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Hi everyone,

I'm looking at buying winter tires for my '07 335i which I recently bought.

It has the 18" sport wheels on it and I was thinking about using these as my set for winter tires and buying a new set in the spring for summer driving.

Would there be a big difference in grip between the tire rack recommended 225/45R17 vs. the 225/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear sizes of my current wheels?

I live in Columbus OH and I don't expect a ton of deep snow but probably some packed snow/ice.

Thanks for your help.
 

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It sounds like a square set-up provides better winter traction along with other advantages compared to a staggered set-up, check out the following Tirerack blog posts by Jim and Gary:

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/make-driving-fun/bmw-winter-tiressquare-set-up-or-stagger

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/bmws-all-the-time/winter-tires-keep-staggered-sizes-or-not
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Also there are no 255/35R18 winter tires left available this season so staggering is no longer an option.

Winter http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&url=/winter/index.jsp
 
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