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Old 08-12-2003, 02:33 PM   #1
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Here'* my question/problem. I recently purchased new 18" Eco Mia Chrome Rims to upgrade my 01 SSEi. I'm looking for tires. I really want the 255/45/ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/*. However, the minimum rim width recommended by the tire manufacturer is 8" and my new rims are 18 X 7.5 in. I know BMW did a simliar thing by putting 8" minimum recommended tires on a 7.5 in rim with their M3 in 95 and 96.

The guys at the tire place tell me they'll mount fine and that I'll just have a slight overhang (1/4 in) on each side but that it won't ride worse, handle worse, or affect the tread life. What do you guys think? Please let me know.

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The tire guys must know what they are talking about. And BMW certainly knows how to equip cars...go for it.
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My opinion: Listen to Michelin, they know a LOT about tires.
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Jus to be safe, check with a couple more tire places to see what they have to say. The biggest problem you should run across with this plan would be a couple more places saying "Those tires would look real good on these wheels..." Butt a second, third or even fourth opinion wouldn't hurt.
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