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are 235/40/17" too wide for an E36 Compact?

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As per subject, looking at some  style 22 17" with 235/40 Semis.

Offset is 41.

Will they be OK on my 318ti E36?

TIA

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Depends on the offset of the wheel.

If the offset is correct they will fit - if not they will rub.

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1 hour ago, zero said:

Depends on the offset of the wheel.

If the offset is correct they will fit - if not they will rub.

They are style 22 offset is 41, where on an M3.

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4 minutes ago, Statek said:

Is that a square set Paul? According to http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/22 the Style 22s only came in 17x7.5. That tyre width is pretty chunky - are the 235s only on the rear or on all 4?

It's a square set Kris, all 235s. There're a few pics of compacts on that link with 22s. 

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Yes they will fit fine with that offset.

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Yup, should fit fine. I wonder whether the tyres aren't too wide for it though :) still, any time on a track is always fun!

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Yes tyres are a bit too wide for the rim, but not dangerously so. You definitely wouldn't go wider on a 7.5 rim.

 

Also bear in mind that the speedo will be slightly off with that aspect ratio, but that wont matter on the track.

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4 minutes ago, zero said:

Yes tyres are a bit too wide for the rim, but not dangerously so. You definitely wouldn't go wider on a 7.5 rim.

 

Also bear in mind that the speedo will be slightly off with that aspect ratio, but that wont matter on the track.

but you reckon I'd be OK for (no) rubbing with that offset and width? 

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Can you not try them ? I was running 235/35/17 on 8.5" ACS wheels on mine. Got occasional rub and I had pretty stiff suspension which was lowered as well 

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23 minutes ago, B.M.W Ltd said:

Can you not try them ? I was running 235/35/17 on 8.5" ACS wheels on mine. Got occasional rub and I had pretty stiff suspension which was lowered as well 

They are in Auckland and I'm in Masterton so no unfortunately! 

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Mines sold. I'm sure someone on here might be able to help. Has your got a standard suspension set Up ?

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2 hours ago, pauly said:

but you reckon I'd be OK for (no) rubbing with that offset and width? 

Yes you will be fine.

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