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Old 11-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Randomly bought tires...Will they even fit?

Hey All -

Bought a 2003 325Ci a week ago. First BMW (Really first car worth insuring).

I was looking into snow tires since I'm in IL. On a rush, I bought these off Craigslist for $225. Possibly a terrible idea. Did minimal research (saw that my car can fit 225-55-16s) and pulled the trigger. Currently have 205-55* R16s on with all seasons.

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One season Blizzaks
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Rims 17"
For 1997 BMW 540I

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Im throwing them on tonight. Ill post before/after pics.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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Tires are tall, wheels say 17" even though tires are 16" and most wheels off of a five series will have too low of an offset.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:25 AM   #7
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Too low of an offset causing.....Rub? Not fitting at all?
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There is no way you have 205 15 16s on right now. Those would be like rubber bands.

225 55 16s should work fine if you have stock wheels and you are SURE they are 16"
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These are not going to work if you are planning on using those wheels. I dont know how low your car is but I would imagine even a stock height CI will rub with these.
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16" tire on 17" rim? I hope not.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #11
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New picture with comparison added.

I also fixed my 15* - 55* typo.
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