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Old 05-22-2007, 09:46 PM
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Mein Auto: 98 BMW 540i-6speed
Originally Posted by 540cmc View Post
The 255/40/17 will work just fine on an 8" wheel. I have run that size all around on a set of style 66 wheels (8" front / 9" rear) as my autocross set up for two years. With Falken RT-615s, the steering response was just fine and handling was much better than with the stock 235/45/17s up front.

I agree with same size all around if possible for better handling, however, I would go with the 255/40/17 all around over the 235/45/17 all around. Same size all around dials out some of the E39 understeer, gives better balance and larger is better in my opinion.

With that said, what you really need to do is buy the staggered Style 66 set I have listed in the classifieds for sale!
I don't see your ad in the classifieds.. Is it someplace other than "wheels and tires"? I'm interested if they are in clean shape.
1998 BMW 540i 6-speed (SOLD)
Jet black on tan
Dinan springs, Dinan Koni dampers, Dinan front strut tower bar, M5 rear sway bar,
Dinan Stage-1 software, Dinan clutch, Dinan short throw shifter, CDV delete, Bosch Design III injectors,
Dice I-pod kit,
Hawk ceramic brake pads....

2001 BMW M5
Silverstone on Caramel
All stock.
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