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    Ok so i have a set of style 5's with 9j rears. I currently have 205/40/17 tyres on them. They will not keep the air in them so was thinking of swapping the tyres round from my other wheels which are 225/45/17.
    Question is will the tread stick out from under the arch?, car is e36 328 sport coupe standard suspension, or will i need to flare the arches?

    Cheers in advance Stu.

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    my bbs rims were shot blasted mate before paint and i got a local company to beed seal all 4 rims and new valves and 3 dont leak at all and only one loses a very little bit and top that up once a month only and that only started about 2 months ago

    could always swop rims with ya as i always wanted style 5s

    offset on yours will only hit if you lower excessively and wide tyres but a cheap arch roller mate might help

    i would go 205 /40/17s
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    Your tyres at the moment have a big stretch on them, if you go to your other tyres you will gain 19.25mm of height and a speedo difference from the old tyre to new size of -6% the new wheel Circumference will be 121mm more, the tyre will still be stretched as they are too small for a 9" rim.
    How close do your tyres run to the arch as it is with the 205 40 17" tyres

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    if its any help stu my et on the 8.5 rears is 40 ish and 215s dont rub but with a 6mm spacer it catches a little and you know how low mine is out back

    215/40/17 on 9j rears i would advise more than uber stretch on 205s if it was me

    disco stu would help more as hes the wheel guru but hes on holiday at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit View Post
    if its any help stu my et on the 8.5 rears is 40 ish and 215s dont rub but with a 6mm spacer it catches a little and you know how low mine is out back

    215/40/17 on 9j rears i would advise more than uber stretch on 205s if it was me

    disco stu would help more as hes the wheel guru but hes on holiday at the moment
    He just need the online tyre calculator Andy, it works everytime for me
    Online Wheel & Tyre Fitment calculator. Offset, Tyre stretch and Rolling Radius calculator

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    cheers for the help really useful stuff , the tread is pretty close i think it has a small bit of give though, will take a photo tomorrow and post it up.

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    I have arch roller if you have some scrubbing issues


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    Quote Originally Posted by mykez View Post
    I have arch roller if you have some scrubbing issues
    its not really a scrubbing issue as its not lowered, just dont want the tread out of arch, would have been perfect for my loon though cheers anyway mate

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    Im also running 205/40/17 tyres on 9j rear style 5's & had the same prob with them leaking air.....

    Went back to the tyre fitter, who fitted new valves & also added extra sealer around the tyres - Had them on for 4 months now without any probs

    BUT planning on getting 205/45/17's now, for better ride comfort & so that I can raise it alittle without to much tyre gap! As its abit too low for me!



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    Quote Originally Posted by B3M View Post
    Im also running 205/40/17 tyres on 9j rear style 5's & had the same prob with them leaking air.....

    Went back to the tyre fitter, who fitted new valves & also added extra sealer around the tyres - Had them on for 4 months now without any probs

    BUT planning on getting 205/45/17's now, for better ride comfort & so that I can raise it alittle without to much tyre gap! As its abit too low for me!


    mine seem to poke out more though would that mean the ET is different?

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