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Old 07-10-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Correct Tire Size For 18's on E36?

Hey guys,

What is the correct tire size for 18's on an E36? Will 225/45/18 fit, or do they need to be lower profile, such as 225/40/18?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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225/40/18 is recommended....
from what i understand you can go a bit wider in the front and rear but not 45 series.
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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so, at most, 235/40/18 is safe?
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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It's oversized, probably will rub.

235/35/18 or 245/35/18 is correct.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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Mystikal: will 225/40/18 rub?
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:11 PM   #6
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Cool re tyre size

Well I have a set of 18" OEM rims on my 98 328 , Fronts 225/Zr 18 88y Rears 255/Zr 18 90y Michelin Pilots , no problems with rubbing before or after the install of T.C Klein's fine suspension that dropped the car a few degrees. Hope this helps in your quest.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:45 AM   #7
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how wide are your rims?
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:38 AM   #8
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what is "T.C Klein's fine suspension" ?? ...also you did not state profile specs only width....
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
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guys, you're asking the WRONG questions.

JUSTIN, runs 255's in back, doesn't rub

MITCH runs 19 inch bbs's, and only touches in the rain

PROPR'ONE runs 235/40/18's all around, but since the offset isn't perfect, he rubs

235/40/18 is plenty big for e36, just get the correct offset for your car
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:11 PM   #10
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Yeah sorry should have read 225/40/zr/18 88y fronts , 255/35/zr18/90y rears, the T.C Kleins suspension is a TCKR True Match S/A coil over system, info on this fine setup is available on his web site TC Klein Racing.com
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MITCH runs 19 inch bbs's, and only touches in the rain
I don't rub at all... Only if my wheel is turned ALL the way and it BARELY touches the plastic on the inside of the fender. I've even got air in my car (wheels off the ground) and when I came down it didn't rub! (I was actually surprised that I didn't rub!)
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LOL, I think I remember seeing you lift off once during that Halton Hills run we did a few years back.
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LOL, I think I remember seeing you lift off once during that Halton Hills run we did a few years back.
LOL You might have... my suspension is nice and stiff (but comfortable), it is actually stiffer than H&R Race springs.

Randy saw me get air and Jon was in my car too at the time at a cruise.
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LOL, I know it's stiff, the car jitters on every bump.

I know what you mean about the ride though, my GC's are stiffer than H&R Race too and it's still really comfortable.
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LOL, I know it's stiff, the car jitters on every bump.

I know what you mean about the ride though, my GC's are stiffer than H&R Race too and it's still really comfortable.

Oh yea right! I never knew you have GC's too! Good choice meng!
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