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      11-01-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Just picked myself up a 2011 323I with the luxury package, however I have some questions regarding winter tires/wheels. I hope I can get some advice!

As I understand it stock wheel size is staggered 17 X 8 (front) (17X 8.5) (Offset=34). I have the opportunity to pick up a set of 5 series OEM rims 17 X 7.5 (offset=20) with Dunlop M3 Wintersport tires 225/50/17. Using the wheel offset calculator, I think I am going to be alright but wondered what you guys had to say?

Wondering what it might look like/ if I am going to get into rubbing issues.... open to rolling my fenders but would prefer not to.
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Wheels will work just fine, but tyre size is wrong. You should get either 225/45/17 or 205/50/17. Stock wheels are staggered 8 et34 and 8.5 et37.
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Wheels will work just fine, but tyre size is wrong. You should get either 225/45/17 or 205/50/17. Stock wheels are staggered 8 et34 and 8.5 et37.
Thanks for the response! much appreciated

If I absolutely had to stick the tires on for one season, what would be the consequences? Will they just look awkward or?
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Thanks for the response! much appreciated

If I absolutely had to stick the tires on for one season, what would be the consequences? Will they just look awkward or?
Rubbing and maybe some problems with fender clearance, when turning, because 225/50 will be quite bulky on 7.5 wide wheel and the wheels are more out than stock wheels.
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Rubbing and maybe some problems with fender clearance, when turning, because 225/50 will be quite bulky on 7.5 wide wheel and the wheels are more out than stock wheels.
Thanks.... have some thinking to do now.
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Wheels will work just fine, but tyre size is wrong. You should get either 225/45/17 or 205/50/17. Stock wheels are staggered 8 et34 and 8.5 et37.
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Should be a 225/45/17.
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Rubbing and maybe some problems with fender clearance, when turning, because 225/50 will be quite bulky on 7.5 wide wheel and the wheels are more out than stock wheels.
They Fit! No rub, if anything car handles better now
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They Fit! No rub, if anything car handles better now
Good that they fit. It's always a risk when the tyre size isn't factory sizes, so you cant be sure before test fit.
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