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Old 06-11-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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245 40 17 for the rear with M Contour rims 17 x 7.5

Hey All,

I just bought M Contour replica's on this board & he had tire size 215-40-17's in the front & 235-40-17's in the rear. I was wondering if I could put the 235-40-17's in the front & get 245-40-17's for the rear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is the suspension I have on my car right now & the pic of my ride just to get an idea of the drop. Sorry about the quality of the pics it's from my phone camera. The rims are not staggered but I just want to know if I can fit 245's in the rear.


Bavarian springs approx lower your BMW an average of 30 mm (about 1 1/4'') with Tokico blues.





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Old 06-12-2007, 12:52 AM   #2
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245's will fit without problems. I've seen some E36's get away with 255's so you shouldn't run into any problems assuming those rims have OE fit. I believe M3's came stock with 245's!


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Old 06-12-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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245's will fit without problems. I've seen some E36's get away with 255's so you shouldn't run into any problems assuming those rims have OE fit. I believe M3's came stock with 245's!


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Thanks bro appreciate it, but even with that drop I should be ok right? cause the fronts have enough clearance but the rear i'm kinda worried about. I"ll try to take closer pics since i'm picking up the tires during the day I need to be sure.

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:45 AM   #4
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:23 AM   #5
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Ya, unless those replica's have a different fitment (offset) than OEM Contour rims, which i doubt. I don't see you having a problem running 245's. Worst case you could always get the fenders rolled for that extra clearence.

Why not just run 235's all the way around?
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:09 AM   #6
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Yeah i'm planning on just getting the 235's cause I have a feeling if people sit in the back with the 245's in the rear it will rub for sure. Thanks for your help Soldo, I appreciate it.

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Old 06-12-2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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Stupid Soldo.

Those rims are non-staggered M Contours, meaning 7.5" wide. BMW mounted those with 235/40/17 tires, which is already beyond the max width every tire company recommends for that wheel. Stick with 225/45/17 or if you want to push it 235/40/17.

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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Stupid Soldo.

Those rims are non-staggered M Contours, meaning 7.5" wide. BMW mounted those with 235/40/17 tires, which is already beyond the max width every tire company recommends for that wheel. Stick with 225/45/17 or if you want to push it 235/40/17.

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I'm just going to stick with 235's all around.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #11
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Mystical is right. don't go bigger then 235 on a 7.5 inch rim. I'm running 235 on a 9 inch rim on mine.

Then again, every tire is different and uses its own dimension. Some 245 are as wide as 255 with other manufacturers.

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:35 PM   #12
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Car's looking sweet Tom!! Got the balance all sorted out? We need to hip up some beers one of these days (yes, I've been saying that for ages :S).
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:41 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone I ended up getting 235's, I want to drop the car lower in the front what's the best set up to go with without any camber wear



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Nice, which tires did you go with? The shoulders look fairly aggressive, though it might just be the pic.

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:56 AM   #15
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Nice, which tires did you go with? The shoulders look fairly aggressive, though it might just be the pic.

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