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Old 11-18-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hi have no clue about tires or rims or anything so im just gna say this out. I went on tirerack.com and it says my tires could be 205/55-16 or 225/50-16. I really dont know what that means But i would like new rims so i want to know what rim size I can go with without rubbing or any problems. THank you
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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205 is the width of the tire. 55 is the sidewall size of the tire and the last 2 digit number is the size of the rim to get the complete tire size.

If you're looking for new wheels, might I suggest the 18" CSL wheels for your car. You will want to check out the colors we have (which we have 4!), Silver, Hyperblack, Gunmetal and Matte Black. If you would like a price quote please feel free to send me a PM and I can help out with any additional questions you may have.

If you want a perfect fitment with no rubbing issues here's the wheel and tire package you need!

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Choose your color and a non staggered fitment (it will be the package that doesn't have the word staggered in the title) and that will be the one you want!

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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For your car, you can do a 225/40/18 or a 225/35/19 all around. We recommend an 18x8.5 or 19x8.5 for a square setup that is compatible with the AWD system. We also have a variety of wheel and tire options available so you can purchase a complete package that is mounted, balanced and ready for installation. Here are some styles I would look into:

Velocity Motoring 18" CSL Wheels

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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Is 235 tires possible? Better question what is the maximum tire size can a 325 xi use?
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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Is 235 tires possible? Better question what is the maximum tire size can a 325 xi use?
235/40/18 is what i would recommend for a Xi specifically.

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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so would there be rubbing issue with 19" V710? Cuz I drive a xi as well and kinda loving the V710 =p
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so would there be rubbing issue with 19" V710? Cuz I drive a xi as well and kinda loving the V710 =p
19s don't generally rub on E46s.
The only time they do is if you dump the car AND get tires wider than "normal" - aka 275s or more.

usually most people to go "big" will do 19X9.5s in the back but that's overkill.

Frankly, a good 18 keeps your car in balance and still looks great.

If you are on a budget and don't need/want to pay additional mark up on wheels, here is our line:
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Some of the wheels you might consider are:
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so would there be rubbing issue with 19" V710? Cuz I drive a xi as well and kinda loving the V710 =p
235s all around will be perfectly fine.
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Yes you can go up to a 235/35/19.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #10
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Tom & Nick are both right. No problems at all.

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Will this tire(235/55/18) work with 325 XI? I found a local guy that is selling some BBS RX 206 rim with these tires on it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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That profile is too large for your car, you need a 235/40/18.
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