11-21-1998, 08:59 AM
I am considering upgrading to Dunlop SP8000s in 225/50/16 but would like to see what they look like on a the 5 spoke wheel. I have checked the archives and could not find a decent picture. I have seen past comments that the 225s look "chunky".<p>Any comments would also be appreciated.<p>Thanks,<p>Gene<br>98.5 2.8 FrontTrak<br>
11-21-1998, 09:48 AM
He has a bunch of pics of his car up. I think they<br>include at least one of his 225/50R16 Dunlop 4000's<br>on the stock 5 spoke wheels. I know he's happy with<br>them, and there is no rubbing on the suspension.<p>Corey S<br>Wett 97 1.8TQM<ul><li><a href="http://www.ns.net/~seang">NorCal A4 Owners Club Site</a></li></ul>
11-21-1998, 01:33 PM
You should be able to judge the chunkiness by looking at how the BMW 328i/328is/328ic with the optional 16" x 7" (5 double spokes) wheels look with the 225/50R16 tires. In my opinion, they look fine and you should go ahead with the wider tires. The wider tires should also protect your wheels better from curb damage.<p>By the way, the same tire/wheel combo is available on the E46 BMW 323i with the sport package.