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Ilove3er 11-30-2012 12:08 PM

335is winter
My first time posting. Forgive me if I did something wrong.
Hello all. I am picking up a 335is in a week and looking to get 17 inch wheels for it for winter tires that I have from my current 335 (225/45R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from TireRack ). I read that one has to be careful with choosing 17 inch wheels for the 335 with sport package or 335is because of the possible brake clearance issue. I looked on Tire Rack for the available wheels for the 335is and found a variety of 17 inch wheels that as I understand Tire Rack knows will fit the 335is. I wanted to ask for some guidance on choosing a set of wheel. I was looking at the cheapest that was available, about $100 per wheel If I were to get the black painted wheels, is black paint somehow more prone to discoloring or chipping? The cheaper the wheels the worse quality? Can someone please share their knowledge on selecting wheels?
Also, as I understand I have to get the TPMS sensors for the new set of wheels? Anyone knows how the system will react to the absence of the TPMS?
Any feedback is appreciated.

anE934fun 11-30-2012 01:21 PM

If the wheels fit your present 335i, they will fit the 335is. No difference in brake caliper clearance (same calipers are used on both editions) between the 335i and 335is cars.

Ilove3er 11-30-2012 01:30 PM

Unfortunately I don't have the wheels, just the winter tires. Looking to buy these: Sport Edition A7 17 inch

anE934fun 11-30-2012 01:58 PM

Get a fit guarantee from Tirerack (in writing).

vstM3 11-30-2012 03:36 PM

I went with 18". I didn't like the big "space" between the wheel and the fender. The cat looks much better with 18". Bmw also recommends 18" for the IS and M models.

Braumin 11-30-2012 07:32 PM

I have those exact wheels on my 335i, so they should fit.

Ilove3er 11-30-2012 07:44 PM

No complaints?

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Ilove3er 11-30-2012 07:47 PM

Do you know how they hold up with potholes?

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Braumin 12-02-2012 06:22 PM

No real complaints. The center is slightly tight on the hub, but that was not unexpected with aftermarket inexpensive wheels. So far they have held up on potholes but I've only had them for about a month.

Dork Knight 12-02-2012 06:36 PM

Sage advice from a recent post on wheels is that you get what you pay for and the types of construction matter -- rotary vs forged. But if its just a dedicated winter wheel, this may be an acceptable compromise. Just keep that in mind if a month down the road, your bargain wheel is damaged and needs repaired. Best of luck and send pictures of your choice once they're mounted.

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