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Old 03-10-2016, 08:48 AM
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Difference in Tire Sizes

I'm in the process of replacing the front tires on my 2001 740il. Stock calls for 235/50/18. Is there any noticeable change of appearance in switching to 245/45/18s?
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:28 PM
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That's an extra 5 mm sticking out past the rim and about 0.3" lower profile. Certainly enough to notice side by side but otherwise you probably wouldn't know.

Where you will notice is that you'll be going slower than you think you are going, and you're fuel mileage will drop a little.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:16 AM
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Thanks for the response! I'll keep it stock
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:15 PM
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To establish 'Stock' cost them bulk $. We will not improve things but screwing around with them.
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