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Old 05-19-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Tire width

What tire width can you safely put on a 9" wide rim (19x9) not taking fender clearance in account? Thx
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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9" is for 255
but you can put 245 stetching a bit or 265 to have a slightly bubbled looking sidewall
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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Hey Vlad what about 9 1/2 ? Can I put in 255 on it?
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:45 AM   #6
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I had 275 on 9 1/2 ... just wondering if I can have the same on 9s
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:47 PM   #7
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Yes you can have 275 on a 9" wheel, but it might look wierd
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:34 AM   #8
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It actually depends on the tire manufacturer. If you check out the companies website, most brands have specs for every tire, and you can see what the min and max rim widths are for every size.
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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For what it's worth, the new Z06 has 275's on a 8.5" rim. Looks great.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:09 AM   #10
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Where have you seen a Z06 with a 275 on an 8.5" rim?

The new Z06 has 18x9.5 rim up front with 275/35/18 and 19x12 with 325/30/19 rear.

First Vlad is wrong today, now you.....the golden era of maxbimmer is over....

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Old 05-26-2006, 06:30 AM   #11
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First Vlad is wrong today, now you.....the golden era of maxbimmer is over....

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Old 05-26-2006, 12:39 PM   #12
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I read it in Motor Trend last week. Guess it was a typo, because I looked at it twice too.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:17 PM   #13
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Do any of you guys know how a tire width of 255 would look on a 8.5" wide rim? Pictures would be great!!! Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:50 PM   #14
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Carlo, search for BMW_7's car photos with OEM wheel
He used to have 8.5 wheel with 255 tire.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:06 AM   #15
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