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Hello, I have some 13" alloys that I want to put some good tires on, but I was curious what you all thought. I think BMW's look good with wide wheels and I was thinking about getting some about as wide as they can go, but I'm wondering what my limits are. The Rims are 13" alloys, so they shouldn't have too much clearance issues, like a 14" set might. Also, where are the best deals on 13" tires? Tire Rack? THX

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you may experience a bit of rubbing on really tight corners or when the steering wheel is all the way cranked. i have 205 sumitomos from tirerack on mine.

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maybe a 215/50 r13 if you can find it, but i'm not sure if you need flares...i would imagine you'd get some rubbing with 215s.

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for 14" rims than with 13s generally...lower profile and such.

anyone else have an idea?

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maybe tie rod ends. Spacers can help that but then you may still have fender clearance problems depending on whether and how much your car is lowered and what aspect ratio you choose

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but I don't like the ride height...I am thinking of going with shorter springs and Bilstein sports. Have 22/19 Anti-sways.

Thanks,

John

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but that's about as big as I could squeeze in there...

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but it fits nicely on an 8". I run them on 7" libres,

but that car has flares. And is lowered.

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Hoosiers on a stock class auto-x car. Looked silly but was damned fast.

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I have 205/60 x 13 on 5 1/2 inch width rims and ET19 offset. I also have negative 1/2 degree fixed camber plates up front with lowering springs (Suspension Techniques),Bilsteins, and fat anti sway bars. No rubbing in hard turns, but there is rubbing without the negative camber plates. Ideally, you should get 6 inch width rims with the correct offset, but it is difficult getting correct offset rims. My offset is for the 320i, but it works with the camber plates.

SLavs

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The car is Stock and the wheels look like the ones in the PIC. I think

they are 13" BMW factory alloys from a 318, and I think the rims are

6.5" wide. All suspenson componets are stock and it isn't lowered. So

you all think I can go up to 215? What about 215s in the back and

205s in the front? I guess would be bad for tire rotation issues, but

should handle sharper. Sounds like the 205/60 x13 might be the way

to go. Thanks All.

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And my set seems to require 2 different size centers.....go figure.

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