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    What is the widest tire to put on a 18X9.5" wheel?

    I have a widebody kit on my 1990 E34, and I'm getting the 18" M parallels style 37. unfortunately the widest the rears come in is 9.5"... I need to know if I can get a 275 or 285 safely on a 9.5" wheel. really need to fill the back fenders out. let me know thanks!

    the only other options I have for wheels (I wanna keep period correct) is the MK Motorsport MK1, AC Schnitzer type 1, those both come in 18X11 for the rears, and those would be perfect, but they are at least $3k for the set, and are very difficult to find, plus I love the look of the M-Pars. Is there any companies out there that maybe make a replica Style 37 but with a wider rear wheel?

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    Hello - take a look at the link below to a really helpful guide on wheel fitment and offset - hope it helps you out.

    https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...el_Fitment.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelican Parts View Post
    Hello - take a look at the link below to a really helpful guide on wheel fitment and offset - hope it helps you out.

    https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...el_Fitment.htm
    thank you I will. unfortunately that link is just general terminology. nothing about the M-pars on the E34, or tire width to rim width matching.
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