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Old 05-23-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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Can i see pics of 19 inch rims with tires that fit e46 sedan?

A set of 19" rims with 255/40 in rear and 235/45 in front.

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The wheel bible:

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

says the offsets are in the ballpark. Might need spacers though, given the width of the wheels.

The tire sizes will absolutely not fit. You're looking at around a 3" diameter difference between those wheels and the OEM pieces. For 19" wheels you'll need an aspect ratio of around 30, which means the tires will effectively be rubber bands around the wheels, which will trash your ride, handling and suspension in short order. There are better choices.
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It is HIGHLY recommended to NOT run a staggered set of tires on an xi. I realized the size difference isn't much but I would really reconsider.

Here is a size comparison: https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r19-235-45r19
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Sorry for the late reply. But, I have fitted these rims on and they do not rub. I will switch next week to 255/30 in rear. And 235/30 up front. These will be summer wheels.


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Im getting new tires and the fronts are 19x8.5 and rears 19x9. Any suggestions???


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Sorry for the late reply. But, I have fitted these rims on and they do not rub. I will switch next week to 255/30 in rear. And 235/30 up front. These will be summer wheels.


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Thats a -1.6% difference...dont do it. You want to stay within +1% at max. For example on my xi im staggered with 255/35/18 rear and 225/40/18 front a +0.4% diameter difference so im good. No problems at all.

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Old 06-19-2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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So i changed all the tires to 235/35/19 and it is night and day with ride quality. Thank you for all the input


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