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Old 02-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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I Have A 2000 323ci Convertible,I Want vTo Put On 18x8 Rims,So what Size Tire Should I Use,I Have All Stock Suspension?
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provided offsets of the rims are acceptable either a 225/40 or a 235/40 tire is what you want.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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225-235 tires front and rear should work.
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provided offsets of the rims are acceptable either a 225/40 or a 235/40 tire is what you want.
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The Offset is 35,would I Notice Any Difference Between 17 Or 18,Some Say The 18 Would Be A Rough Ride? What Do The People that Run 18 Say?
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18 is definitely rougher than 16 (summer and winter setups) but not unbearably so. I'm lowered on an H&R touring cup kit and that firmed things up more ( I did run a year with the 18s on stock suspenion, non-sport, too). I wouldn't worry about going to 18s, that said I'd never run 19s, too expensive for tires and likelihood of damaging wheels goes up big time.

Your offset of 35 is great. 225/40 is closest to stock, 235/40 will be a bit more meaty but will also give you a wider contact patch and 4mm more sidewall if you're concerned a lot about ride quality or have terrible roads, will also likely protect the rim slightly more. Either way you'll be fine.
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First.. You should stop talking like you don't know how to use capital letters.
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There's not going to be a huge noticeable difference in ride quality. With the right tire sizing the ride shouldn't seem very rough at all.
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the hate is strong with this one . hes from outta country man
Dude, he's from Canada, so am I... notice my use of capital letters? You shouldn't call someone out for grammar and spelling on a forum but I can understand why he did it... that use of capital letters is just plain weird. Being from the east coast of Canada shouldn't buy you any slack unless you're a Newfie.
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haha i always though nova scotia was super far like in europe . never knew it was part of Canada
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^ why the rest of the world thinks the US is ignorant. Suggest long term doing research before jumping to unfounded conclusions. Google is your friend my friend.
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