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Old 03-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Ideal tire set up?

After much reading, it seems the e36 (ive got a 328i) wants to be sitting on 225 45 17 tires and sqaured all around at 7.5

Im picking up a set of DS2's this week and just want to make sure my tires wont rub

Im running Koni STR.T shocks with Eibach Prokit

If I go staggered it will be 225 45 front and 245 40 rear

If I go sqaured it will be 225 45 all around

Will either option rub? 225 45 squared is my safest bet no?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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It all depends on the wheel with and offset. DS2's are OEM for e36 so you shouldn't run into any rubbing issues at "normal" tire widths.

The _proper_ size is actually 235/40/17 all around (check your door jamb for sport package). I would not go with staggered unless the rims are staggered themselves (different widths).
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They are staggered rims

More reading I've done, 225 45 is optimal from what I keep reading as a daily and road handling
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They are staggered rims

More reading I've done, 225 45 is optimal from what I keep reading as a daily and road handling
For staggered most go with 225/45/17 and 245/40/17.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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Should be close
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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you can run 235 40 17 on staggered oem rims as well. I prefer this.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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I run that set up as well on my E36 328i...... 235 40 17 staggered OEM rims. BFG KDW 2
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