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      12-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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[e90xi sedan] weird size: 16x8 ET 25, optimal tire size?

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For: LCI e90 328xi

Excuse my non-baller/non-flush goals, but assuming 16x8, 120x5, CB 72.5 mm, ET 25 will fit, what would be the safe bet be in terms of the widest rubber I can fit under the normal fenders? I'd like to keep a decent sidewall for the bad roads over here. (235/40 would be an example of the narrowest sidewall I'd want to opt for).

Won't be running "wider than indicated" Starspecs or the likes, just a regular (higher) performance summer/all-season tire.

Thank you in advance to the fitment-gods on this forum.
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A bit wide 16" tire is 225/50/16, and that's an OEM size too.
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My stock 16's (style 156) came with 205/55's. Probably can't go much too wider than that.
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Yes, OEM 16's are mostly in the 205/55 region, but this wheel will be a full inch wider than the 7" OEM 16's.

I think I answered my own question, I see guys running 18/19's with like 245+, so it should fit... (I think)
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