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Old 05-28-2003, 02:28 AM   #1
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Tire/Wheel Sizing

Hi,

Just wondering, for an E36 (non-M3); will a 235/40/17 tire fit on a 17x7.5 wheel?

What is the usual setup for tires for an upgrade to 17s?

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Old 05-28-2003, 06:28 AM   #2
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the tires will fit without problems. unless the wheel has a strange offset it should not rub.

and the usual setup might be 225/45/17 since the overall diameter is a bit closer to the OEM overall diameter and the speedo isnt off by much.
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Old 06-01-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Re: Tire/Wheel Sizing

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Hi,

Just wondering, for an E36 (non-M3); will a 235/40/17 tire fit on a 17x7.5 wheel?

What is the usual setup for tires for an upgrade to 17s?

Thanks.
Whatz up MontealR?

Yeap, that will fit with no problem.
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:53 PM   #4
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18s

Hey Guys,

I've decided to go with 18s. I found some rims I like...however....they are 18x8, with a 35mm offset.

I called Tirerack and the person said I might need fender rolling.

Does anyone know if this offset is a good fit or not for an E36?


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Old 06-02-2003, 07:01 PM   #5
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Re: 18s

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Hey Guys,

I've decided to go with 18s. I found some rims I like...however....they are 18x8, with a 35mm offset.

I called Tirerack and the person said I might need fender rolling.

Does anyone know if this offset is a good fit or not for an E36?


Thanks.
First...... Is your car lowered? What suspension do you have?
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:18 PM   #6
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Suspension

Mitch,

Just ordered some Eibach Prokits for my car...so yes, it is lowered 1.5" front, 1.0" rear.

I talked to one person at TireRack who said that 35mm wouldn't be the best bet cuz I might need fender rolling.

AND then...

another Ebay seller that said it was only 5mm difference which won't really much of a difference.

Getting mixed opinions from different sides.

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