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Old 10-13-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Uh-Oh...Did I Screw Up? Please Provide Your Input~

Hi All,

I just ordered a set of tires for my '02 330ci w/ sport package. The stock rear tires are 245/40-17 but I went ahead and ordered 225/45-17 all around, which are the stock front size.

Now I'm tripping because of an earlier post that did not recommend putting 225-45's on the rear.

Did I just postively screw myself? Will they not fit on the rear? Could anyone explain the con's to having them on the rear?

Many thanks for your input
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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w3rd. stop crying !! rubber is pliable & can stretch.. it ain't metal!! 225/45/17 can fit fine on 8.5 rear rims.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:12 AM   #4
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right on~ thanks guys. good to know i can use the tires, thanks for the reassurance.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:35 PM   #5
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Do you have M68 (sport) rims?
You can fit them, but they will look funny. If I were you, I'd try returning them for a correct size, even if it cost me a restocking fee.
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