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Old 11-21-2011, 03:00 PM
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Gary: 225/45/17 on 17 x 8.5 wheels?

Hi Gary.

I'm currently shopping for a set of winter tires and plan on using staggered OEM wheels. 17x8 F and 17x8.5 R. (Car is 2011 E90 with M sport pkg and 18s with summer RFTs)

Will 225/45/17 tires fit on all 4 wheels ok? Or do I need staggered winter tires also?

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:11 AM
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Hi Gary.

I'm currently shopping for a set of winter tires and plan on using staggered OEM wheels. 17x8 F and 17x8.5 R. (Car is 2011 E90 with M sport pkg and 18s with summer RFTs)

Will 225/45/17 tires fit on all 4 wheels ok? Or do I need staggered winter tires also?

Thanks.

Yes, you can use 225/45R17 on both the front 8" wheels and the rear 8.5" OE wheels with no problem. This is actually very common to do. Eliminating the stagger in this way works very well for winter and results in better winter traction.

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:25 AM
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I would be inclined to use 235/45 or 245/45 for better rim protection and better ride. I used 235/45 and am happy. There are no rubbing issues and I am sorry I didn't try the 245/45!
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