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Old 09-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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What (winter) tyres will fit....

Apologies, hoping someone can provide a specific answer rather than wading through lots of forums posts!

I have a 335i - front tyres are 225/40/18 and rears are 255/35/18.

I'm looking to fit some winter tyres. It turns out that 255/35/18's are a bit rarer than some others, and I was wondering:

1) what would 'fit' without compromising handling etc
2) I'm unlikely to be driving aggressively )winter after all!), but would going all the way down to 225/40, ie the same as the front, still be feasible for the rears (if they would fit?)

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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are your wheels staggered? what does tirerack.com recommend??
if your wheels are staggared than you really shouldnt go same size on the rears -as you'll be stretched

i would get the next size up from the 255/35/18's or what ever tirerack recommends

just my 2 cents
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:15 AM
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Apologies, hoping someone can provide a specific answer rather than wading through lots of forums posts!

I have a 335i - front tyres are 225/40/18 and rears are 255/35/18.

I'm looking to fit some winter tyres. It turns out that 255/35/18's are a bit rarer than some others, and I was wondering:

1) what would 'fit' without compromising handling etc
2) I'm unlikely to be driving aggressively )winter after all!), but would going all the way down to 225/40, ie the same as the front, still be feasible for the rears (if they would fit?)

Thanks in advance
225/40/18 will fit fine on the rear.
8.5" rims are a little bit narrow for the 255 they put on there from the factory.

why not go with a 17" rim and tire set? you recoup the cost of the rims after one or two years of mounts and balances.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for input.

Fair point - what noticeable difference would 17" have over 18"? Probably more comfortable ride! Does come down to cost - plus how long I intend to keep the car for (2 years is probably the max)
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Thanks for input.

Fair point - what noticeable difference would 17" have over 18"? Probably more comfortable ride! Does come down to cost - plus how long I intend to keep the car for (2 years is probably the max)
more comfortable, less prone to damage, cheaper tyres and rims.
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225/40/18 winter tires will fit on both front and back fine. The rear rims are only 0.5 inch wider, this is within the recomended rim width of most tires within the 225/40 category.... also means that the wheels will have almost exactly the same circumference before and after.
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225/40/18 winter tires will fit on both front and back fine. The rear rims are only 0.5 inch wider, this is within the recomended rim width of most tires within the 225/40 category.... also means that the wheels will have almost exactly the same circumference before and after.
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