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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:25 PM
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19" Rims On A '92 325i Convertible?

Can anybody tell me if 225/40/19 Blizzak tires will actually fit on my 1992 325i convertible? There is a great deal for these winter tires on BMW rims locally and I would love to pick them up if they will actually work. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:29 PM
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Possible, but very doubtful. We'd need to know the offset also.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:32 PM
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ninja post!^

they sound a little big. 19in rim and a 40 sidewall might be a bit too tall. compare it with the stock tire size.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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Stock size is 205-60-15. Circumference of that is 77.6"

The 225-40-19 Circumference is 82.0", or 5.7% bigger. Even if they fit (doubtful) your speedometer is going to be off by almost 6%. Running an indicated 60mph you'll actually be going 63.4.

Here's where I did the calculations:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalcold.html
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:34 PM
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Thanks guys

Man, thanks guys. Love and appreciate the quick responses. There are some studded options that are way less exciting but would actually fit, or I can piece together Blizzaks and rims at 225/40/18- still probably too big though!
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Man, thanks guys. Love and appreciate the quick responses. There are some studded options that are way less exciting but would actually fit, or I can piece together Blizzaks and rims at 225/40/18- still probably too big though!
far too large with 18's and snow tires to give you an idea my dad bought
17's with blizzaks and they will not fit my 3 series there 225's dont remember sidewall but they were huge you pretty much have to get 15's or 16's just my opinion i worry about clearance (im in ski country) so driving through a foot of snow on an unplowed road is a common i mean if you can find rims that large with snows more power to you but i dont think it'll work
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