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Old 01-04-2012, 05:39 PM
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Z4 Tire Rotation?

I recently bought a used 2003 Z4 and was wondering about tire rotation when the fronts are 225/40 R18, and the rears are 255/35 R18. The manual shows fronts to rear, and rears to front.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:53 PM
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You can't rotate tires on a vehicle with offset sizes.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:03 PM
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Correction, you CAN...you just sure as heck do not want too.

About the only thing you can do is spring for two more wheels/tires that match the front so you can rotate.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:06 AM
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You have the sport package and optional 18inch rims. You don't rotate those. The rims in the rear are wider than the front. These are staggered setup and not a square.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:02 AM
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Thats what sucks, i only have the regular non sports model.. extra features, extra cost..
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:20 AM
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I don't rotate tires even with a square setup. I have had more trouble when rotating than not.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:10 PM
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Can't rotate... only 'switch' left front with right front, and left rear with right rear.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:36 AM
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But only if the tires are non-directional. If directional, you can only swap left to right with remounting them.

And if asymmetrical and directional, you can't do squat with them.
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