From digest.v7.n34 Fri Aug 1 15:14:27 1997
From: "Grant M. Wells"<gwells_at_ecc.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 10:24:20 -0400
Subject: Re: E30 Widest wheel fitted
From: Grant M. Wells_at_ECCI on 08/01/97 10:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback on widest wheel/tire combo
on a E30 325i(s). Widest award is still open with 225/45
R16 the most common.
The best answer to my question came via the Tire Rack's
BFG T/A R1 size guide with tread width specs.
Since I want a 16x8 wheel with the largest tire patch
possible, I choose the 255/50 ZR16 for the rear. I will
probably stick with 225/50 n the front (I will have to see
how the ABS handles the difference otherwise disconnect which
seems to be the way most racers are going at least
with SCCA & Club racing.)
No other combination other than a 15x8.5 offers close to
a 10 inch tire patch. I am willing to settle on a 50 series
aspect since the 16 inch diameter cuts down the sidewall
Good thing I waited on lowering the car.
See ya at the track.
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