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  • Tire fit on Schnitzer Type I

    Sorry...another of these questions but couldn't find the answers I needed.

    I have 17" Schnitzer Type 1 - the original S3 E30 M3 ones that fit straight on. 17x7.5 et 17 and 17x8.5 et 20

    Was ideally thinking 225/40/17 on the back (?) but can't seem to find anything in New Zealand with that sizing anymore. So would I need to go 215/40/17 on the front and 235/40/17 on the back ?

    Car has got H&R Sport springs, fractionly lower, nothing extreme.

    Thanks !

  • #2
    I have the same wheels. I ran 235/40 rear and 215/40 front.

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    • #3
      Ahh, cool thanks :-) And apart from the fact you can't rotate them, that setup worked and drove well ?

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      • #4
        Yes was fine.

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        • #5
          Man its hard to find decent tires in those sizes keeping the same make and model front and back.

          It has been suggested I could try a 245/35/17 on the rear (8.5) - has anyone any experience with that ?

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          • #6
            Yoko s-drives were available in both sizes.

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            • #7
              I went with 215/40/17 front and 245/35/17 rear and liked that set-up.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by luve30 View Post
                I went with 215/40/17 front and 245/35/17 rear and liked that set-up.
                Thanks.

                Was that on a 8.5 width rim also ? Tire didn't look to wide for the rim ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PhilWalter View Post
                  Thanks.

                  Was that on a 8.5 width rim also ? Tire didn't look to wide for the rim ?
                  Yes, 7.5" on front and 8.5" on back. Here's what it looked like:

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                  • #10
                    Looks pretty good. Still finding very Limited tire selection in both 235 and 245 options though. Has anyone tried 215/45/17 front and 245/40/17 rear ? A lot more options in that combo !

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                    • #11
                      would be interested to know what the tire size was from factory ...

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                      • #12
                        I have read that factory was 215/40 and 245/35. Toyo T1R are the only tire I can find in that size combo in New Zealand.

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