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Old 08-04-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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just got a set on 18 x 8.5 wheels and tires that are 245 40 18. the place i ordered them from promise they will fit but im thinking they wont...going on a 2002 325i with sport package. what do u guys think? thanks
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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just got a set on 18 x 8.5 wheels and tires that are 245 40 18. the place i ordered them from promise they will fit but im thinking they wont...going on a 2002 325i with sport package. what do u guys think? thanks

Wow... Its going to be very close if it does clear. Likely will rub in cornering or with people in the car.
225/40R18 is more appropriate. 235/40R18 works in most cases, but I've even had some report a slight rub with 235/40R18.

I am a bit shokced that a place would *promise* 245/40R18 to fit with no probs...
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245/40/18 is about 3% too tall in diameter. In addition to any clearance issues, you might notice the lack of acceleration due to loss of gearing.
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