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Old 11-30-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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I'm looking for an upgrade on wheels + tyres for my 1997 318ti. I've seen some people use 18" M3 wheels on their 318ti, but I'm wondering if it requires fender mod. Mine is a stock standard 318ti, unlowered. Besides, if 18" wheels are possible for my car, what size of tyres should I go for the 18" wheels then? Thanks for your help!!!

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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no fender modification is required if the offset is around ET45, I'd go with a 40 series tire in whatever width the rim takes
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:21 AM   #3
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log on to tirerack.com and enter the 318ti----then look up 18" wheels and it will show you what rim width and offset (usually 35-42) will fit, along w the appropriate tire size to select. an 8" rim width w 225 tires, w the correct
profile, should be ok.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help guys. Just got an additional question please. I saw a good deal on ebay for M3 look wheels + tyres, but the tyres come in 235 40R17. Are they too wide for the 318ti without front fender mod?
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those should be good, I've got 225 width tires on 18"s and there's plenty of extra room
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:25 AM   #6
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I have a 95 318ti with ADR 78 Sterling 18" wheels with 225/40/18 tires and they work great. I am also interested in trading them for a set of BMW wheels, closer to the original size that came on my car. If anyone is interested or knows someone who might be, let me know. This is a link to the wheels I have http://www.adrwheels.com/brand_detai...finish&ino=381
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I have stock 15's on michelin tires.. take a look at my photo.. hit me up.. ttyl
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:30 PM   #8
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no you dont need any fender modifications only if you get 19" but this isnt the case you can also go for 18" staggered fitment and you'll b perfectly fine

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hi there im running 18s on my 318 compact fronts are 225/40/18 and the rears are 255/35/18 and the car is lowered quite a bit and there dont catch at all
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Hey, my name is Tim, and I saw your post in Jan regarding wheel swap, I have 15" Bimmer rims on Michelins.. Let me know if you are still lookin to swap.. ttyl
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