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      11-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #20
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There's really no point IMHO in buying 18" or 19" winter tires. The real problem is the limited selection of 17" wheels that fit over 335i brakes. 157s will fit as will 158s (and I would assume any other factory E9x 17" wheel) and there are some aftermarket wheels that will also fit however - check tire rack. My reasoning behind recommending 17" is that both the wheels and the tires cost more as you go up in diameter, and will you really care about the "crisper" handling of a 19" winter tire? I'd venture to say that rather you'll appreciate taller sidewalls the first time you hit a stealth pothole. At least that's my thoughts...