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      11-02-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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225/45/17 winter tires?

hey guys, will 4 x 225/45/17 ET35 tires/rims fit on my 2008 M3? thanks.
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I don't know for sure but it seems as if brake clearance may be an issue with 17" diameter wheels.
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I don't know for sure but it seems as if brake clearance may be an issue with 17" diameter wheels.
ok i will check. Is the offset ok?
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hey guys, will 4 x 225/45/17 ET35 tires/rims fit on my 2008 M3? thanks.
It's very unlikely that the wheels will clear the brakes at the front. Rear might be ok, but the front won't be.
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does anyone have a 'total front brake' rim clearence diameter for the M3?
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does anyone have a 'total front brake' rim clearence diameter for the M3?
I measured mine just after I got the car. I don't have my notes handy but I recall a radius of 210mm plus clearance (say 3 to 5mm) so that the barrel of the rim will clear the the front caliper. That means the barrel inside diameter has to be more than 16-1/2 inches. I don't think you'll find a 17" rim with that large a barrel diameter. The barrel has a trough between the beads so that the tire can be pulled over the outer lip during mounting, and the depth of the trough makes the barrel smaller.

The rears are easier - I had a set of BMW Type 49 17" rims for my M5 snowtires and they fit in the rear. The Type 49 is one of BMW's largest barrel diameter 17" rims and they were definitely no-go up front - they were way too small.
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I measured mine just after I got the car. I don't have my notes handy but I recall a radius of 210mm plus clearance (say 3 to 5mm) so that the barrel of the rim will clear the the front caliper. That means the barrel inside diameter has to be more than 16-1/2 inches. I don't think you'll find a 17" rim with that large a barrel diameter. The barrel has a trough between the beads so that the tire can be pulled over the outer lip during mounting, and the depth of the trough makes the barrel smaller.

The rears are easier - I had a set of BMW Type 49 17" rims for my M5 snowtires and they fit in the rear. The Type 49 is one of BMW's largest barrel diameter 17" rims and they were definitely no-go up front - they were way too small.
thanks for the helpful info!

I measured the inside rim diameter and it was close to 15-3/4 inches. So it doesn't sound like it would fit ;(

The rotors up front on the M3 are already 360mm - so that combined with big caliper make it a no-go. While the rears are 350mm with a smaller caliper - making it possible.

Time to find 18's! Thanks.
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18" winters ftw!!

I am using my stock set with Michelin PA3's
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The last time I check with Ben @ TireRack, he mentioned that 17 will not fit for e9? M3. He recommends 18.
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