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Old 12-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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225x45x18 325xi wagon - tire fitment

I'm new here however I've been driving BMW 745i and Audi Allroad. I just recently sold the audi and just bought a 2003 325xi wagon. I purchased sets of rims and tires (tire size 225x45x18 and rim size is 18x8.5 offset 40).

The rims and tires is now in transit via UPS, for my peace of mind any of you guys have the same set up? Wanted to make sure it will NOT rub in the front and back. Please adviseÖ


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Old 12-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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I have the CSL reps that are 18x8.5 with 225 40 18ís front and back that donít come close to rubbing on Eibach Pro springs. Donít remember the offset of the CSL reps, but you should be ok.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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I hoping NOT to replace or upgrade my suspension, can I leave it the way it is?? with 225x45x18 tires and 18x8.5 rims - it will stick out correct??

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Old 12-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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I would be concerned with possible rubbing up front with 225/45R18.
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I hoping NOT to replace or upgrade my suspension, can I leave it the way it is?? with 225x45x18 tires and 18x8.5 rims - it will stick out correct??

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I only included that to show that mine donít rub with dropped suspension, so stock suspension would be less of a concern. However, Gary would know for sure- what tires did you order?

BTW- I just looked at the variance between 40 and 45 series in the tires I run, and the 45 are an inch larger in diameter. That could be enough to make a difference.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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Thank you guys! Tire size 225x45x18 and rim size is 18x8.5 offset 40 - I'm hoping it will fit rightÖ :-((
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That's taller than I'd recommend for your car. Should be 225/40/18.

You might have some rubbing.
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That's taller than I'd recommend for your car. Should be 225/40/18.

You might have some rubbing.
Same size for a 328i sedan ?
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Yup, same sizing on the sedan as well.
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That's taller than I'd recommend for your car. Should be 225/40/18.

You might have some rubbing.
Yeah... the difference between 225x45 and 225x40 is less than 1 inch or 0.8 inch taller - so I'm hoping it won't be a problem, but IF I have some rubbing do know if will be at front or back or both?? Can I use spacer to fix that??

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Yup, same sizing on the sedan as well.
Explains why I got rid of my 19s way too much rubbing with rear passengers lol
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