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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:26 AM
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Question Just joined and I have a tire question

Hi: Anybody? I just joined this forum and glad I found it. I have a 98 M3 convertible with 36k miles and I liked it so much that I bought an 08 535xi wagon. The wagon needs tires and I have 225-55-17's on it now and i have a chance to buy 225-50-17 almost new Michelins for $300. Should I put the smaller profiles on it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:41 AM
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I think you'll be alright since you're only reducing the sidewall size by the next size down. However, you may feel the road a little more and therefore make your ride quality "less cushiony."
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it will look a little smaller, Not a big difference
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:07 PM
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I think you'll be alright since you're only reducing the sidewall size by the next size down. However, you may feel the road a little more and therefore make your ride quality "less cushiony."
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Your ride will just be a little bit rougher than with the 55's. Not that much though. And Michelins are good tires. Sounds worth it in my opinion.
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