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Old 09-25-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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E30 Wheel Size

What is the highest/best wheel size I can put on various E30's depending on model and year? I was told 15" and 16" pretty much okay, and that a 17" will fit on ...(?) if it's a particular year because of more flare in the fenders. I wish I had taken notes, because I no longer remember the entire conversation.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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you can fit 17's in there with 205 45-17's but i would stick with 16's still with 205's.
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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You can do 17s with a 215/45/17, thats what im running im pretty sure if I had 225s I would have rubbing issues.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:04 PM   #4
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15's fit perfectly, IMO. 17's will fit though, 18's you'll probably need to delete your fenders.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:54 AM   #5
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I am pretty sure that I have 17's..I can check the tire size when I finally get my car back..
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Old 09-30-2006, 05:44 AM   #6
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heard a lot saying 16's are the best to go for although the standard 15's were designed for the car. I'm using 17's and havent really had an issue with them rubbing etc. Plus they look better in 17's. Depends what you get.
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:25 AM   #7
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Tire Rack.com offers a good upgrade conversion chart
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:28 PM   #8
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Ok..so I got my car back last night and my tires are 215/40/17.

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:58 PM   #9
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front 8x17 and 10x17 rear can be done, have at look at my old e30





more pics http://www.bilgalleri.dk/html/gal_visbil.asp?ID=24565
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #10
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did you roll the fenders? those are some big wheels!
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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yes i did roll the fenders a little bit, but i havn't had any problem with my wheels hitting the fenders course hard suspension
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