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Old 10-18-2018, 08:23 PM   #1
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Tire fitment in a sedan question

So I bought a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+, 225/45ZR17 94Y, for my car.

Went to the Tire Rack warehouse about 30 miles away to pick them up ($40 off !!) in my g/f's minivan.

My question is (and I'm too damn lazy to find out), is it possible to stuff 4 tires in my E46 sedan so that I can have them mounted at the local tire shop ??

Thanks in advance.

(I remember Raffi from Bimmerfest saying he once crammed 4 of his racing tires in his coupe on his way to a track, but am not exactly sure).
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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I have traveled with 4 225/45/17 tires in a e46 330Ci a decade ago. The folding rear seats helped but I think it should be possible in a sedan. Just have some blankets and large bags handy.

You could also take out the spare and the trunk floor off to guarantee two go in the trunk.
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You can fit 8 245/45-R17's in an E46*

9 if you use the passenger seat.
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