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    Remove stagger?

    Hi! I have a 2004 330i ZHP and it's time for new tires. I read about people who removed the staggered wheel sizes. Do I just buy 2 more rear wheels and then use the rear tire size on the front? Are there fitment issues? Is there rubbing?

    Thanks!

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    There have been a few threads on the topic... I'd suggest looking through the Wheel / Tire forums.
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    You need 2 rear wheels which are 8.5" wide and either 235 section width tires or 245 section width on all 4 corners.

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    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    You need 2 rear wheels which are 8.5" wide and either 235 section width tires or 245 section width on all 4 corners.
    *or 255 if you're not a nerd

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    *or 255 if you're not a nerd
    This, if you don't want your speedometer readings to change.
    255/35-18 is the factory diameter, so if you change widths, you will throw that speedo off.

    Here's a calculator for handy reference:
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    I have 4x 245/40R18's, and the speedo did change--it became more accurate. They're slightly over-sized and fill the wheel wells a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    I have 4x 245/40R18's, and the speedo did change--it became more accurate. They're slightly over-sized and fill the wheel wells a little better.
    I noticed the same thing with that size - speedo is spot on. I'm on 255/35r18 now and the car is over reporting speed and distance traveled because of it.

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    Y'all can correct speedo readings using PA Soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    *or 255 if you're not a nerd


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    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    I have 4x 245/40R18's, and the speedo did change--it became more accurate. They're slightly over-sized and fill the wheel wells a little better.
    I think I have 245/45/18 square.

    Sent from my Note 9 using Tapatalk
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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