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    235 or 245 or 255

    Decision time in which tire size to get for my 17x8 et20 M-system wheels.

    My current size is 235/45. I wanted to go a bit thicker, and was thinking of getting 245/45. Any pics of anyone running this size? or even 255/40?

    Below is the difference in size comparison of the 2 sizes:
    Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
    235/45-17 4.2in 12.7in 25.3in 79.6in 796 0.0%
    245/45-17 4.3in 12.8in 25.7in 80.7in 785 1.4%

    Pics of wheels:

    1991 318IS

    #2
    no idea about the tires but MAN those wheels are sexy.

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      #3
      in to see result

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        #4
        Try 245, and if they're staggered do the 255 in the rears.
        sigpic

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          #5
          That wheel is meant to have 235/45R17 tires for E34 application. The next step, 245/40-17, will safely fit on an 8" wide wheel, but you need to be sure the tire will clear your fenders & suspension.

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            #6
            OT, but interesting take on those (normally black-centered) M-Systems. What color is that? Nogarosilber?
            - Trey

            E90 325i/6 (ZSP, ZPP, ZCW)
            E36 325i sedan
            E30 325i sedan
            Volvo 945T

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              #7
              Originally posted by TDE30 View Post
              OT, but interesting take on those (normally black-centered) M-Systems. What color is that? Nogarosilber?
              Yeah, def wanted to stay away from the black centers and try something new: black chrome.
              1991 318IS

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                #8
                Damn they came out good!

                RIP

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                  #9
                  Do 255/40/17 all around. I have this size on my 17x8.5 Racing dynamics and it fits perfectly.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 2002maniac View Post
                    Do 255/40/17 all around. I have this size on my 17x8.5 Racing dynamics and it fits perfectly.
                    Pics?
                    1991 318IS

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bey View Post
                      Damn they came out good!
                      Thanks! I forgot to give you the OG. Epsilon bolts. I have em.
                      1991 318IS

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                        #12
                        If you get the 17x9 rears then go big and stuff the 275s back there; otherwise run 255s. My dad ran 255s on his E34 540 6 for quite a few years before we made the jump to 275s with the 18 inch Style 5s.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bmwsone01 View Post
                          Pics?

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                            #14
                            ^^^yup! Should have went with my gut feeling! Oh well.
                            Last edited by bmwsone01; 01-24-2012, 05:43 PM.
                            1991 318IS

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bmwsone01 View Post
                              Thanks! I forgot to give you the OG. Epsilon bolts. I have em.
                              Saweet! I'll grab them when you get the center caps out of storage.

                              RIP

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