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Old 05-03-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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Just thought I'd post, since there were alot of threads asking about these size combos.

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Old 05-03-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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Just thought I'd post, since there were alot of threads asking about these size combos.

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Thanks for that I'm also going to find a pic of 225's on 9" to post sometime this week hopefully.
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Any problems running 225/45/17 on the 8.5" rims? I am looking at the BBS RA at Tirerack and they only come 17x8.5. Did you consider putting 245/40s on the rear (like the 330 sport package)?

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Any problems running 225/45/17 on the 8.5" rims? I am looking at the BBS RA at Tirerack and they only come 17x8.5. Did you consider putting 245/40s on the rear (like the 330 sport package)?

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Old 05-05-2004, 01:13 PM   #6
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Just thought I'd post, since there were alot of threads asking about these size combos.

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Here are 3 good reasons why you SHOULD NOT put 225mm tires on an 8.5" wheel.......
1. the wheel lip sticks out past the tire
2. you get chips and dings on the wheel lip because the tire does not guard the lip..
3. looks like crapola... And BTW you will never see the wheel lip stick out past the tire on any oem BMW rim...
IMO, 225's belong on an 8" wheel and 235-255's belong on an 8.5" wheel..
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:42 PM   #7
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Here are 3 good reasons why you SHOULD NOT put 225mm tires on an 8.5" wheel.......
1. the wheel lip sticks out past the tire
2. you get chips and dings on the wheel lip because the tire does not guard the lip..
3. looks like crapola... And BTW you will never see the wheel lip stick out past the tire on any oem BMW rim...
IMO, 225's belong on an 8" wheel and 235-255's belong on an 8.5" wheel..

1. Doesn't stick out that much to really draw attention to it.
2. Like you aren't going to be careful with new rims anyway. If you are going to fly into curbs, you shouldn't have bought rims.
3. IMO it doesn't look that bad. I actually like it. I don't like when the tire bulges at the bottom... it always looks flat. With this size, it looks tight! And if I wanted to look OEM I wouldn't have went aftermarket, but since we here like to change the look of OEM we do, so that didn't make sense to me.

But we are all entitled to our opinions, and I respect all comments and criticisms. I actually like when people disagree... if we all agreed on everything we wouldn't need a message board!

Anyone else with 225s on 8.5 please post. And I'm really interested to see the 225s on a 9" rims, Gary.

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1. Doesn't stick out that much to really draw attention to it.
2. Like you aren't going to be careful with new rims anyway. If you are going to fly into curbs, you shouldn't have bought rims.
3. IMO it doesn't look that bad. I actually like it. I don't like when the tire bulges at the bottom... it always looks flat. With this size, it looks tight! And if I wanted to look OEM I wouldn't have went aftermarket, but since we here like to change the look of OEM we do, so that didn't make sense to me.

But we are all entitled to our opinions, and I respect all comments and criticisms. I actually like when people disagree... if we all agreed on everything we wouldn't need a message board!

Anyone else with 225s on 8.5 please post. And I'm really interested to see the 225s on a 9" rims, Gary.

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Very well said. Although this is sort of controversial, I'm more wth dropkick323i.


kyle808 has some good points about curbing, so one must be more careful with this setup.

Many aggressive fitments and 'euro-aggressive' applications run sizes that have the wheel lip right out flush or even sticking out slightly more than the wheel. Guys running 255/35R18 on 10" wheels are in the same boat. Some dont' like this look, but a lot of guys think its To each his own!

I'll snap a shot of my 225/40R18 mounted on 18X9 SSR GT1's and post them when I have a chance. I'll get 255/35R18s to mount on them later, after I get a chance to roll my rear fenders a bit further. But for now they mounted up just fine, are within the recommended rim width range given by the tire manufacturer, and don't look bad at all IMO.
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:54 PM   #10
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I bought 235 just because I didnt want it to look short on my 18x8.5
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1. Doesn't stick out that much to really draw attention to it.
2. Like you aren't going to be careful with new rims anyway. If you are going to fly into curbs, you shouldn't have bought rims.
3. IMO it doesn't look that bad. I actually like it. I don't like when the tire bulges at the bottom... it always looks flat. With this size, it looks tight! And if I wanted to look OEM I wouldn't have went aftermarket, but since we here like to change the look of OEM we do, so that didn't make sense to me.

But we are all entitled to our opinions, and I respect all comments and criticisms. I actually like when people disagree... if we all agreed on everything we wouldn't need a message board!

Anyone else with 225s on 8.5 please post. And I'm really interested to see the 225s on a 9" rims, Gary.

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My comments were not directed twoards you personally.. My comments were made because I had 225's on 18x8.5 Breytons and I experienced those problems with mine.. I have the chips and nicks on the wheel lips to prove it and the damage wasn't from curb rash because I don't park against curbs. I don't live in NYC. I kept telling myself that the setup LOOKED OK (I was in denial), but many people told me just the opposite.. Even the Service Mgr at the BMW dealer made comment about them.. So now I have 235x40 RE750's with great rim bar protectors and my problem is solved... Sorry if you took the original post the wrong way...
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:26 PM   #13
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My comments were not directed twoards you personally.. My comments were made because I had 225's on 18x8.5 Breytons and I experienced those problems with mine.. I have the chips and nicks on the wheel lips to prove it and the damage wasn't from curb rash because I don't park against curbs. I don't live in NYC. I kept telling myself that the setup LOOKED OK (I was in denial), but many people told me just the opposite.. Even the Service Mgr at the BMW dealer made comment about them.. So now I have 235x40 RE750's with great rim bar protectors and my problem is solved... Sorry if you took the original post the wrong way...

Nah man, no hard feelings here. I didn't think they were directed at me personally. Like I said, I enjoy critisism, good, bad, or opinion.

I will definately watch to see what happens with my rim lips, but so far, so good... except for the two bent ones I got hitting a pothole... damn roads. I am now being very careful, and will def. throw my stocks on in Winter. I was dissapointed that after I spent money on Hamanns they bent! I have to find a place in Chi-Town to fix them up for me. My friend has 18x8.5 Hamann HM2s on 225s for well over a year, and he has had no problem with chips/scratches. That's why I opted for the 225s.

Glad to hear your problem is solved... I'd be pissed if my rims started chipping on me. And was def pissed when they bent!!! I went with 17's cause I thought I'd have more tire to protect from bends... wrong! And if I went with 235/40 17s I'd have less sidewall, and 235/45 would be too tall... so we'll see what happens. You can check out my bent ones at http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=162168

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Damn bro! That's straight P.I.M.P.!!! What wheels are those! They fit your color perfect! I love the dark center with silver lip... good choice

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225/40R18 BFG KDW2's on 18X9 SSR Gt1.

I'm moving up to 255/35r18 after I get my rear lips rolled out a bit further, so this is only temporary, but I'm posting this pic to demonstrate how 225/40R18 works on 9" wheels .
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Hey, if we don't bring back that whole mini-truck fad, we can at least bring back the wheel/tire part, right? Right?? Right???



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After looking at the pics I think imma go 235/40 18
My only concern is will a 10mm difference (225 vs 235) be noticeable as far as steering feel (ie heavier)? And to a lesser extent, will the wider tire have an effect on gas mileage?
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After looking at the pics I think imma go 235/40 18
My only concern is will a 10mm difference (225 vs 235) be noticeable as far as steering feel (ie heavier)? And to a lesser extent, will the wider tire have an effect on gas mileage?

I can say that after putting on my Hamanns my mpg went down. I was getting about 17.8 now I get 16.5-16.9. Now I drive only city miles of stop and go.

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