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Old 05-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Will falken 225/45/zr17 fit my 17 inch rims?
What the z stand for? The model for the tire is ziex 329

Its 2 for $90 85% tread left.

Also, I just bought these 17's with the tires on them but 3 of them are bald and one of them are brand new.. Should I buy 1 new and 2 used or is 3 used alright
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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That's the size I have on the front on my 17" style 68 staggered set. Wheel width 7.5"
So.... Yes if you have the proper offset (ET 41 or so) and width wheels. That is one of the stock sizes for e46.

Z is the speed rating so you are fine there.


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Old 05-08-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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What do you mean proper offset? How can I know Forsure? It's the sport rim for the 325i
Also since one of the tires are new do I have to match the other side with a new tire?
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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This are the rims I got

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Old 05-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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Those don't look staggered, so you only need one size. Ideally, it should be the same brand tire on the same axle, because the car might pull, but at least get one new to match the other and be careful with used tires, there is usually a reason why people take them off the car.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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That ad states "The wheels are 17" X 8" ET47 - Offset is 47 - Bolt Pattern is 5 X 120mm"

They look to be style 119 which are for e46 and are 8" wide. I would think they will work fine but may have a little stretch. I have 7.5" fronts with the same size tire and my side walls are vertical with no stretch (my preference).

I'm checking with my brother who has style 119's on his to see what the proper size would be for that wheel.


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Old 05-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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The new tire is a continental, and the other 3 are falkens. Maybe I should buy 1 new and 1 used since the only 2 of the tires are bald? What is staggered and not, what's the difference?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #8
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When I looked on the tire its said 225/45/r17

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Old 05-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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Staggered meaning different width and offset between front and rear.

119's are not staggered so all 4 tire sizes should be the same.

Mixing new and used tires left to right on the same axle can cause problems with TCS and DSC also.


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Old 05-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #10
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When I looked on the tire its said 225/45/r17
Did all of them have those same numbers?

You want your wear and tread patterns to be matching from one side to another, especially in the rear where mismatched tread or wear can cause problems with your diff. If the one new tire on the set you got is in fact new, at 10/32nds, then I would get one tire to match that one exactly and then get the two used ones for the other two rims. Be sure to check that your tires aren't rotational or asymmetrical, meaning they can only be mounted in one direction... that ill make it hard to cobble together a set. Tire rack has some great articles to learn about tires: http://www.tirerack.com/about/techcenter.jsp
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #11
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I'm buying the set of 4 with tires for 200, and hoping to spend only 150 on tires after that. They all have the same number I think but the falkens might be zr17. So I should buy 1 new and replace 2 of the balds ? How can I find out if it's symettriical or rotational
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I'm buying the set of 4 with tires for 200, and hoping to spend only 150 on tires after that. They all have the same number I think but the falkens might be zr17. So I should buy 1 new and replace 2 of the balds ? How can I find out if it's symettriical or rotational
It depends on which tire it is. It will be printed on the tire or that information should be available from whomever is selling you the tires. Just tell your tire shop what you are trying to do and give them the exact model of the one good tire on the rims.
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225/45 zr17 is the correct OEM size.


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Old 05-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #15
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Thanks hopefully the tire shop can give me a good deal or even buy the set I have on my car now
Cause I'm going from 16 to 17
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #16
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is a tire considered 8/32 considered almost new? is it okay if i buy that? or 7/32?
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Tread depth is different for each type/brand of tire. You will need to do the research on that one.


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Old 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #18
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How can I find this info out? They have tires that I found on Craigslist which are 8/32 for 80-90$
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8/32 means there is about 25% thread left, but sellers make false claims all the time on Craigslist. Then you have to pay for mount and balance.
Buy new tires on sale, they'll pay off on the long run!
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8/32 means there is about 25% thread left, but sellers make false claims all the time on Craigslist. Then you have to pay for mount and balance.
Buy new tires on sale, they'll pay off on the long run!

Actually, most new street tires have 10/32nds of an inch of tread depth when brand new, so a tire at 8/32nds of an inch is barely worn at all!

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