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Old 07-19-2010, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by klieu View Post
yes you can BUT if you are driving 100Km/H, in fact you are driving 96.71Km/H
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As your X3 speedometer is maybe as much as 8% too optimistic to start wth (a BMW feature),
the slightly taller tires will bring it closer to industry-standard accuracy (3% fast?).

Handling will likely be not as crisp, but the ride should be softened a bit (but maybe not enough to be noticeable).

Also not noticeable will be marginally slower acceleration, but slightly higher top speed.

May get longer tire life, and lower initial purchase price too.

It's a sensible plan - let us know how it goes.
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