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Old 11-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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Hey Guys and Gals,

Anyone have experience with 17" wheels on a 335 M-Sport/X Drive that came equipped with 18's

I'm fine with the offset, not certain if a 17" wheel will clear caliper and rotor?

Looking to put style 159's on for winter.

Any help much appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:30 PM
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The Sport/M Sport package does not change the brakes, nor does xDrive. What does change them is 328/335. Any OEM 17" wheel style offered on any 335i/xi configuration should fit. If Style 159 is a 17" style that was only available from the factory on a 328i/xi, there may be interference.

(Style 161 works ...that's my winter set.)
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:25 AM
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The wheel well size does not change, only the brakes are different. (328/335) 335 has slightly larger brakes but I believe 17" will still fit. You will have a larger and uglier wheel gap though.
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x drive should be fine in snow with the 18s.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:56 AM
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x drive should be fine in snow with the 18s.
Not on the summer-compound tires fitted to the OEM 18" setup....
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The wheel well size does not change, only the brakes are different. (328/335) 335 has slightly larger brakes but I believe 17" will still fit. You will have a larger and uglier wheel gap though.
17" wheels fit fine on a 335i xDrive, certainly on any wheel offered on the xDrive models, as well as aftermarket wheels such as the Rial Salerno. As you should be selecting tires with the same overall diameter as your 18" summer wheels, the gap will be exactly the same as before.
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oh i figured he was running the all-seasons.
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I have the 18" performance tires on my car and have had no problems running them in the weather. Just like snow tires, you just have to drive carefully.
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