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Old 07-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #21
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I rolled my fenders slightly.
Currently running on 17x8.5 rims from e39 on 235/45/17 tires.
Even that rubs a bit with passengers in the back on a slight bump in the road.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #22
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Too bad I don't have Photoshop at work.. I would've loved to do a mock-up of those 235/70/19's



Edit: nvm, I guess I already did


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Old 07-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #23
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Okay so i just bought some 19' rims thinking they could fit (my friends made it work on their bmw) the have 235/70/19 tires on them, they are only rubbing on the back. I really dont want to take it to a shop to get an alignment done (what most peoples advice is) and i would rather not roll or cut the fenders but i will if thats the only option. Is there any way to stop that tire from rubbing such as adjusting the camber slightly so it tucks in nicely? just adding that this is a 2000 323ci. please let me know what i can do so it stops rubbing.
A 235/70x19 is an astounding 32 inches in diameter, the proper tire for that car dials in at about 25 inches. Your car should not even be able to get out of its own way with such a huge tire, and if it does get started from a stop sign, it should barely be able to get up the hills on the freeway without downshifting. Indeed, with the relative flat power curve of a BMW and the tall gearing of the differential, those tires should keep you in about 3rd gear at freeway speeds.

There is something completely impossible about what you are saying. It is not possible for a tire that it 32 inches in diameter to fit under a 3 Series. You do not have slight rubbing, you have massive rubbing.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #24
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235/70/19 tires ?

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #25
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The point MJ was trying to make is that the people posting about HUGE wheels on their car are ALMOST ALWAYS 1999/2000 323 owners. The oldest most affordable E46s purchased by the youngest guys.
323i (as in sedans) would be correct in regards to that joke. Coupes cost more and have more value than than sedan counterparts. Worth more than some 325i as well.

Obviously OP isn't using 70 series tires, but 19" on coupes is not uncommon.
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my friend has 330 and 265/30/19 in the back no rubbing at all. stuck suspension
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323i (as in sedans) would be correct in regards to that joke. Coupes cost more and have more value than than sedan counterparts. Worth more than some 325i as well.

Obviously OP isn't using 70 series tires, but 19" on coupes is not uncommon.
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my friend has 330 and 265/30/19 in the back no rubbing at all. stuck suspension
i'd love to see/know more about the details of this car.
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my -ness killed the joke. sorry
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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i'd love to see/know more about the details of this car.




I will take some pics when i meet up whit him probably next week or so, I know he have 2001 or 02 330, with hamman PG2 Wheels 245/34/19 and 265/30/19

Don't know the offset of the wheels but probably 8.5 fornts and 9.5 rears with a lil poke on that car, but so far he makes a flush fitment as he saying
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #33
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265/30/19 with the right offset would fit on any CI. That was my first set up dropped on coils, and it never rubbed. The wheels were 9.5" and 19's.
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