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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Winter tires sticky thread for 2014-2015 winter season

http://www.tirerack.com/winter/images/carspin.gif

--The basics :

Get snow tires (http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&url=/winter/wintertires.jsp) appropriate to your climate and driving style....
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Sidewall height will not have much effect on...

Sidewall height will not have much effect on winter traction. Width plays a bit of a role, but not height (other than having more sidewall cushion for rough roads).

Winter...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-24-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
I doubt you'd have any pulling issues since the...

I doubt you'd have any pulling issues since the other tires are so new. If you do, it would be very slight and would gradually disappear as the tires wear equalizes (new tires at full tread depth...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-24-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
May as well match to the good existing tires...

May as well match to the good existing tires rather than spend more to downgrade IMO.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-19-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
I would agree that taller tires would be more...

I would agree that taller tires would be more resistant to damage from rough roads that often go hand in hand with a bad winter season.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The sidewall height is irrelevant when it comes...

The sidewall height is irrelevant when it comes to snow traction. However, the width of the tires can play a role in loose snow and slush traction. 225 width tires are not too wide for effective...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
We haven't test fit wheels much below 35mm...

We haven't test fit wheels much below 35mm offset, but perhaps it might be worth checking over at this forums sister site E46Fanatics.com. I believe I've seen some more aggressive setups over there...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
I would expect you to have no problems using 17 x...

I would expect you to have no problems using 17 x 8 - et 34 wheels on the E46 .
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
What is the complete size including width and...

What is the complete size including width and offset of the wheels in question?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-08-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Yes, those European made wheels and are at least...

Yes, those European made wheels and are at least as good as the BMW Stock wheels IMO. We purchase and import in large quantities so we are able to offer better prices than most.


Wheels...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-03-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If you're referring to the Pirelli Cinturato P7...

If you're referring to the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season RFT, there is a V speed rated version and a W speed rated version.

The V speed rated version is reduced in price currently : ...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-02-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
We have test fit the brakes on this model and all...

We have test fit the brakes on this model and all of our listed fitments are guaranteed to work with no problem.

Wheels http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&url=/wheels/index.jsp
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
You may want to consider the Hawk Performance...

You may want to consider the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads or the Akebono Euro Ceramic pads.

Brakes http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&url=/brakes/index.jsp
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
245/45R18 would be too tall for the 2014 328xi...

245/45R18 would be too tall for the 2014 328xi wagon. We aren't yet sure if the PA4 will be available in the 225/45R18 size for this winter, but we should have a better idea of what will be...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1

+1
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The OE sizing was 225/50R17 (not 255/50R17), and...

The OE sizing was 225/50R17 (not 255/50R17), and you are correct that you can indeed minus size to 215/60R16 on this car with no problems. While there is nothing special to look for in the wheels to...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
255/35R18 is very aggressive up front on a non-M...

255/35R18 is very aggressive up front on a non-M E46. A few have gotten away with it but many have reported rubbing with that size.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-07-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
No identifying marks that I can see...where did...

No identifying marks that I can see...where did you purchase them? Is there a part # on the receipt?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
I am not showing a BMW "star" on the rear...

I am not showing a BMW "star" on the rear 255/35R19 Pirelli Cinturato P7 all season run flat, sorry.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-04-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Two of the best performance tires in 255/50R19...

Two of the best performance tires in 255/50R19 for the X5 would be the General Grabber UHP and Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport.


Tires http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&url=/tires/index.jsp
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-01-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
What tire size (s) do you have?

What tire size (s) do you have?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Although they make some good models, I do not see...

Although they make some good models, I do not see any Hankook tires priced at $69 each in 225/45R17. Can you post the model of Hankook tire that you're referring to?

Tires...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
5-7 years seems to be assuming the worst...

5-7 years seems to be assuming the worst conditions. Tires that are kept in a garage out of UV light the vast majority of the time will retain their grip for *far* longer. Just last month I drove...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
17X8.5 can fit the rear of an E36 325i depending...

17X8.5 can fit the rear of an E36 325i depending on the wheel offset and tire sizing without modifications.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Tires can be remounted multiple times with no...

Tires can be remounted multiple times with no problems. Quite a few drivers swap out winter and summer tires on the same wheels season after season.
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