Tyre/ Wheel fitment on BX

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Tyre/ Wheel fitment on BX

Post by David »

Hello all!

I realise that I haven't posted for a while, and I realise that this question may have been asked before, but I have a quick question for someone with more experience than myself.

Due to unforeseen circumstances I've had to sell my Citroen Xsara. 2 months before it went I bought 4 new (good quality) tyres for it. Because of this I kept the wheels and tyres off it and sold the old steel wheels and tyres off my BX with it.

The tyres off the Xsara are 195/55/15 (with 15" wheels).

My question is: do they properly fit without modifications?

I have bolted them to the car as I needed it out of the garage, But the left rear wheel is rubbing intermittently on the outer wheel arch.
I haven't moved the car more than I've needed to since I bolted them on, But do they generally fit properly? If so do I just need to bend the arch out slightly, could I have fitted the rear axle slightly more to the left side when I had it off, or do they just not fit?

I haven't noticed them rubbing anywhere else, but as I've said I haven't moved it more than I've needed to.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1992 Citroën BX 1.9 Diesel Meteor 4x4 - The Project.

1992 Citroën BX 1.9 TXD (with GTI engine; Mulleys old car) - Parts car.

2004 Citroën Xsara Desire. (Now gone).

2011 Ford Focus Zetec - Daily Driver. (Absolute bone shaker).