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    Need new tyres what can I fit!!!

    I have 215/40/17 front and 235/40/17 rear. I need new rears after the last "decent" tyres I had lasted 5kish miles with only 1 track day and a minor morning having a little skid about. What I would like to know is if my 17" Alpina's will actually take 245/35?/17's and that my E36 coupé will house them without rubbing its on Eibach springs but I have no Idea how much lower it is but its not much!
    AND what tyres are best to get? I don't mind spending money on my tyres as they keep my family safe. But what is good value for money rather than wasting it on tyres so good that my 320 just hasn't got the power to need them.

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    Well, you'll have to tell everyone what width they are really!

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    Feck is there different width Alpina's? where on the wheel would I find a size/item number?

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    Should say somewhere on the back mate.

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    Awww hell that means taking it off :( as well a job for tomorrow.

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    As above we need the size (and maybe a shot of how low it is). The rear should cope with the bigger tyres fine though. I've got 245/40/17s on an 8.5J rim. I use Yokohama AD08s atm and even though they are pricey (I paid £158 per corner) both myself and @Devil can't recommend them enough. They've been great since I've had them on (since around April iirc) in all conditions, although I'm still planning on using proper winter tyres from October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    As above we need the size (and maybe a shot of how low it is). The rear should cope with the bigger tyres fine though. I've got 245/40/17s on an 8.5J rim. I use Yokohama AD08s atm and even though they are pricey (I paid £158 per corner) both myself and @Devil can't recommend them enough. They've been great since I've had them on (since around April iirc) in all conditions, although I'm still planning on using proper winter tyres from October.
    @Prince is not wrong! I've clocked the miles up as well 3000 of them and they grip just like new!! I got them fitted to a 7.5inch rim with 235/40/17 they fit nice and tight!

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    I'm sure mine are 8.5J I never managed to get her up today so will have to try thursday, The exhaust has just gone so I've ended up getting a SS manifold - 200 cell SS cat - cybox cat back system so will prob get these 2 2354017 Dunlop 235 40 17 SP Sport 9000 Performance New Car Tyres x2 235/40x17 | eBay in either 235 or 245 depending on rim width. The drop is minor my phone took a dive today so my new galaxy S3 will be here tomorrow so I will get a snap of the drop up tomorrow.
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    Pic's of drop
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    You'll easily get some meaty tyres under your arches with that drop. You just need to know what width they are now!

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