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    AD08s are expensive for a reason. I've gotta say, run the widest possible tyres. After running 245/40/17s all round during summer the car just doesn't feel as good with 225/45/17s on. The difference is quite noticeable. IMO 205/40/17s are too skinny for an e36. I don't even know why the previous owner would put them on in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    In this case i'll leave the rears 225/45/17 then. It's only the fronts are 205/40/17 , hence a staggered set-up.

    I'm sure the current tyres would have some tread life left. However, i've only know most people running Yoko AD08's or Nankang NS2's on their BMW's. All i know is , they're expensive!
    At the same time , after reading this thread http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-tyres-...-new-post.html
    I won't be buying "budget" tyres per se. I'd like something less expensive anyways, otherwise i won't have a budget for my other project i'm trying to finish for months.
    Itís the wrong set of staggered as your front will be a lot smaller than the rear which could cause ABS issues as the fronts will be spinning faster!!

    Falkens 452's are a good budget "Mid-Range" tyre and done me well on my old 318is and they are only around £55-78 on Camskills - A Square set up is the better though! Staggered is for the people that cant control a BMW IMO... but that goes to the old argument of which is better...

    The link below will help you see how much they are out by...

    http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecal...?action=submit

    Here is a few links to see how much they will cost you... the two below are the only ones I have used and have good things to say about them...

    Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 17"

    Tyres Online | Cheap Tyres | Winter Tyres & Car Servicing UK

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    If you get cheap coilovers, Hottunning ones are hard as fuck and spoil the car. I used Tunning art one's for a few years and they were great with a good ride. Can't comment on any others as I haven't used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    AD08s are expensive for a reason. I've gotta say, run the widest possible tyres. After running 245/40/17s all round during summer the car just doesn't feel as good with 225/45/17s on. The difference is quite noticeable. IMO 205/40/17s are too skinny for an e36. I don't even know why the previous owner would put them on in the first place.
    245's at the front too ? Is that with or without spacers ?
    Won't my arches need rolling though ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Itís the wrong set of staggered as your front will be a lot smaller than the rear which could cause ABS issues as the fronts will be spinning faster!!

    Falkens 452's are a good budget "Mid-Range" tyre and done me well on my old 318is and they are only around £55-78 on Camskills - A Square set up is the better though! Staggered is for the people that cant control a BMW IMO... but that goes to the old argument of which is better...

    The link below will help you see how much they are out by...

    http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecal...?action=submit

    Here is a few links to see how much they will cost you... the two below are the only ones I have used and have good things to say about them...

    Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 17"

    Tyres Online | Cheap Tyres | Winter Tyres & Car Servicing UK
    Makes a lot of sense in regards to the ABS issues then, as i wouldn't want that either.

    I've added Falken's to my list of suggestions. I'm going to check out the last 2 links you provided, thanks for that.



    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    If you get cheap coilovers, Hottunning ones are hard as fuck and spoil the car. I used Tunning art one's for a few years and they were great with a good ride. Can't comment on any others as I haven't used them.
    I've also heard bad things about hottunning too. That's why i asked about Tunning art & JOM's . People seem to like them. I haven't decided yet, though i'm more likely to go for springs & shocks by bilstein either b4/b6

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    Also to add is Toyo T1-R's they are a good tyre for the summer... Proxes 4's should be ok for you in the 316... they dont handle the wet well in my 328 though... should be good for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    245's at the front too ? Is that with or without spacers ?
    Won't my arches need rolling though ?
    Yes mate. 245/40/17s all round. But I also run 8.5Js all round. I run 12mm spacers on the front, but that's to clear both the coilovers and the brakes.

    If anything my front arches need flaring to help with clearance as it can rub on full lock or over bumpy roads. That'll have to come later on in the year though.

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    Re: My first time lowering the E36 ....

    I run the jom coilovers on my saloon as said they are a budget kit. I didn't actually order coilovers only springs but that's a different story lol I wanted the car slammed but I must say the car handles really well and the ride is still pretty nice. I run 225/45/17 all round

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