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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:54 PM
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winter tires for the 135i

Last March, I traded my '04 M3 for a 135i Rocket. I love the little car it is actually more fun than the M3. At the time I had a set of four winter wheels/tires for the M3, all 235/40 R18. I was told they would fit on the 135i by a guy in the BMW shop. I have my doubts.
the tires on the 135i are run flats (yuk),
Rear:245/35 R18
Front:215/40 R18

The winter wheels may work on the rear, but it doesn't look like they will work on the front of the 135i
Can anyone help?
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:50 PM
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[FONT I was told they would fit on the 135i by a guy in the BMW shop. I have my doubts.
Why?

For a 2010 135i tire racks states 225/40/18 front 245/35/18 rear.

The overall diameter increase from 225/40/18 to 235/40/18 is only 0.31" additional sidewall height only 0.16"

215 to 235 is only 0.63" overall diameter increase. additional sidewall height of only 0.31"

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTireMath.dosC=

You can double check with BMW for the bolt pattern and offset for the wheels on both cars. But the BMW guy already said they would work. So I would think thats ok

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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Norm,
Thanks I really appreciate the info!!
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Why?

For a 2010 135i tire racks states 225/40/18 front 245/35/18 rear.

The overall diameter increase from 225/40/18 to 235/40/18 is only 0.31" additional sidewall height only 0.16"

215 to 235 is only 0.63" overall diameter increase. additional sidewall height of only 0.31"

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTireMath.dosC=

You can double check with BMW for the bolt pattern and offset for the wheels on both cars. But the BMW guy already said they would work. So I would think thats ok
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