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Old 10-29-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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blizzaks on an xi.. will this work?

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so my local indy is the man. he's always helping me out when i need and when he heard that i needed winters he said he had a set from a 323 (i think) that he was going to put onto my car.

i figured that it might not work but since he suggested it, hey, wth, it might work.

i came in today. 4 blizzaks wb50's on steel rims. unfortunately they didn't fit. the rims hit the brake calipers. i think they are 15's? it's freezing rain out so i'm too lazy to check. the picture doesn't help enough. looked good on phone, crappy on monitor.

is there any way i can make these tires fit on my car? i'm willing to spend some money and pick up cheap rims, but will i run into the same issue?

all help is appreciated.

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Old 10-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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if the tires are made for a 15" rim then thats all they will go on. so no it wont fit your car.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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i have the tires and rims.. i was wondering if another set of 15 inch rims will fit the xi.. that way i can pop these tires onto there.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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on a 325 probably not, 16's are probably the smallest you can go. do some searching, check realoem they will tell you if they even sold 15's for a 325.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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Correct. I haven't seen any 15" wheels that fit the brakes on a 325i .
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15s on a 325 might be a no go, like Gary I'm not seeing any options lower than a 16 from the factory. Just out of curiosity does the wheel strike the caliper face but have clearance which would allow the wheel to spin around the caliper and rotor? If so in theory spacers could push the wheel out further giving clearance for the calipers face.




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thanks folks.

ecs, i talked to your boy jon about a few things i wanted. he only responded with price quote on one thing and didn't answer my other questions. he asked me if he could assist me in any other way and i responded with the same questions again with no response. any idea what's up?

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