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Old 08-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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staggard tires for 17" e46 325Ci

Hello,

I just got my BMW and I happen to fail my state inspection because of my (R) rear tire. All my tires are different brands so I'm planning on buying 4 new tires as opposed to just buying the tires in question.

My current setup:
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http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...=68&Series=E46

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245/40/17 all around (I don't know why the previous owner had a 245 on a 7.5" wheel...)


My questions are:
Can I get away with a staggard of (F) 235/40/17 (R) 245/40/17?

If not then, will a (F) 225/45/17 (R) 245/45/17 work?

I basically want a staggard setup with the best grip while still maintaining my stock alignment. I don't like the profiles being different sizes hence my desire of the same profile.

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Old 08-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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I would go with the standard 225/45/17 all around setup. That way you can rotate tires. If you want the staggered look just add 10mm spacer in the back and start saving up for nicer wheels.
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I would go with the standard 225/45/17 all around setup. That way you can rotate tires. If you want the staggered look just add 10mm spacer in the back and start saving up for nicer wheels.
225 aren't for me. I love hitting corners and that is too small a size for me. I'm going to check the width of my wheels when I get home and decide a tire size off of that.

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225 aren't for me. I love hitting corners and that is too small a size for me. I'm going to check the width of my wheels when I get home and decide a tire size off of that.

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Well, you didn't say anything about performance You can go to 245/40/17 on all corners but that's probably maximum the 7.5 inch rim can take.
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Well, you didn't say anything about performance You can go to 245/40/17 on all corners but that's probably maximum the 7.5 inch rim can take.
Actually 8" is the minimum width recommended for a 245/40/17 wheel. I would do a 235 as the max width OP.

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Thanks all for reading and posting. I ended up with the stock config: (F) 225/45 (R) 245/40
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