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    Tire size for IX basket weaves??

    Have a set of baskets (5) that NEED new rubber. 195/65r15 is on them now. Going to go with General AltiMax should I just go with the size that was on them or something else? 205/??R15??

    I should include these were included as an extra set when I bought the car and I haven't put them on because the rubber is so old. I'm basically going off past owners word they are indeed IX rims. Where are these marked so I can make sure they are ET41 (stock ix wheels)?

    Picture is only marks I could find but no "ET??" only and "E41" mark, is that the right one?
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    #2
    That looks correct.

    The stock tire size is 205/55-15. Since tires in that size have basically disapeared, we have 195/60-15 as the closest thing to correct. 195/65-15 is oversized and may look a little weird and/or rub over big bumps/inside the fender wells (although folks have reported that it works fine).
    2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD LBZ/Allison
    2002 BMW M3 Alpinwei▀/Black
    1999 323i GTS2 Alpinwei▀
    1995 M3 Dakargelb/Black
    - S50B32/S6S420G/3.91
    1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
    1989 M3 Alpinwei▀/Black

    Hers: 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Black/Black
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      #3
      225/50R15 also works if you can find anything in that size, another is 205/50R15. Basically there's not much exactly the same as stock - either a little over or a little undersized.
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        #4
        Originally posted by nando View Post
        225/50R15 also works if you can find anything in that size, another is 205/50R15. Basically there's not much exactly the same as stock - either a little over or a little undersized.
        Toyo RA-1s do make good summer tires!
        2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD LBZ/Allison
        2002 BMW M3 Alpinwei▀/Black
        1999 323i GTS2 Alpinwei▀
        1995 M3 Dakargelb/Black
        - S50B32/S6S420G/3.91
        1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
        1989 M3 Alpinwei▀/Black

        Hers: 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Black/Black
        Hers: 1988 325iX Coupe Diamantschwartz/Black 5spd

        sigpic

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          #5
          Those are the correct ET41 offset ix weaves.

          I run Kumho 205/55R15's as an all-season cruiser tire. That one is about all that is available for an all-season tire in the stock size.

          There are a few more choices for summer tires in the same stock size.
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          1987 325es M52 - Schwarz / Taurus Red Sport (son #2's)
          1987 325is - Delphin / Black Sport (son #3's)
          1987 325i Convertible - Triple Black
          1989 325iX Coupe - Diamondschwarz / Black Comfort
          1990 325iX Coupe - Sterling Silver / Grey Sport

          1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2000 - Green / Tan
          1998 Volvo V70 GLT - White / Tan
          1998 Volvo S70 T5 manual - White / Taupe
          2001 Ford Windstar - Silver / Grey (parts hauler)
          2006 Lexus GX470 - White / Tan (tow rig)

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            #6
            Thanks everyone for the confirmations.

            As for tires definitely looking for an all season, this IX will pull most of it┬’s driving duty in the winters of Wisconsin. Eventually I might get a dedicated summer tire for the other set of rims but that┬’ll have to wait.

            I┬’ve heard good things about the general altimaxs and they are decently priced with a rebate currently. So deciding between 195/60r15, 195/65r15 and 205/60r15 it looks like as my closest options
            Last edited by fnf01; 03-12-2019, 07:19 PM.

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              #7
              Dunlop direzza 205/55r15

              Iĺm running Dunlop direzza v rated which are the original spec I believe, 205/55r15
              1989 325iX
              SF, CA

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                #8
                I like the idea of the 225 50 15 tires. Any other specific tires recommended?

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