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E30 Steelies..... 185 or 195

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On 13's I used 185/70/13's as this is close to the original diameter. If one were to use that as a baseline, the 195/60/14 would be the correct +1 setup. 185's would be like a 175/70/13 in diameter.

Hope that was usefull.


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195/60 x 14 fits just fine; I have IE Stage One springs and Bilstein HD's:



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185/60 R14 gives you the correct tire dimension so your speedometer is accurate.

Actually, 195/60 is closer. Stock 165r13 is about 23.13" tall. 185/60-14 is about 1/2" too short, at 22.74". 195/60 is 23.21", and 185/65 is 23.47". 175/70-14 would be 23.65".

All that said, a lot of '02 speedos are off anyway. With 185/65-14, mine should read a tiny bit low (it's taller than stock), but it actually reads about 10% fast.


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