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Old 11-26-2012, 05:11 AM
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Ready for winter, 17's fit just fine as advertised

For anyone who cares, my winter setup from the E90 fits just fine on the 335xi. I swapped wheels this weekend and am now running Blizzak LM-60s on Rial Salerno wheels. Plenty of room over the brakes, although I will say the car looks funny with 17's. Wheel specs below:

Front and Rear
Size: 17x8
Offset: 29mm
Backspacing: 5.59"
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Rec. Tire Size: 225/50-17

The only thing that caught me out was the threads on the lug bolts. My "winter bolts" were threaded for the E90 328xi and are apparently different than the F30 335xi lug threads. I never owned an E90 335, so I don't know if the threads are different due to the new body style of if there was always a difference between the 328 and 335. I just used my OEM bolts for the F30 and all is well.

Also, The clearance is just fine over the stock 335 brakes, but I'd be willing to bet that these 17's would not fit over the M performance brake kit. At the very least it would be really close.

Last item of note: the TPMS linked up right away with the new sensors in the winter wheels. No issues... if you need sensors for your F30, you can't go wrong ordering from tirerack.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:30 AM
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Thanks for this. Good to know that I can put my E90 snowshoes on future F30.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:57 AM
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How much were the sensors from tirerack?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:15 AM
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How much were the sensors from tirerack?
Four sensors plus four valve stems plus shipping = $219.00

Installation at my local Indy was $40 for dismount, install, remount + balance.
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I have a set of 225/45 17 Dunlop Winter Sport M3 run flats on 17x7.5 wheels from my E90 2009 335i sport package that are in good shape.

Tire Rack tells me I need 225/50 17 for my new F30 2013 335i sport line.

Will my old winter set work?
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I have a set of 225/45 17 Dunlop Winter Sport M3 run flats on 17x7.5 wheels from my E90 2009 335i sport package that are in good shape.

Tire Rack tells me I need 225/50 17 for my new F30 2013 335i sport line.

Will my old winter set work?
Your speedometer will be off (as in, it will read high) by several MPH at highway speeds. Other than that I think they would fit... but it will depend on the offset and backspacing on your wheels. I'm 90% sure you would be fine as long as you're OK with the speedo reading high. I'll leave it to the real experts (paging Orient) to give you a better answer. Do you have wheel specs? I know for sure the 17" Rial Salernos fit over the brakes, but I have no experience with other wheels.
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I have a set of 225/45 17 Dunlop Winter Sport M3 run flats on 17x7.5 wheels from my E90 2009 335i sport package that are in good shape.

Tire Rack tells me I need 225/50 17 for my new F30 2013 335i sport line.

Will my old winter set work?
depends on the rim, and with the following caveats:

1) the tpms sensors wont work. the F30 uses a different sensor.

2)your speedometer will read ~3.5% high. your odometer will also accrue mileage 3.5% faster (ie, you travel 1000 miles, your odometer will record 1035 miles)

3) you may need to buy new lugs.

most of the 17 " rims that fit the E90 335i will fit the F30 335i.
easy way to check to to see if tire rack lists the same rim for the F30. be sure to confirm the offset is the same between your rim and the rim TR lists.

note that if you dont use the OE lugs for your snows, you may need to order new lug bolts. even though the stock f30 bmw lugs might fit, the seat profile on the bolt might not be the same. check with tire rack.


i'm planning on reusing the snow tires that i have for my E90 on my F30 when it arrives (although i sized up my winters on my E90-- my tires are only 0.7% off spec for the F30). i have about two winters worth of tread left on my current snows. will probably go leave the sensors be for this season, then replace the tires and sensors next winter.
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For those who haven't seen it, this link is quite handy: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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OK appreciate your help, thanks!
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