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Old 04-24-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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choosing tires for 17inch rims

I am shopping for tires to put on some 17in x 8in wheels. This guy at a tire shop suggested I get 205/40s yet I kind of want to go with 225/45s. Does anyone have an opinion on this? They are going on a 99 323i sedan.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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im using 225/45/17 on front, 245/40/17 (yoko s drive) on the rear. installed H&R 10mm spacers all around, looks good. try sumitomo, good tire for the price.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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Moved to W&T forum. Ask Gary@Tirerack.com.

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205/40R17 is completely wrong. Stick with 225/45R17. Optional rear size up to 245/40R17.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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225/45/17 is best.
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