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Old 06-02-2020, 04:49 AM
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Interchangable tires?

Recently got a huge gash in the sidewall of one of my tires (original equipment Pirelli).I found a new replacement...exact size,run flat,etc...that came off a Mercedes (code "MOE" which,I assume,means Mercedes Original Equipment). Will there be any issues placing it on a BMW rim? IOW,are there any small,subtle differences between Mercedes and BMW rims that would lead to problems?

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If you are talking about the tire, no.
If the rim, yes.
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Old 06-03-2020, 10:57 AM
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I found a new replacement...exact size,run flat,etc...that came off a Mercedes (code "MOE" which,I assume,means Mercedes Original Equipment). Will there be any issues placing it on a BMW rim?
You do not specify that the new replacement is also the exact model of tire that is on the car. Pirelli no doubt makes multiple tire models in your size. Gotta be the same model. The MOE should not matter.
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:39 PM
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The issue isnt the rim or fitment on the rim...

the issue is that the overall tire size, specifically the 'revs per mile' will almost surely be different between two different manufactures and two different tire models. Even if bth are xxx/yy-zz...they WILL be slightly different. This can burn up your diff, even create handling issues.
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Alignment here: The Definitive Alignment Thread

OE is Original Equipment aka 'BMW Original Parts' aka 'What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label'

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label


OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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