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Old 01-24-2005, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to put these tires on my stock 4 door 1994 BMW 325i...... 235/40/17....are they too wide, or would they fit fine?
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with a 225 like the manual says... atleast in the front.. they will be great in the rear if thats what you want...

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i am about to buy 4 wheels this size and would really like to know if they would fit before i buy them...i know the manual says 225, but would 235 fit?
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Yes.. they will fit... but at the stops they will rub in the front...

Meaning if you turn your wheels to the rack stop.. they will rub against the inner plastic gaurds..

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I am rolling on 225's all around, it is plenty wide.
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I am rolling on 225's all around, it is plenty wide.
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I had 235 40 r17 on my 320 when i bought it second hand. took it to the local fitters for new rubbers and found the fronts were split badly on the inner side walls (tyres were bf goodridge). Spoke to the guys there and they all said the same thing, 235 is just too large. The cross pressure of turning, especially hard, caused the sidewalls to expand hitting the suspension and rubbing through. 225 is the maximum you should put on the front.
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thanks everyone, thats exactly what i needed to know.
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If you really want to know... I have 235s in the front.. and 265s in the rear...

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