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    Originally posted by DoctorLondom
    I'm looking to replace the tires on my Ronal LS wheels this spring. Currently, I have BFGoodrich G-Force Sport 205/55R15 tires and I like the look. The tires came with the wheels but the car is never tracked or anything. I'm just looking for a set of decent street tires. I found 2 sets in the same price range:

    Kumho Ecsta 4X 205/55R15
    Kumho Ecsta AST 225/50R15

    Since the G-Force Sports are (apparently) a bit wider than most 205s, I figured I would go for the 225 ASTs, but I'm not sure if they will fit without rubbing or looking silly. The AST is also a pretty old tire.

    Wheels are Ronal LS 15x7.5 ET25. Car is a late model on Bilstein Sports, H&R Sports, and E90 hats. Fenders not rolled or pulled.

    Thanks!
    Both are poor tires, and quite a downgrade from what you have now. I'd suggest sticking to 205/55 and using DZ102 or S.drive tires.

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      Originally posted by 2PointSlow View Post
      I have a set of Work CR01 15x8 +7 (O Disk) on order that I'll be running with 225 Hankook R-S3s. I know you said +20 was ideal but I'd like to hear your thoughts on anyway though I know rolling will be required.

      Should I be concerned with strut clearance? What about caliper clearance?
      Won't clear the bodywork at all, not even close. Acres (too much) strut clearance, caliper clearance is dictated by spokes and manufacturer design not fitment numbers.

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        Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
        Won't clear the bodywork at all, not even close. Acres (too much) strut clearance, caliper clearance is dictated by spokes and manufacturer design not fitment numbers.
        Even with -3 degrees of camber all around?

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          Originally posted by 2PointSlow View Post
          Even with -3 degrees of camber all around?
          Correct. Just too aggressive. They'd work great with 205/50s and the same alignment.

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            Which tire size to get??

            1991 318is

            Just ordered 16x8 et25

            Should I get 225/45r16 or 215/45r16??
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              Originally posted by Wasefi View Post
              1991 318is

              Just ordered 16x8 et25

              Should I get 225/45r16 or 215/45r16??
              3 or 5mm front spacers are necessary. Either of those sizes will work.

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                Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                3 or 5mm front spacers are necessary. Either of those sizes will work.
                You da Man!!! thank you.
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                  So sort of a confusing situation, but you are the man so I thought I would ask. I am soon going to install a machined 5 lug swap that pushes the front out 12mm and has stock E30M3 flanges in the back. I still have H&R ride height, and need to find some 5x120 wheels that are 17" to clear the E46 brakes. I have been trying to do my homework about what will fit, but looking for a pro's opinion:

                  Option 1: 17x8" Style 42's ET20
                  215/40 Front, 235/40 Rear

                  Option 2: 17x8" BBS RC 304 ET 38
                  215/40 Front, 235/40 Rear with 10mm spacer?

                  Option 3: 17x8.5" ACS Type III (ET43 Front) (ET 15 Rear)
                  Unsure of tire size

                  I believe the first two would work, not sure which one is better. The third I believe wouldn't work without pulling/rolling correct?
                  The Lineup in order of appearance:
                  91 535i
                  91 318is 5 Lug/E46M3 Brakes
                  91 325is w/ S52
                  88 Vert Plastic Bumper Swap
                  88 M3 ;D
                  91 325ix 5 speed
                  89 Vert Royalblau Metallic
                  73 2002
                  1986 325es --> is swap Rallycross Car!!
                  1995 Chevy G30 Tow Rig... *I SOLD A CAR!!*
                  1993 525i Granitsilber Metallic Touring

                  Need a 91 M5 bad but wife would shoot me...twice

                  *UPDATE: got a 93 M5 and still alive

                  1972 Jeep Wagoneer
                  1975 2002 five speed

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                    Help

                    I was thinking of purchasing a set off XXR 527 15x8.25 et0 wheels for my '87 eta. They come with 195 50 15 tires, but I'm concerned about how they'll fit. I've done a full suspension overhaul (bushings, control arms, tie rods, etc.) and installed a set of Bilstein B8's and H&R Sport Springs which drop it about 1.3 inches. Does anyone know if I could make it fit or am I just wasting my time?

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                      Originally posted by elcoy View Post
                      So sort of a confusing situation, but you are the man so I thought I would ask. I am soon going to install a machined 5 lug swap that pushes the front out 12mm and has stock E30M3 flanges in the back. I still have H&R ride height, and need to find some 5x120 wheels that are 17" to clear the E46 brakes. I have been trying to do my homework about what will fit, but looking for a pro's opinion:

                      Option 1: 17x8" Style 42's ET20
                      215/40 Front, 235/40 Rear

                      Option 2: 17x8" BBS RC 304 ET 38
                      215/40 Front, 235/40 Rear with 10mm spacer?

                      Option 3: 17x8.5" ACS Type III (ET43 Front) (ET 15 Rear)
                      Unsure of tire size

                      I believe the first two would work, not sure which one is better. The third I believe wouldn't work without pulling/rolling correct?
                      Option 1 - Nope, offset too low. Would be limited to 205/40 front and 215/40 rear, even with a roll.

                      Option 2 - Much better. Should fit like a glove.

                      Option 3 - 15mm front spacers and 205/40s all around. Would sit nice and flush. No go with wider tires.

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                        Originally posted by dericfeiler View Post
                        I was thinking of purchasing a set off XXR 527 15x8.25 et0 wheels for my '87 eta. They come with 195 50 15 tires, but I'm concerned about how they'll fit. I've done a full suspension overhaul (bushings, control arms, tie rods, etc.) and installed a set of Bilstein B8's and H&R Sport Springs which drop it about 1.3 inches. Does anyone know if I could make it fit or am I just wasting my time?
                        Don't do it, they'll be sticking too far outside of the car, especially in front. Try to find something in a +10 offset or numerically higher.

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                          Hello all , I've got wheels ATS R16 7.5J ET35 all around. BMW '87 318i sedan E30 will be dropped 60mm front / rear 55mm springs with MTS. What spacers must be the front and back? now front rim touches the shock absorbers. Maybe 20mm all around? and which tires to buy 215/45? 205/45 or anything all around ? that would be a nice view :) sorry for my spelling mistakes , I am from Lithuania. thank you all for your answers ;)

                          Help me
                          Last edited by mankisss; 03-22-2015, 12:21 PM.

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                            Originally posted by Wasefi View Post
                            1991 318is

                            Just ordered 16x8 et25

                            Should I get 225/45r16 or 215/45r16??
                            I'm after exactly the same setup, but wondering why do you say that we'll need either 3 or 5mm spacers for the front?

                            Is just a matter of preference of how far out you want the wheels to be or there's something else?

                            I want to run 225/45/16 on 16x8 all around, so if I use 5mm front spacers, would I be able to use my existing bolts or I'll need to get longer ones?

                            Thanks
                            Last edited by loshara; 03-21-2015, 05:09 PM.

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                              Hi again,

                              I've looked through your advice regarding 16x8 ET11 and wanted your info for future reference.

                              I already use 205/45 but in the future for the above sized wheels I want to get and say wanted to use 205/50 instead the fenders might need rolling/pulling slightly correct?

                              Thanks again,
                              My old Style 5 Thread / My Swap
                              1991 318IS :bow: 2.5L S14 Swap/BC Coilover suspension/Some new (old) wheels/
                              IS Skirt-Lip/RG Splitter/M-Technic I Spoiler/Dogleg/3.46 Diff/Euro H4 headlights etc.
                              1998 528I (Sold) // 2003 540I ///M Sport

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                                Originally posted by IronFreak View Post
                                I have dtm flares That I'll be using. No rolling involved because I'll cut them out!
                                ^I'm in the same boat!


                                I'm running the Kamotors ultrawides. What is the widest tire (245, 275, or 315) and ideal wheel dimensions width and ET? Looking to run a 17in.

                                Currently running style 5s with 215s and 23mm adapter in the rear and 18mm in the front. I will remain 4x100. 1989 325is. H&R race springs w/billy sports.


                                Thank you for all your help!
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