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Wheel and tire questions...

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Hello all,

I am new to the group and I have some quick questions for my 2002 330i spt/pkg ride...

This all started when my friend purchased his M3 with the conti tires changed for Pirelli tires and I now own those tires (225/40R-18 front, 255/35R-18 rear).

Now I am looking for wheels for these and I am looking at the 18"Breyton Visions. Since factory recommended 18" wheels are 8.0 (front) and 8.5 (rear) my questions are:

1) Will I have problems with the Breytons at 8.5 front and 9.5 rear? (I guess 8.0 does not exist for the visions?)
2) There are Visions with different offset for these sizes... what's the best combo for the stock 330i sports package.
3) Is there a recommendation for a different wheel (like the inspiration) if I don't want to roll the fenders.

Well I guess this paves the way down the mod highway for me, so thanks in advance for the help!


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BMW recommends 225x40x18x8 FRONT and 255x35x18x8.5 REAR......I have 18x8.5 Breyton Inspirations (ET 44) on my 323i Sport with 225x40 tires all around... They fit fine but the 225's are too small for 8.5" wheels... The wheel sticks out past the tire a little.... A 235x40x18x8.5 is the best bet for the front and the 255x35x18x8.5 for the rear .... It seems that Breyton does not make 8" wheels and so you will have to put the 225's on the 8.5 inchers...
There are guys on this site that put 18x9.5's on the rear.. You will get a wider lip with the 9.5's but I'm not sure if you might have to roll the rear fenders... You can't put 255's on the front. They are too wide and will not fit.... Front 235x40/Rear 255x35 combo will fit but I think you are better off with 235x40's all around for better handling.. Call Eddie at Tirerack and he can hook you up with all the info you might need....
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