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Old 07-04-2009, 09:40 AM   #721
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215/40/17 vs 205/40/17

will that difference give the car a taller stance? when i lower the car, i dont want tires to make it look higher again. will the 215 tires cause that to happne?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #722
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215/40/17 vs 205/40/17

will that difference give the car a taller stance? when i lower the car, i dont want tires to make it look higher again. will the 215 tires cause that to happne?
205/40 will make it look higher, actually. You'd have more wheel gap.

The fraction of an inch of overall body height you'd gain won't be nearly as noticeable as the amount of fender gap erased by the properly sized 215/40.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:00 AM   #723
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205/40 will make it look higher, actually. You'd have more wheel gap.

The fraction of an inch of overall body height you'd gain won't be nearly as noticeable as the amount of fender gap erased by the properly sized 215/40.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #724
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16x8" et14 with 215/45/16 tires.
Going on a stock fendered, late-model e30 with GC coilovers.

How would that fit?
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:57 PM   #725
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16x8" et14 with 215/45/16 tires.
Going on a stock fendered, late-model e30 with GC coilovers.

How would that fit?
Very minor fender roll in the back, for when you carry passengers (meaning it will just barely brush it).

There are a bunch of great tires in that size now too, like the new Kumho XS.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #726
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Very minor fender roll in the back, for when you carry passengers (meaning it will just barely brush it).

There are a bunch of great tires in that size now too, like the new Kumho XS.
I actually just bought a set of Dunlop Direzza DZ101's.
If I don't roll my fenders, could I let it "barely brush" itself until it rolls itself out?
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:32 PM   #727
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I actually just bought a set of Dunlop Direzza DZ101's.
If I don't roll my fenders, could I let it "barely brush" itself until it rolls itself out?
Doing that polishes off the paint, which then leads to rust.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #728
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Doing that polishes off the paint, which then leads to rust.
Yeah, scratch that then.
Thanks alot.
Now I just need to find a fender roller in the Montreal area...
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #729
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I've got the old question what will i need to fit the e30 ix 15inch basketweaves on my 90 e30 spacers? Longer bolts?
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:40 PM   #730
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I've got the old question what will i need to fit the e30 ix 15inch basketweaves on my 90 e30 spacers? Longer bolts?
Yes.

Sorry, that's not helpful, and I'm not Mystikal, but you'll need at least 15mm spacers and longer bolts.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #731
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i have stock bottlecaps on my 1990 325i with 195 65 14 tires. the first post says the stock bottlecaps are 14x6. wouldent 195 convert to 7.6771654 not 6? sory if this is the dum'est question yo've ever herd.
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195 is the tire tread width, 6 is the wheel width measured from the inside of the rim where the bead engages. Unless you are stretching your tires, they generally have a tread width wider than the wheel width.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #733
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i have stock bottlecaps on my 1990 325i with 195 65 14 tires. the first post says the stock bottlecaps are 14x6. wouldent 195 convert to 7.6771654 not 6? sory if this is the dum'est question yo've ever herd.
They don't have much of a literal relation at all.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:01 AM   #734
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Arrow tire size --> 235/40/17 ?

so I've read through this thread a couple of times but I would just like to clarify things before i spend some more money.

I have BBS CV wheels (17"x7.5" Offset: 38mm Backspacing: 5.70" Bolt Pattern: 4-100) and I'm looking for an ideal tire size. My plan is to go with 15mm hub centric spacers to bring me to ET23 and then mount some 235/40/17's.

I have three questions regarding this:
1. will this setup 'fit' without rolling the fenders or any other concerns?
2. would you recommend a different size tire that would more positively effect my driving experience/performance (with no track driving at all)?
3. based on the size you recommend, what brand/model tires do you have experience with that you think I should look into?

Your response and time is much appreciated
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:26 PM   #735
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so I've read through this thread a couple of times but I would just like to clarify things before i spend some more money.

I have BBS CV wheels (17"x7.5" Offset: 38mm Backspacing: 5.70" Bolt Pattern: 4-100) and I'm looking for an ideal tire size. My plan is to go with 15mm hub centric spacers to bring me to ET23 and then mount some 235/40/17's.

I have three questions regarding this:
1. will this setup 'fit' without rolling the fenders or any other concerns?
2. would you recommend a different size tire that would more positively effect my driving experience/performance (with no track driving at all)?
3. based on the size you recommend, what brand/model tires do you have experience with that you think I should look into?

Your response and time is much appreciated
Go with 215/40/17s instead. You won't have to do any fender modification, and the tire is better suited to a 7.5" wheel.

As for tires, great all around summer tires for a good price include the Kumho SPT, Falken FK-452, Fuzion ZRi....there's more but those are the tried and true value choices.
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