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Old 10-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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235/55/17 tires fit on a 330ci?

There are some 17 inch 330xi rims with 235 55 17 snow tires on craigslist for a good price. The seller says he had these on a '10 x3 and they won't fit on my 330ci. Is he correct?

They are stock rims so probably 17x8 and 40 mm offset?
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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He's correct. That's a big size increase, almost guaranteed to rub even on stock suspension.

225/45-17 has a 25.0" overall diameter, 235/55-17 has a 27.2" OD, that's an 8.8% increase in OD.
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Oh geez, thanks a lot for the quick reply.
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bump. Can anyone confirm whether this size will fit without rubbing? I got a great price on a set of these, but I think they came off a seven series and frankly they look like truck tires. Should I resell or try my luck and throw them on?
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Read above, they WILL NOT fit.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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bump. Can anyone confirm whether this size will fit without rubbing? I got a great price on a set of these, but I think they came off a seven series and frankly they look like truck tires. Should I resell or try my luck and throw them on?
235/55R17 is much too tall for a 323i.
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