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Old 05-12-2013, 09:26 AM
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I'm a new member, this is my first question on bimmerfest, I have recently bought a 320d convertible and found out that the tyres are very expensive as they are 19 inch run flats. Can I reduce these to 17 or even 18 inch ordinary tyres with new wheels? Can anybody help me? Thank you, Harry.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:15 AM
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I'm a new member, this is my first question on bimmerfest, I have recently bought a 320d convertible and found out that the tyres are very expensive as they are 19 inch run flats. Can I reduce these to 17 or even 18 inch ordinary tyres with new wheels? Can anybody help me? Thank you, Harry.
Yup - can do. Check in at TireRack.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:15 AM
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And it should improve the ride.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:23 AM
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You'll have to do your own ordering and finding.
Personally, I (and others) believe that 17" tires are the sweet spot for ride and handling. I'd try 225/45R17 on 17x8 wheels.
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