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Old 01-14-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
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So I picked up some style 96's, need some tire advice...

So I grabbed a set of style 96's (the sport wheels which are 17 by 8 off the newer 325i sport package). So I am trying to figure out what tires I should look at. I am hoping to get a set of tires that will be good on the track, but that I can also run on the street if need arises (if I need to take off my 19's for a few weeks or whatever). I was thinking of just grabbing some kuhmo mx's, which seems to be the new afforable tire that all the autocross guys are swearing by... Any opinions on what size I should run (tire) and what tire? I am running KW VII coils, so don't want to run anything too wide that will rub, what do you guys think I should run?

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Old 01-14-2005, 04:49 AM   #2
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235's all around should be fine. So I guess it would be 235/45 -17
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Kumhos are really good track/street tires. I wouldnt recommend them for everyday but they are very affordable and perform very well. That was going to be my suggestion
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:57 AM   #4
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235's all around should be fine. So I guess it would be 235/45 -17
235/40/17 is a better and closer diameter size to stock 225/45/17 or 245/40/17.

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