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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:27 PM
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Post Recommended Tires for 2002 330i

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I am looking to replace tires for my 2202 330i standard package. The OE tires were goodyear RSA. I am looking for other good options. I went Firestone and I was suggested Bridgestone Potenza which has the same specs except the load index. The original one was 93 whereas Potenza has 89. Is that a big deal? Also, any recommendations would be much appreciated?

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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If you search the forum you find more threads on tires than you'll have time to read. Read a few and you'll learn you need to decide what's important to you in a tire to make a decision.

tirerack.com has a tire selector wizard to help.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:41 PM
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Well I don't know what the 330i will look like in 2202, but I suspect it's rear wheel drive like 90% of the 325's and 330's around here.

I'd recomend reading one of the other 234234123 tire threads since they contain more information than I could possibly type out to you.

Here - I'll start:

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