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Old 07-25-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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215/45/17 on E36?

hey guys... this is me asking another question about tires again.

anyways, i decided against 18 inch rims, since alot of people pointed out it will reduce performance significantly, and probably gas mileage too. (i currently have 15's on 205/60/15 tires).

so im gonna get 17's. as for tires, it looks like most people use/recommend 225/45/17. my question is: are 215/45/17's ok? is 215 too narrow for 17 inch rims? will it look stupid?

im considering these tires cuz they are alot cheaper than 225/40/17, and the overall diameter is ALOT closer to the overall diameter of my current rims, which means i wouldn't get any speedometer changes (right?).

anyhoo, do your best to answer my plethora of questions. thanks!
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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215/45-17 is fine for your E36.

It won't make a big difference compared to 225/45-17.

I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference in width by just looking at them.

You'll have a little bit less grip but nothing major. Your speedo will be fine.

Remember the difference is only 1 cm.



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hey guys... this is me asking another question about tires again.

anyways, i decided against 18 inch rims, since alot of people pointed out it will reduce performance significantly, and probably gas mileage too. (i currently have 15's on 205/60/15 tires).

so im gonna get 17's. as for tires, it looks like most people use/recommend 225/45/17. my question is: are 215/45/17's ok? is 215 too narrow for 17 inch rims? will it look stupid?

im considering these tires cuz they are alot cheaper than 225/40/17, and the overall diameter is ALOT closer to the overall diameter of my current rims, which means i wouldn't get any speedometer changes (right?).

anyhoo, do your best to answer my plethora of questions. thanks!
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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dont do that... get 235/40/17

i'm running 225/45/17's on H&R race springs, and i regret not going up a size... let alone down a size! i have some great 90% tread fuzion zri's in the above size for sale..

also, 225/45/17,235/40/17, and 115/50/17 i think are all REALLY REALLY close to same overall diameter...
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #4
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115/50/17? nobody ever mentioned that size... and i dont think it even exists.

what size zri's are you selling?
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:37 PM   #5
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225/45/17's, I have rims to go with them, they are currently being sandblasted, I am going to try to sell them as a pair, but if the rims go by themselves, I will be selling the tires seperately
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:39 PM   #6
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right, right... i pm'd you about the rims already. guess i forgot
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:03 PM   #7
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right, right... i pm'd you about the rims already. guess i forgot
I'm picking up the sandblasted rims within a few hours, Pics will be posted soon...
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #8
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dont do that... get 235/40/17

i'm running 225/45/17's on H&R race springs, and i regret not going up a size... let alone down a size! i have some great 90% tread fuzion zri's in the above size for sale..

also, 225/45/17,235/40/17, and 115/50/17 i think are all REALLY REALLY close to same overall diameter...

Willing to sell me 2 of those 225/45/17's? If so How much you looking to get per tire?
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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115/50/17? nobody ever mentioned that size... and i dont think it even exists.

what size zri's are you selling?

115??? Thats like my bicycle tire.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:32 AM   #10
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^^^ obviously he meant 215/ 50 17...
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:29 PM   #11
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225/45/17 you will be off by abit on your speedo. I think it's 0.7...somewhere around there. At 60mph you are doing 60.7mph..
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