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Beau6183 10-24-2012 11:41 AM

Sometimes... I hate tire shopping
 
Ok, so here's the story.

Recently bought a 2007 335xi Sport that came with 19" wheels mounted and the stock staggered 18" boxed up. I was planning on using the 18" for winter wheels and putting Conti DSWs on the 19" since the summer tires on them are a bit worn (and I love the DSWs).

Problem 1: Complete lack of options for snow tires on the stock 18" wheels. So far as I can tell, just Pirelli PZeros with very lackluster reviews.

Problem 2: I was planning on 235/35R19 front, 275/30R19 rear with the DSWs, but it seems Conti is backordered until who knows when on the 235/35s

So... Does anyone have a recommendation for a good snow tire on the stock 18" wheels that I'm not seeing? I'm leaning toward selling the OE wheels and getting a 17" square setup, but am worried about front brake clearance.

And (maybe Gary can answer) is there any estimated date that the DSWs will be available? I could get by on the 19" with the contis for a while if they're available soon.

Beau6183 10-24-2012 11:42 AM

Oh... and is TireRack.com down for anyone else?

Jay Arras 10-24-2012 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Beau6183 (Post 7154962)
Oh... and is TireRack.com down for anyone else?

Yup! Seems to be for me too. :thumbdwn:

Gary@Tirerack 10-25-2012 09:16 AM

On stock 18" wheels you can use either 225/40R18 on all four corners or 235/40R18 on all four corners which opens up some other options.

The site was down for the first time in years yesterday for a few hours, sorry guys.

We do have a handful of 17" wheels that clear the brakes and fit with no problem. Two of the more popular choices have been the Rial Salerno and Sport Edition A7.


Winter http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&...nter/index.jsp

Beau6183 10-25-2012 09:47 AM

Thanks Gary.

And I hope I didn't cause your outage... was working fine until my session timed out and I tried to log in about a million times with what I swore was my correct credentials as the site slowly began to stop responding.


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