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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:21 PM
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We have a 2013 335i Sport Line. My question is why are the 19" wheels staggered ? The rear wheels are Potenza 255/35, 19 & Potenza 225/40, 19 on the front. Thank you. I am assuming its for better handling. & I know the wheels are staggered on the M Sport Model. I think our previous BMW 335 , 2009 had staggered 18" wheels.
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"Better handling" as in reduced understeer for the masses and for the more aggressive appearance.
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"Better handling" as in reduced understeer for the masses and for the more aggressive appearance.
Thank you for your quick response. You are always so helpful to all the 'Festers .
It's been a great 5 months & 4500 miles so far .
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:20 AM
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"Better handling" as in reduced understeer for the masses and for the more aggressive appearance.
By the way, are you a Texas Tech Red Raider ? Going to the BMW CCA meet in Monterey , Ca in August ? It should be a great event, & one of the most picturesque & photographed parts of California. My wife & I are planning to do our first Oktoberfest with BMW CCA. Ever since we joined 7 years ago, all the National events have been in the East & Midwest. Too far to drive for that short of time. We love Chicago, fun city, great restaurants, been able to work some medical conventions there, & always had a great time Hope to see a Cubs game someday @ Wrigley Field.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:28 AM
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We have a 2013 335i Sport Line. My question is why are the 19" wheels staggered ? The rear wheels are Potenza 255/35, 19 & Potenza 225/40, 19 on the front. Thank you. I am assuming its for better handling. & I know the wheels are staggered on the M Sport Model. I think our previous BMW 335 , 2009 had staggered 18" wheels.
Also be aware that not just the tires are staggered, but the rim itself. Depending on model it's a .5 - 1 inch difference in width (generally) and a different offset.
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"Better handling" as in reduced understeer for the masses and for the more aggressive appearance.
Er...shouldn't that be " reduced oversteer "?

OP, it is true, with a square setup it is much easier to break the rear loose - and especially so with winter tires. Man, I almost started liking these winter months now ...
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Er...shouldn't that be " reduced oversteer "?

OP, it is true, with a square setup it is much easier to break the rear loose - and especially so with winter tires. Man, I almost started liking these winter months now ...
You are correct. Red Raider probably got his Oversteer and Understeer mixed up!
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