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Old 01-01-2013, 05:34 PM
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Can i put or should i say will 245/40/18 work on my 328 xi coupe all the way around.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:37 PM
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Can i put or should i say will 245/40/18 work on my 328 xi coupe all the way around.
The correct size is 225/40R18. 245 will be a bit tall, although it will fit in the wheel well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:44 PM
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Isn't 245 tread width?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:55 PM
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Isn't 245 tread width?
Yes, but 40% of 245 is taller than 40% of 225, so the tire will be too tall. By 16 mm or about 3/4 inch.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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but will it fit with out any rubbing im doing 245 to protect my rims from the curb rash...from the this winter
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I got 225/40/18 all around for winter, that's what bmw recommended. Hope this helps
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:41 PM
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I believe the staggered setup for our cars uses 255/35/18 on the rear so to floydarogers point you probably don't want 40 aspect ratio. As for rubbing I ran 235/45/17 up front and it was very tight, but didn't rub. I am guessing 245 would rub on front. There is plenty of room in the rear. Of course my experience is with the rear wheel drive version - not sure how much different the AWD is.
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Our autocross setup on the 335is Coupe is a square setup with 255/35-18 all around, but these are on Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 ET32 wheels, which are similar to the stock rear wheels on our car.



I first tested fitment by just swapping the staggered stock wheels and tires from front to back and vice-versa, putting the stock 225/35-18s in the front. I took the car down to a local school parking lot on the weekend and ran it hard to check for any rubbing or bumping but it was fine.

No reason why this wouldn't fit on your car, unless the xi has less clearance.
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I did 225-40-18 all around on the stock staggered wheels. You want narrower tires in the snow not wider
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I am running 235/45-17. Tire Rack advised that 245/45-17 would rub. Hope that this helps.
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