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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-22-2008, 05:34 PM
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largest tire on 16"

I picked up some 16" bottlecaps to put race tires on for autocrossing. I think they came stock as 225/45. Will a 235 or 245 fit on there without spacers or is 225 about it? I did a quick search and nothing popped up.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:10 PM
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I think the bottle caps came with 205's, if the width of the wheel is 7" which I think it is, you would be good with 225's, and most likely 235's would fit too, just call tire rack or something
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:14 PM
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Depends on the width of the rim. Should be marked 16 x #J. The # is the rim width. If its 7, I'd stop at 225. 225 was an OEM size. If its 8, you can run 235's ok, but I don't think 245s will clear the suspension.
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