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Old 11-30-2012, 12:08 PM
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335is winter

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Hello all. I am picking up a 335is in a week and looking to get 17 inch wheels for it for winter tires that I have from my current 335 (225/45R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from TireRack ). I read that one has to be careful with choosing 17 inch wheels for the 335 with sport package or 335is because of the possible brake clearance issue. I looked on Tire Rack for the available wheels for the 335is and found a variety of 17 inch wheels that as I understand Tire Rack knows will fit the 335is. I wanted to ask for some guidance on choosing a set of wheel. I was looking at the cheapest that was available, about $100 per wheel If I were to get the black painted wheels, is black paint somehow more prone to discoloring or chipping? The cheaper the wheels the worse quality? Can someone please share their knowledge on selecting wheels?
Also, as I understand I have to get the TPMS sensors for the new set of wheels? Anyone knows how the system will react to the absence of the TPMS?
Any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:21 PM
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If the wheels fit your present 335i, they will fit the 335is. No difference in brake caliper clearance (same calipers are used on both editions) between the 335i and 335is cars.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
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Unfortunately I don't have the wheels, just the winter tires. Looking to buy these: Sport Edition A7 17 inch http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...ire=245HR7LM60
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:58 PM
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Get a fit guarantee from Tirerack (in writing).
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:36 PM
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I went with 18". I didn't like the big "space" between the wheel and the fender. The cat looks much better with 18". Bmw also recommends 18" for the IS and M models.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:32 PM
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I have those exact wheels on my 335i, so they should fit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:44 PM
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No complaints?

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:47 PM
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Do you know how they hold up with potholes?

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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No real complaints. The center is slightly tight on the hub, but that was not unexpected with aftermarket inexpensive wheels. So far they have held up on potholes but I've only had them for about a month.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:36 PM
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Sage advice from a recent post on wheels is that you get what you pay for and the types of construction matter -- rotary vs forged. But if its just a dedicated winter wheel, this may be an acceptable compromise. Just keep that in mind if a month down the road, your bargain wheel is damaged and needs repaired. Best of luck and send pictures of your choice once they're mounted.
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