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Old 05-10-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Just recently got a 2002 330i with Sport Package. Everything was all good except the scratched up rims and it desperately needed new tires. Went out and bought new Hankook Ventus V12 225/45R17 for front and 245/40R17 for rear. Now all i need is new rims! As i am new to the rim buying world, what size rims do you guys recommend without having to do any mod?
PS: I know it has 17'' stock staggered rims (?) how big (18,19?) could i go and how wide (8, 8.5,9?)

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Old 05-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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We generally recommend an 18x8.5 or 19x8.5 all around on a sedan with offsets ranging from +35mm to +40mm. Sometimes our sedan customers want to run staggered fitment, so you could run an 18x9.5 or 19x9.5 with an offset of +45mm. We also recommend going with a 235 tire up front and a 255 tire in the rear.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Well i just bought the tires :[ so how big can i go without having to buy new ones?
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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With those tires, I would say you can go as big as about... 17" front and 17" rear.

You can't fit a tire on to a different diameter wheel, it's impossible.

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You can't use those tires on any wheels larger than 17", so you'll have to run those on an 8.5" - 9" wide wheel.
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