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try 225/40/17 with 17/8 with 20mm offset (archive)

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Posted by worked / adam p on January 27, 2002 at 17:35:10:

In Reply to: What is the optimal size 17, also max width etc.?? posted by WOTjunkie on January 27, 2002 at 17:17:10:

Just bought an E30 M3 and need to upgrade to some 17s.

It looks like 215/40/17 is the closest diameter to stock, but what are people safely running? Stock suspension for now, but I may lower it a little bit.

What is the ideal offset?

Can you run staggered tires and is it advisable?

I'm thinking of picking up some used E36 M3 wheels/tires and want to see what fits well. Do they need spacers? I'm sure the replicas are worthless, right?

Thanks for any help!


'97 M3 Coupe Dakar (sharked)
'88 M3 Black (Dinan chip, intake, exhaust)
'00 A4 1.8T Quattro (lots of mods)

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