Jay, I apologize for a series of newb questions yet again, but I searched through several pages on this thread and can't find my answer. You've helped me in this thread before, but I feel my "plans" have changed. Anywho,
I scored a ridiculous deal on two sets of tires this weekend at an auction. 235/45/17's, one Pirelli set, one Goodyear Potenza's, both still with plenty of life left. At the price I paid, I'd be dumb not to get them. Worst case scenario I make some money off them. Was thinking I'd take chance with some dirt cheap tires and possibly just buy some wheels to fit the tires, instead of the other way around. Fingers crossed..
Anyway, any chance in hell I'd be able to stuff them under this thing? '86 325e. I guess I'm not terribly concerned with having to roll the fenders if I have to, as I'm already planning to do a lot of chopping when we stuff a 302 into it this winter, but if it's just straight up absolutely not feasible then I'll throw 'em on Craigslist and just make a few bucks, and go back to the drawing board. Again.
Thanks for your help once again. I truly appreciate the time you put in and your willingness the share your knowledge with boneheads like myself. Props!
Edit - Found some wheels on eBay just now. Possibly a match for these tires, at least on the rear.
Made by ESM. Looks like they do a lot of Euro stuff. I'd have to get a set of rubber for the narrower front wheels, if bought in that specific eBay package, and I'd have 8 rear tires to burn up then. Otherwise maybe try to stuff the fatties on the front, too? Would much rather buy 2 narrower tires than modify fenders and suspension components, tho. If I got the staggered package would I have to run any hub rings or spacers?