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Thread: Required tyre sizes for 15inch stock honeycombs

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    Default Required tyre sizes for 15inch stock honeycombs

    Do 15 inch style 5's take 195/65/15 tyres?
    I could get my hands on those for a small price but It'd be stupid to throw away new tires (90% thread) if they don't fit.
    Believe it or not, it would be un upgrade from the fugly metal wheels I have now.

    I got this reply from an earlier thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckNaked
    That's an odd size. Your speedo will be off...
    I think the OEM for the 15's was 235/60/15.
    235 is the width in mm right? That seems a huge difference.

    Anyway, neither Realoem or BMWfans.info tell you which tire sizes work on this.
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    225/60/15 is the stock size. Im fairly certain that the 195s would fit, but i wouldnt recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexlind123
    225/60/15 is the stock size. Im fairly certain that the 195s would fit, but i wouldnt recommend it.
    Damn. I thought so. Any other stock alloy rims that would take these tyres?
    The rims I have now are rusting metal type with the obnoxious plastic wheelcover.
    Maybe I should just buy them and wait till I need to change the tyres anyway.
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    the 525i takes 205/60/15 as stock also

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    door sticker and owners manual should have the info. If no manual, get one as there is a wealth of data that can serve you well.
    Thanks,

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    i had 195/65/15 on my spare for a long time. only problem is they are realy narrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexlind123
    225/60/15 is the stock size. Im fairly certain that the 195s would fit, but i wouldnt recommend it.

    If fact they fit and run without a problem. That's the tire size I use for my snow tires. They certainly won't perform at the same level as the wider, sportier 225/60/15 but you can run them without issues on any E34.

    Just because they aren't stock doesn't preclude using them. I have mine mounted on a separate set of rims and while I only put on 3500 miles in the winter (use the 4x4 more for winter), they give confidence in the wet and snow that a wider tire can not match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwater
    If fact they fit and run without a problem. That's the tire size I use for my snow tires. They certainly won't perform at the same level as the wider, sportier 225/60/15 but you can run them without issues on any E34.

    Just because they aren't stock doesn't preclude using them. I have mine mounted on a separate set of rims and while I only put on 3500 miles in the winter (use the 4x4 more for winter), they give confidence in the wet and snow that a wider tire can not match.
    Hold on. What exact reason do I have for not using these tyres? Would the narrow fit cause stability problems? Or would they wear the wrong way?
    What issues are there?
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    No problem, this is one of the recommended sizes.
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