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Old 08-31-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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Quick question on style 68 rims

Are they all staggered (7.5x17 ft 8.5x17 rr) or do some come in square set ups? I've got some lined up but i'd like to make sure that they're staggered before I buy and the seller has no idea. They've got a staggered tire set up but its only 235 ft / 245 rr.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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They were designed for the M3 I think so they are staggered; 7.5 front, 8.5 rear.
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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M68s are supposed to come in staggered fitments as a set, unless the previous buyer pieced them together and now has a square setup. Usually 68s come with a 225/45/17 and a 255/40/17 tires.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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The M68s that were specifically for the M3's were 7.5" all the way around but had a different offset in the rear. So it's possible to have a a set of non-staggered M68's.

But with thise tire sizes I would think this set is staggered since a 245 tire is to wide for a 7.5" rim
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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OEM calls for 225-45-17 Front and 245-40-17 Rears.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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OEM calls for 225-45-17 Front and 245-40-17 Rears.
Sure it's not 255?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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Nope 245 wide in the rear from the factory.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:58 AM   #8
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Nope 245 wide in the rear from the factory.
muy interesante. I've always thought it came with a 255 rear.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #9
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Yup 245-40-17 on the 8.5" rears (non-M)
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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Sweet thanks guys, brought them today. I had a staggered set on my 330 already but i'd never really noticed. They're remarkably light as well, I think they're about 20lbs without tires which is great.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:57 PM   #11
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so double checking. these wheels are staggered. right?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:57 AM   #13
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Hey, funny, I was just posting on another forum (bimmerfest) about these same 17" wheels (style 68) for my 330xi. Yes, I found out AFTER I just bought them that they're in fact staggered with 7.5 width/225s in front and 8.5 width/245s in the back. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good ultra-peformance tire for these wheels??? I drive a bit aggressively, however, don't want the tire to lose all tred after 10k-15k miles. I don't need an all weather tire, and it's more important that it be a bit on the quiet side which is a little more important than having dry traction performance.. Any ideas?? Thanks for any help!
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I'm running 225s ft and 255s rear on my style 68s and they run perfectly fine.
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I'm running 225s ft and 255s rear on my style 68s and they run perfectly fine.
245 or 255 doesn't matter for stock suspension unless you lowered and installed some spacers
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Flipping the coin here... what's the narrowest tire you could run on the rear 68's (i.e. regarding a winter setup)?
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:42 PM   #17
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Flipping the coin here... what's the narrowest tire you could run on the rear 68's (i.e. regarding a winter setup)?
You could throw some 205's or 215's on there for a winter setup but it will be stretched, no need to go any narrower if that is even possible
best bet is to run some 225/45/17's
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #18
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i see this 330xi with 68's , i wonder if they have 4 non staggered 8.5 wheels or it is common in an xi.

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you can run staggered on an xi, it is a factory option in CAN and probably other places
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Did they offer the M68's as a non-staggerred set @ 17x7.5 for all 4 corners? I seem to be getting contradictory info from different threads
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