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10-13-2007, 08:08 PM
As I mentioned in another post, I just bought a set of staggered open lug Alpina 16"'s. I was thinking about using 245/45's in the rear and 225/50's in the front. That is up a size from my E28 B9 as the E24 has a little more room. Tire selection is not great in the 245/45 size. My other choice is to go 225/50's all around which has a better selection of tires. The car is an 85 635CSi with stock suspension except for the shocks. Any opinions on handling/appearance differences? Thanks.

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10-14-2007, 08:01 AM
16" Hartge's but wheel width is 7.5 and 8.5 inches.
I agree with George that 245's on 8" wheels might be ambitious but if you're determined to give it a try go with Fuzion ZR1's. They're tremendous value for the money (made by Bridgestone) and at 90 bucks per 245 you wouldn't be taking that much of a financial risk if they didn't work out.
Or just go with the safer option of Fuzions in 205/55 and 225/50.

10-14-2007, 08:10 AM

10-14-2007, 08:12 AM
Thanks All. I think I am going to go with the 205/55 and the 225/50's Tim

10-14-2007, 09:39 AM
245 is absolutely fine for an 8" wheel ans has been the standard forever.


10-14-2007, 05:35 PM
tires is what you'll end up with if you were tp fit those bigger size tires into the 7 and 8 inch rims. There is simply too much tire for those sized wheels. Imagine a donut bulging from the center hole, you'll get the idea. The ideal tire size for a 7" rim is 205, although 215 could be used. For 8" rims, 225 is perfect but 235 could also be used. Just my humbled opinions.

88 M6
72 3.5 CSi

10-14-2007, 05:36 PM
This past July I bought a set of open lug Alpinas, 7" front and 8" rears. The fit great and look fantastic. I mounted some Bridgestone Potenza RE750's on them, 225/60 front and 245/45 rear. They fit just fine and I can tell you they drive fantastic. The are quiet, sticks great in the curves and reasonably priced. I paid $600 for the set mounted and balance at Americals Tire Co, here in so calif. Here's a picture in my trip to Monterey.

10-14-2007, 06:15 PM
I am running pirelli P7s in 205/55 and 225/50 on my B9 but on the 635 which also has staggered Alpina's; I am running 225/50 front and 245/45 rear.

10-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Tim, I believe Anita is right...if you look back at specs for Alpina, Hartge, etc., that is what was used. Also if you lower your car that will be the best width to avoid scraping in the front with a lock to lock turn. In fact looking at the fahrzeugbrief {title} to my car that is the correct size for 16x7 front and 16x8 rear as approved by TUV {technical control/DMV}in Germany. Its old school, but so is a 6 series.

10-15-2007, 09:11 AM
Taylor, that is not what I heard...someone said you went to NJ and had Will Castro lace up your"whip" with some chrome 24"s

10-15-2007, 10:07 AM
orange PT Cruiser with the lime green ground effects

Alan and Sherman(ever aspiring)
10-15-2007, 06:10 PM

10-15-2007, 06:28 PM
Linwood, Thx. That's what I am going with. Can't imagine it wont be enough tire for this car. Tim

10-15-2007, 06:37 PM
Peter- S. CA.
86 Euro 635 3.7L engine, SS MAF, Bilstein & Eibach, more.
98 740IL Supercharge AC Schnitzer.
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10-15-2007, 06:46 PM
wheels 8/9 wide. B10 has 17" 8.5/9.5 staggered (I think)

10-15-2007, 07:50 PM
Taylor..... you did not hear but I sold the 1938 Neon.. I meant to say my PT cruiser and went to Maaco and had silbershark painted pearl purple with dayglow neon lighting underneath, but I set the limit at 22x10 on my wheels. How do you dudes in Montreal say"pimp my ride" in French, while sucking down some snails!!!!

10-15-2007, 08:42 PM
turns out the rear tires were mounted on the front-7" wheels. I give credit to Euroshark. He picked up on it because of the donut effect.

10-17-2007, 06:09 PM
a bottle of Irish :)

10-17-2007, 06:20 PM
the detailing demo.

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