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Old 09-10-2013, 09:35 AM
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2014 335xDrive GT tire help

I have a 335xDrive GT with the Msport staggered setup on order and BMW has kind of thrown me a curve ball. I was planning on switching out the factory RFT's for a set of all-season non RFT's and was banking on the tire size to be the same as the 335 Msport sedan. Well i was wrong. The GT needs 225/45/19 up front and 255/40/19 out back. TireRack has one option in this size that being the Generals which I am not too excited about. Here is my question. I really like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires, but the fronts are rated W and the rears are rated Y.
Is it possible to pair these up or is it a big no no?
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:35 AM
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I would think as long as you didn't go over (W speed rating) 168 mph you would be ok.

Might give Michelin a call and see what they say.

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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I have a 335xDrive GT with the Msport staggered setup on order and BMW has kind of thrown me a curve ball. I was planning on switching out the factory RFT's for a set of all-season non RFT's and was banking on the tire size to be the same as the 335 Msport sedan. Well i was wrong. The GT needs 225/45/19 up front and 255/40/19 out back. TireRack has one option in this size that being the Generals which I am not too excited about. Here is my question. I really like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires, but the fronts are rated W and the rears are rated Y.
Is it possible to pair these up or is it a big no no?
Thanks.
Saargus.
Yes, you can indeed pair these up. Some larger sizes are capable of higher speeds and thus have a higher speed rating despite being the exact same design.

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Old 09-10-2013, 01:22 PM
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Yes, you can indeed pair these up. Some larger sizes are capable of higher speeds and thus have a higher speed rating despite being the exact same design.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&...ires/index.jsp
That was the answer I was hoping for.
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