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#1 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 08:15 AM
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my friend just got a 1999 323i. it has the stock 195/60/15 on it now. how wide can he go on that rim without rubbing?
he isnt ready to new rims on yet but need to change the tires asap.
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On my E46 328i, I've got the 16" forked wheels. They came from the factory with 205mm tires, but are able to handle 225mm. In the wheel well, you can go as high as 235mm in the front and 255mm in the back, of course on different rims. If your buddy's got his E46 car manual on him, tell him to check in it, it tells you exactly what you need to know through a tire size chart somewheres in the middle i think.

I really don't know how wide you can go on THAT 15in rim. Rather small, but rubbing shouldn't really be a problem if the front wells can handle up to 235mm and upgrading from a 195mm to a 205mm shouldn't rub it. Then again, I'm no mechanic.

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thanks for the info.

what tire size do most people run on those stock 15" wheels?
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From what i remeber from my first car (1989 Mercedes 190E 2.6) with 15" wheels, the standard size was 185/65, got a larger size to 195/60's. It's say that was about it.

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