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Old 09-24-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default size of stock tyres in 1996 318ti E36

Hey guys.
i just bought an old skool 1996 318ti E36.
it come with 18" rims. In sydney, the law is we are only allowed 2" up and down from the stock size of the rims that come with the car.

For example. If the stock car came with 15" wheels, we are only allowed to go up to a max of 17" or down to 13".

I was wondering if anyone noes wat the stock size of the 1996 318ti rims were? im hoping they were 17".

Thanks,
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either 15" or 16", the sport model came with the 16"s, post a picture so we can tell what model you have
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In sydney, the law is we are only allowed 2" up and down from the stock size of the rims that come with the car.
thats the stupidest vechile law ive ever heard lol
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i dnt think its the sports.
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Yeah, you have the sport package. In the US the sport package had 16" wheels stock.

And couldn't you just say that you ordered Motorsport wheels (17s) when you bought the car? How would they know? It would be the "stock" wheel from BMW.
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Yeah, you have the sport package. In the US the sport package had 16" wheels stock.

And couldn't you just say that you ordered Motorsport wheels (17s) when you bought the car? How would they know? It would be the "stock" wheel from BMW.
well, since 18" is 2"s up from 16", he shouldn't have to worry about it

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thats the stupidest vechile law ive ever heard lol
IIRC, in Puerto Rico, you aren't allowed to make any performance modifications at all, and to increase your wheel size, you have to buy rims that have been approved by the government I think this law comes in a close second, lol
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IIRC, in Puerto Rico, you aren't allowed to make any performance modifications at all, and to increase your wheel size, you have to buy rims that have been approved by the government I think this law comes in a close second, lol
dose the government at least have good taste?
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well, since 18" is 2"s up from 16", he shouldn't have to worry about it

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I was wondering if anyone noes wat the stock size of the 1996 318ti rims were? im hoping they were 17".

Thanks,
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Sounds like he wants to put 19's on it.
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Sounds like he wants to put 19's on it.
sounds to me like he's just wondering if the 18"s he has are legal
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Why would he say he is hoping that they are 17's? Why not just say he is hoping they are 16's?
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Just wait until the OP answers what rims he want to put on. No need to argue over this.
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Maybe this is a US-only thing but inside the driver's door is a sticker with the VIN and recommended tire pressures. It gives pressures for various tire sizes, including those that fit both the 15" and 16" wheels regardless of what actually came on the car.
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thanks guys... yeh i wanted to noe if my 18" are fine... i meant to say "i hope they were 16"s.. lol..typo.

yeh we got some stupid laws here.... Like if ur on ur red P plates which means u dnt have ur full licence yet... u cant have more than one passager in the car afta 11pm until 5am every nite... lol
and P platers cant drive V8s or turbos...
quite stupid i think.
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thats the stupidest vechile law ive ever heard lol

I think this is to stop people from putting excessively large wheels on cars. Bigger wheels normally mean they weigh more hindering brake performance.
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I think this is to stop people from putting excessively large wheels on cars. Bigger wheels normally mean they weigh more hindering brake performance.
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