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Old 10-13-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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225/45/17 all around?

Can I run 225/45/17s all around on my 01 330Ci Sport package?

Reason I ask is because I can get 4 BFG G-force TA KD 225/45/17 for $220.
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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I believe you need to get new wheels for the back. I asked similar question a while ago and Gary mentioned the 225 shouldn't be on the wheels for 245...if my memory is correct
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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vaio - my track tires on the coupe are 235/40 17s on 17x8 OZ with a 38 or 40 offset and no problems. The wagon is 225/45 on 17x8 BBS with a 38 or 40 offset (I can't remember which wheel is which on offsets), and no issues there either. Both of these wheel / tire combos stick out further than the stock wheels...............The sport package on 325s is 225/45s all around on 17X8s too................

If you're going to stay with the factory sport wheels, you probably need to find another set of 17x 7 1/2s for the rear - I think you'll spread the 225 a bit much on an 8 1/2, but you'll only need one more since that's what your spare is.........
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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Yea my main concern was that the rear rims are too wide. There tires are a good deal but looks like ill have to skip over them.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:35 AM   #5
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You can mount 225/45R17 tires on the rear 8.5" wheels even though they'll look at bit stretched. Many do so for winter tire setups.

Thread about this with some pics here : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=162172
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