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  • What 245/35/17 Alternatives is there?

    I need a new set of tyres and I can't seem to find any 245/35/17 tyres for sale.
    So first off does anybody know where I can buy these?

    I have 8 inch front and 9 inch rear tyres.
    8 inch will require minimum of 215 and rear minimum of 235.

    I should be able to get the front 215/40/17 tyres without an issue, its the rears that's the issue.
    From a rolling radius point of view 215/40/17 are 603.8mm which lines up very well with original 15 inch wheels at 606.5mm or original 16 inch wheels at 608.9mm.
    The 215/40/17 is within 1% tolerance of both the original options.

    The 245/35/17 are 603.8mm which again slots in perfectly compared to the originals.

    The closest other size I can see is 235/40/17 which has a diameter of 619.8mm. This is circa 2% difference to the others.
    From what I gather it also gives higher ground clearance compared to standard of approx 6.5mm compared to -2 with the 245/35/17

    https://mbdesign.shop/en/rolling-cir...nce-calculator

    Any suggestions as the best thing to do if the current tyres cannot be sourced which they seem to be NLA.
    Right now all roads lead to choosing 235/40/17 for rears and keeping the fronts the same

  • #2
    I've steered clear of the 245/35 because it's a very uncommon size ($$$) at least here in the US. 235/40/17 is what you want. Keep in mind that the actual tire dimensions varies depending on the manufacturer. There are "smaller" 235/40's and there are "larger" 235/40's. You will have to do some research to determine who makes what.

    88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/M TECH
    89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/SCHWARZ
    85 323I S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZ
    91 M TECHNIC TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH


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    • #3
      235/40R17 all day long.
      1990 M3

      Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your M3

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      • #4
        Id don't see any manufacturers that produce 215/40/17 and 235/40/17 of the same tyre?

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