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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:25 PM
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:41 PM
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I swapped them out with the Hankook V12 EVO and they are an awesome tire for the money. I went wider too... 235 front and 265 rear on the stock 261 style M-Sport wheels.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:51 PM
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:53 PM
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I have 2009 135i. Did wider tires cause any problems with fenders?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:55 PM
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I have 2009 135i. Did wider tires cause any problems with fenders?
Nope, no issues with mine. That's about the limit you can go before you start to run into issues with rubbing.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:38 PM
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I'm interested in wider front tires too. Did you go with the 35 profile 235s to stay close to the stock circumference or just use 235/40s and put up with a bigger tire ? I can only find a few 235/35s out there and most aren't good competition choices.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:07 AM
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I'm interested in wider front tires too. Did you go with the 35 profile 235s to stay close to the stock circumference or just use 235/40s and put up with a bigger tire ? I can only find a few 235/35s out there and most aren't good competition choices.
I went with 235/40 and 265/35 sizes. They are just a tad bit taller, but that actually helps with allowing the tires to soak up minor surface irregularities.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:48 AM
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I swapped them out with the Hankook V12 EVO and they are an awesome tire for the money. I went wider too... 235 front and 265 rear on the stock 261 style M-Sport wheels.
Good to hear! Those are the tires my son is thinking about getting in the spring.

They took second place in this Car and Driver test.

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...12-evo-page-10

He has the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 performance winter tires on now.

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Old 11-11-2011, 01:33 PM
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Best tire to replace RFT for 135i 18" wheels
Thread should have ended at post #3. If you said best value, we could sit here for longer, but even then I think the PSS would have a good chance. The price difference over the V12s will be less than $300 on all 4 if you factor in the on going promo's, but you will have the best performing tires available, and perhaps have longer tire life (hard to say I think because you can't compare UTQG across brands?). The PSS will have a 0.5" wider tread in the front, and 0.8" wider in the rear. They weight 1 lb less in the front, but 2 lb more in the rear.

The PSS outperform the PS2 in every regard, and have been said to match the Conti DW for wet performance. The CR UHP summer tire test had the PSS head and shoulders above. #2-#7 were separated by only 4 points, but PSS was ahead of #2 by 8 points.

I greatly considered the V12s as well, they are a great value it appears. The TR Price Pledge Plus shop that installed my PSS said the Hankooks were an extremely popular sell.

However, the "best" to me regards performance only. For some, it seems that they equate that with softer/cushier/number, well I suppose if they live with war torn roads. The PSS are not very soft, only subtly more forgiving than the RFTs in my opinion. Others may disagree; but if you want cushy, there are better choices for that.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:09 AM
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I bought 17" Hankook Ventus V4 to replace my stock 128i RFTs,and couldn't be happier. $450 for all 4, including install.
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