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kleen'n'simple 01-15-2013 10:01 PM

will these tires fit?
 
i bought 215 35 18 for the front and 235 40 18 for the rears. i drive a 325xi. will it mess anything up if the front tires are smaller then the rears because of AWD?

kleen'n'simple 01-15-2013 11:41 PM

btw i have 18x8 in the front and 18x9 in the back. will it mess up my differential??

VMRWheels 01-16-2013 02:24 PM

Yes. You should run the same size front and rear in my opinion.

kleen'n'simple 01-16-2013 02:32 PM

ok. i was reading a lot about this yesterday and apparently as long as its below 3% it should be fine. i found some other wheels 215 40 18 to go with the 235 40 18. i ran the numbers and it 2.5% difference. i should be fine right

ZeeZoo 01-16-2013 03:18 PM

I think it's better to go with the 215/40/18 front and 235/40/18 rear. A little more protection over potholes and you'll still have clearance.

VMRWheels 01-16-2013 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kleen'n'simple (Post 15066896)
ok. i was reading a lot about this yesterday and apparently as long as its below 3% it should be fine. i found some other wheels 215 40 18 to go with the 235 40 18. i ran the numbers and it 2.5% difference. i should be fine right

Honestly I wouldn't even chance it. Why not just go with the same size front and rear?

Your drivetrain is going to cost a lot more than two front tires or fender rolling would cost.

kleen'n'simple 01-17-2013 06:18 PM

after much though and, thanks to this gem here ( http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=687918 ) i decided to go with 215 40 18 front and 235 40 18 rear.

here's a pic.
http://i47.tinypic.com/2qd1v6f.jpg


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