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Old 06-12-2007, 02:10 PM   #466
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hey guys/jay,

my question is regarding tires.

so i picked up a set of 16x8 et20 rota slips. (i know they're not the most popular but they're ok to me.)

anyways i took a look on tirerack.com and saw two sets of 215/40/16s. BFgoodrich g-Force Sport and a set of kumho Ecsta SPT at 90 bucks a piece. i figured that's not too bad.

i was just looking for some comments about the size in comparison to the wheels, fitting and quality and pricing of the tires. can these be bad here north of the border for that similar price and where?

i know 225/45/16s are probably the way to go but was just wondering about the 215s.

1 more thing. might be a dumb question but what does the "R" stand for in 225/45/R16.

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215/45/16 is the correct size (well, close to correct). There aren't many tires available in that size though.

Both the G-Force Sport and SPT are excellent tires. The G-Force has better handling, while the SPT has better wet traction.

Don't worry about the R.

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Old 06-12-2007, 04:59 PM   #467
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Thanks guys,

so i'll assume both these tires are available in the GTA and looking back at older posts i think it said the SPTs go for around a 100 bucks, so no real deal on-line.

oh yah is there a real difference in the side walls between the 40 and the 45s?

thanks again,
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:20 PM   #468
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Yeah, both are available. You can get good deals on the Kumho, but BFGoodrich Canada is retarded and has HUGE markups for our market. They price themselves way higher than the competitors, relative to US prices.

There is a big difference between 215/40 and 215/45.

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #469
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cool, thanks,

i'll look into them all and try to find a local shop that can take care of me.

i wouldn't mind seeing pictures if anyone's got 215/40/16 and 215/45/16 so i can see the difference.

thanks, guys.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:30 AM   #470
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Thanks for the shoutout! Just for reference, 205/50/15 actually isn't a correct E30 size, it's slightly undersized. The correct 15" diameters are 205/55/15 and 225/50/15.
oops! i've updated the page. thanks. (might be worth adding correct tire sizes to the top of this thread)
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:28 AM   #471
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alright, how about these, for an iX:

ET38, 17x7 wrapped in falken 512's @ 215/40/17

they're Fast Octane rims.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:12 PM   #472
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alright, how about these, for an iX:

ET38, 17x7 wrapped in falken 512's @ 215/40/17

they're Fast Octane rims.
They will mount without spacers, you'll just need hubcentric rings (any good wheel/tire mounting place should have them).

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:35 PM   #473
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Hey guys/ Jay

I recently got a set of enkei mesh's (enkei 92) 15X7 and was wondering if it is possible to run a 225 on them. They are et20 but don't clear the front calipers. The only e30 I know running mesh's is running a 1/4" spacer from ie to clear the caliper. I was hoping I could pull off a 225/50/15 BFG g-force sport. What do you guys think. Thanks a lot

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:28 PM   #474
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Hey guys/ Jay

I recently got a set of enkei mesh's (enkei 92) 15X7 and was wondering if it is possible to run a 225 on them. They are et20 but don't clear the front calipers. The only e30 I know running mesh's is running a 1/4" spacer from ie to clear the caliper. I was hoping I could pull off a 225/50/15 BFG g-force sport. What do you guys think. Thanks a lot

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Jesse,

Not a chance in hell, unless you're running some very negative camber using plates. Without spacers, my 225/50/15 R-S2s (same measured width as G-Force Sports) on ET20 15x7s FILL the front fenders, and rub badly on the rear. 205's are your only option, but that isn't so bad; just run the Falken RT-615 and have more fun anyways.

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:27 PM   #475
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Jesse,

Not a chance in hell, unless you're running some very negative camber using plates. Without spacers, my 225/50/15 R-S2s (same measured width as G-Force Sports) on ET20 15x7s FILL the front fenders, and rub badly on the rear. 205's are your only option, but that isn't so bad; just run the Falken RT-615 and have more fun anyways.

Jay

**** looks like Ill never find a wheel to run a 225 with properly. Do I have any chance with 215's g-force sports. Thanks again for the help Jay
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:31 PM   #476
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**** looks like Ill never find a wheel to run a 225 with properly. Do I have any chance with 215's g-force sports. Thanks again for the help Jay
With ET13 wheels...not very likely.

Buy T.dot E30's BBS RZ's in the FS section. Same wheel as mine but ET25, they will mount 225's PERFECTLY.

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Old 06-27-2007, 12:57 PM   #477
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Thanks again for all the help Jay.

edit: I just checked out T.dot's wheels they are ****in beautiful but I have no money right now thats why I was banking on the free enkei's. Thanks again

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hey whats up, my turn to ask the experts (too lazy to read thru 32 pgs)
i have 195/50/R16, what kind of spacers do i need for the rear? and i'm not sure if i need any for the front.
and.. where can i get them from. the dude at the bmw junkers on steeles next to standard wreckers said he can get me a pair from the states for 50$. he seems kinda sketchy. i'm not sure how much spacers are supposed to cost anyway.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:11 AM   #479
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hey whats up, my turn to ask the experts (too lazy to read thru 32 pgs)
i have 195/50/R16, what kind of spacers do i need for the rear? and i'm not sure if i need any for the front.
and.. where can i get them from. the dude at the bmw junkers on steeles next to standard wreckers said he can get me a pair from the states for 50$. he seems kinda sketchy. i'm not sure how much spacers are supposed to cost anyway.
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What offset is the wheels?
BTW 195's 50 is an undersize tire.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #480
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What offset is the wheels?
BTW 195's 50 is an undersize tire.
not sure, they bolt on perfectly. but i can check.
and what do u mean by undersize? thanks i dont know shit about wheels and tires
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