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Old 05-20-2005, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The original tires for my 323i (2000) were: 195 65 R15
I bought new tires the same size, but when I came home I realized the installed tires were: 205 60 R15

Is this size is acceptable for my car, or I have to ask for the original size
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 98 318i that has a chart on the drivers door area that shows different tire sizes for rims and their air pressures. As long as there is no rub, why not use them...
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your speedometer might not be as accurate...very minimal tho. your car will also be lower than normal since your sidewall is smaller and your car may look like it is raised up (more fender gap).
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Originally posted by BigStone@May 20 2005, 02:53 PM
The original tires for my 323i (2000) were: 195 65 R15
I bought new tires the same size, but when I came home I realized the installed tires were: 205 60 R15

Is this size is acceptable for my car, or I have to ask for the original size
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You don't have a thing to worry about...Not even the speedometer. At most it will probably be about a half mile an hour difference (if that). You have basically a more expensive tire mounted that will give you a little better stability as it is a border line Low profile. Going from a 65 to a 60 you shouldn't notice a DRAMATIC difference in the height of the car but you are a bit wider though. My suggestion is leave on, you have a better tire.
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