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Old 12-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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03 325ci, wheel/tire upgrade

Hey everyone I need your expert advice, my car stock was 205/55-16. I just got a great deal on 18" rims and tires. Running 225/40-18 front and 245/35-18 rears, will these fit with no problems, my car does sit lower then my friends 325I by 1"
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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Not enough information.

The short answer is, yes those tire will fit with no problems. The caveat is whether the offset of the wheels is low and/or the width is wide.

If the wheels are 8x18, 8.5 x18, with an offset (ET) of 41, then you are good to go. If the width is too wide or the ET is too low, or both, then you can have issues with the tires and the fenders running into each other.

Your idea is a good one, there are some details that might make it difficult to implement.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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18x8 40mm offset, back spacing 6.02" with 225/40-18 front. 18x9.5 40mm offset, back spacing 6.81" 245/35-18 rears...
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