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Old 04-12-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need some help 16x7 et20

I need some help with figuring this out. Ive tried searching up and down.

I have BMW style 29, 16x7 et20, currently they still have the stock tires from an E39 5-series (225/55/16). Right now they rub in the front and rear. If i reduce the size to the std e46 tire size (205/55/16) would this minimize or stop rubbing on all corners?

The car is a 99 328i Sedan. THANKS!

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Yes, going to a 205/55 will definitely help out a lot. The sidewall height will decrease and lower the chances of rubbing during compression. Though the offset is still off for an E46, you can get away with it...

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What width would make the sidewall flush with a 16x7 rim?
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What width would make the sidewall flush with a 16x7 rim?
205 is a perfect width for a 7" wheel.

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Thanks for all your help, You're awesome!
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Those 5 series wheel are also not hub centric to your car, so you may get some vibration problems at highway speeds.
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