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Old 02-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Staggered "Tuning Fork"

Which Staggered setup of tires would be best for these rims... They claim to be M5 Tuning Fork, so I suppose they're mighty wide...

Rims are 8'' wide
Standard 72.5mm bore
ET offset 38

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Which Staggered setup of tires would be best for these rims... They claim to be M5 Tuning Fork, so I suppose they're mighty wide...

Rims are 8'' wide
Standard 72.5mm bore
ET offset 38

I have a 325Ci



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What is the diameter of the wheel?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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They're 18"s

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Which Staggered setup of tires would be best for these rims... They claim to be M5 Tuning Fork, so I suppose they're mighty wide...

Rims are 8'' wide
Standard 72.5mm bore
ET offset 38

I have a 325Ci


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They are only 8" wide!

225/40/18 all around if the rims are same width all around, and you said they are 8" so 225 it is. No need to stagger tires on non staggered rims. Its stupid and a waste of money.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yeah I suppose since the rims are all same same width then going staggered would unneccesary...
But then again say would 225/40/18 on the front and 255/35/18 fit on the back ...

Just wondering if the 8" fits on both 225 and 255(245?) ...

Thanks for the help, this would narrow down my tire and rim choices for this upcomming summer

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haha im serious here, I'm just unsure about the right fit

To sum it up, would an 8" rim fit both 225's and 245's ?

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To sum it up, would an 8" rim fit both 225's and 245's ?
Yes. But you should put a 225 on an 8" rim.

If it fits doesnt mean it belongs there
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If you take a look in for example Continental Tires Technical Data Book; 245s are generally recommended for atleast 8" wide wheels, but are minimum (7,5" seems to be accepted with higher profiles, probably suited for SUVs and similar) The range seems to be 8" to 9,5" for 245mm and 7,5" to 9" for 225s.

-> http://www.conti-online.com/generato...atabook_cz.pdf (middle 50s pages)

Based on that, 245s (245/35 ?) will fit on the wheels but still at the minimum* wheel width recommendation.

(*That is how I interpret the info in the tables)
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255/35R18 is not a good fitment at all for an 8" wheel. 245/35R18 can be mounted safely on an 18X8 wheel.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #11
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Thanks @Gary and @fan

I have an option with these for 17" aswell ... Whats the best aggressive tire setup to go along?

And whats really the difference you guys see between 17" and 18" other than the price I guess...

-I believe 17" dont have much tire sizes to offer compared to 18"s
-Im not looking anywhere into the 19", not that they do not look great but that you have to give in ride comfort for them

Gonna look thru the board now and see if any have made 17" look right.
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