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Old 12-29-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Will these fit???

I am looking at putting the following rims and tires on my 05' 325i Sport Pkg:

Will they fit???

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19X8.5 Rims
235/35ZR19 Rubber

Back:

19X9.5 Rims
245/35ZR19

I have the stock Sport suspension on the car and don't want to have to make any changes yet. I definitely don't want to have to roll the fender lips either...

Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Ten "cents"

245 is not enough for a 9.5 wheel. Go 255 (another ten centimaters.

Some will suggest 265, but you may need to roll your fenders depending upon offset.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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would 245/35/19 fit the front on said car?
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:34 PM   #4
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would 245/35/19 fit the front on said car?
235.
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:40 PM   #5
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I understand about the sizes...however, will the rims and tires (245 rear) fit in the wheel wells without rolling them?

Tire Rack recommends the 245's for the 19X9.5 rims I am looking at...

Thanks for the replies in advance...

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Old 12-29-2006, 11:11 PM   #6
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255 will fit the rear... but you would have to roll them if you actually carry people in the back.

Personally...I would go 255s and just roll the fender.
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:08 AM   #7
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Offset offset offset

I answered your qustion as stated, so not sure why the followup. Nonetheless, you should know the offset of your wheels. If they are offset 40+ in rear you will not have any troubling rubbing with 245s or 255s, althoiugh I already answered your questions about 245s.

265s will liely rub with more passengers or if you later lower the car.
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:39 AM   #8
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Thanks for the answers...I appreciate your expertise on here.

SKIPII...wasn't trying to piss you off. I just didn't decipher your response to say that they wouldn't run...the only thing you really said (please re-read it) was that I shouldn't go with 245's on the rear.

Again, thanks for the replies...I appreciate everyones experience with the E46 as this is the first time I have ventured into doing any modification to the car.

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Old 12-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #9
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go with 265's looks badasss...and once you roll you will have no problems
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I beg to differ about the 265s

265s will work fine on COUPES... like you guys have.

he has a sedan which has slightly less room in the wheel wells. Like I said before, go with 255s. Best compromise I cant think of.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice gentlemen...

Have a good New Year!

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Those tires seem a bit wide for your car. I wouldn't go anything wider than a 225 and 255.
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