots of space left.

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Old 11-23-2011, 11:15 AM   #5
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indented wheels itt.
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