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      07-08-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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What size tires for 18 x 8.5" rims?

Hey guys,

I'm thinking about getting BBS RC's in 18 x 8.5" all around for my 325i w/SP and I was wondering what you think I should do for tires? Should I go with a staggered set up with maybe 235's in front and 255's in back, or just do 245's or 255's all around? Will handling be severely impacted by not using a staggered set up?

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Stagger your ride would look a lot better! IMO.
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking about getting BBS RC's in 18 x 8.5" all around for my 325i w/SP and I was wondering what you think I should do for tires? Should I go with a staggered set up with maybe 235's in front and 255's in back, or just do 245's or 255's all around? Will handling be severely impacted by not using a staggered set up?

Thanks.
Do 245/35 or 255/35-18 all around. Staggered setups are for girly-men. Real men turn the corner with the gas pedal, not by lifting off of the gas pedal in fear of the corner.

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Stagger your ride would look a lot better! IMO.
It's not about looks. It's about control. Understeer's for wimps. Understeer's what you get with skinny front tires, and fat rear tires.

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