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Hi guys,

I just had a quick question regarding a snow tire fitment. Stock the E430 has 215/55/16. Would it be ok to buy snow tires that are 215/65/16. Reason being is because i found a good deal on some used ones. My car is a bit lowered would they rub? Or would that only be a problem if it were wider.

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i would pass on the deal. 215/65/16 is over 6.3% diameter difference over stock, you want to be less than 3%. also they will rub with the large screw in front and with the fender also if your car is too low. rule of thumb is to go with slightly narrower snow tire, so in your case you want to go with 205/55/16 or 205/60/16. couple of sandbags in trunk help also.
 
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