Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

ASK ALL WHEEL/TIRE FITMENT QUESTIONS HERE - The Official Wheel/Tire Fitment Thread

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    What does it take to clear 16x8 +20 / 16x9 +15 on a 91? H&R race springs.
    91 318is - Gone
    16 VW GTI
    07 Aprilia Tuono

    Comment


      I'm about to pull the trigger on ESM 002r 16x8 ET20 all around, but i'm uncertain on the tire selection.
      My car is an 89' coupe on IE stg3 race springs/Bilstein sports. I want to minimize stretch (205/45 on an 8" wide wheel still looks OK to my eyes and doesn't seem unsafe, but it's at the limit IMO). I also need enough sidewall to handle the rough roads in WI. How big of a tire can I fit? What's the typical tire for these wheel/suspension specs with disregard to potholes?

      Comment


        17x7.5 et20, what tire size recommended? some people told me 215-40/17, others 225-45/17. I have 91 325 on billies and H&R sports...

        Comment


          17x9.5 17x11 et-13 all around. (negative offset) how much will it stick out?

          Comment


            If I wanted to run e38 Style 5s (filled and redrilled), 16x8 et23, what else would I need to make it work? Do I need 10mm spacers? Do I need to pull any fenders? I want to achieve the same look as the April COTM, Neil's e30.

            Comment


              Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
              Neither would fit as the wheel is so far out. You need an undersized tire. 185/55 or 195/50 max.
              Funnily enough, I checked the original et on the wheels, and it's actually 30, not 20.

              That leaves my final et coming out to 12f and 10r with the spacers I'm interested in.

              Would 185/65 now work in this case with a roll?

              Comment


                1991 318is, H&R pro or race. Willing to do minor fender rolling. I want the most tire possible.

                Questions:

                1. Can I run Continental race slicks sized 225/40/17 all around (these run wide…near 245 width)? If so-what width/offset 17 (they run square-ish on 8-9” wheels).

                2. I want to run the most street tire on n 16s or 17’s. What sizes/offsets to get most tire with my setup.

                Thanks!
                '95 E34 540i 6 speed dd'd and tracked with mods
                '88 E24 635CSI 5 speed dd'd and tracked with mods
                '91 E30 318is 5 speed...soon to be turboed

                Comment


                  ASK ALL WHEEL/TIRE FITMENT QUESTIONS HERE - The Official Wheel/Tire Fitment T...

                  General knowledge question, what is the size difference between a 205/40/17 and a 215/40/17 in terms of sidewall size. I am pretty low on coilovers and don't want to rub on the back. Anyone with this setup have knowledge?
                  Youtube channel is up!-->According2Valentine

                  Your signature picture has been removed since it contained the Photobucket "upgrade your account" image.
                  If lucky, the E36 will die peacefully, in its natural habitat, and be given the prestigious honor of donating its parts to an E30
                  Originally posted by J3M93
                  This guy delivers, you are a boss

                  Comment


                    Originally posted by Schwarz3 View Post
                    General knowledge question, what is the size difference between a 205/40/17 and a 215/40/17 in terms of sidewall size. I am pretty low on coilovers and don't want to rub on the back. Anyone with this setup have knowledge?
                    4mm

                    The numbers tell you what the sidewall side is. For example the 40 stands for 40% of the width. So a 205/40 has a sidewall width of 82mm (205mm times 40% (0.40)), and a 215/40 has a sidewall width of 86mm (215mm times 40% (0.40).
                    '95 E34 540i 6 speed dd'd and tracked with mods
                    '88 E24 635CSI 5 speed dd'd and tracked with mods
                    '91 E30 318is 5 speed...soon to be turboed

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by Jonnywachter View Post
                      im looking into a set of 16x9 +6 with a 245/35/16 tire, i want a meaty fitment but will this sit flush with the fender and clear the strut?
                      Won't fit at all, too aggressive on the fender.

                      Comment


                        Originally posted by nerdydorkus View Post
                        Help! How will this fit:

                        15x7 et 10? Will i need a fender roll?
                        Fits fine with a 205/50.

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by RedReplicant View Post
                          What does it take to clear 16x8 +20 / 16x9 +15 on a 91? H&R race springs.
                          205/45 all around, rear fender roll

                          Comment


                            Originally posted by ajD4bmw View Post
                            I'm about to pull the trigger on ESM 002r 16x8 ET20 all around, but i'm uncertain on the tire selection.
                            My car is an 89' coupe on IE stg3 race springs/Bilstein sports. I want to minimize stretch (205/45 on an 8" wide wheel still looks OK to my eyes and doesn't seem unsafe, but it's at the limit IMO). I also need enough sidewall to handle the rough roads in WI. How big of a tire can I fit? What's the typical tire for these wheel/suspension specs with disregard to potholes?
                            Get 205/50s.

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by Yonkers320is View Post
                              17x7.5 et20, what tire size recommended? some people told me 215-40/17, others 225-45/17. I have 91 325 on billies and H&R sports...
                              215/40. 225/45 does not fit.

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by Edirtyy808 View Post
                                17x9.5 17x11 et-13 all around. (negative offset) how much will it stick out?
                                About 1.5" past the fender in the front and 2.5" past the rears. Very ugly.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X