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      05-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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New Wheels - Now what tires?

I just got my new wheels in the mail!

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/EuroSport%20Wheels/Eurosport-5371-Wheels-BMW-E93-2.jpg[/IMG]

The wheels are 19x8.0 et 35 front and 19x9.0 et 38 rear.

Which tire setup should I go with (Conti DW's):

1) 235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear with a -3 rolling diameter difference
2) 225/40/19 front and 255/35/19 rear with a 0 rolling diameter difference

Ideally the 0 rolling diameter would be better for the transfer case, but would the smaller width tires look stretched on 8" and 9" wheels?

(Yes I know this is a tire topic, but I wanted to post here to get input from the XI/X Drive group!)
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I has the first setup, I love it..... Get some Toyo tires to finish it
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I has the first setup, I love it..... Get some Toyo tires to finish it
Which Toyo tires do you have?
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Which Toyo tires do you have?
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I just got my new wheels in the mail!

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/EuroSport%20Wheels/Eurosport-5371-Wheels-BMW-E93-2.jpg[/IMG]

The wheels are 19x8.0 et 35 front and 19x9.0 et 38 rear.

Which tire setup should I go with (Conti DW's):

1) 235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear with a -3 rolling diameter difference
2) 225/40/19 front and 255/35/19 rear with a 0 rolling diameter difference

Ideally the 0 rolling diameter would be better for the transfer case, but would the smaller width tires look stretched on 8" and 9" wheels?

(Yes I know this is a tire topic, but I wanted to post here to get input from the XI/X Drive group!)
sorry for the late reply. what did you end up choosing? i'm at the same fork in the road as you were, but ride comfort is at a premium these days with the 19s...
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The Conti DW's were back ordered when I was looking for tires, so I ended up going with Hankook V12's. 225/35/19 F and 265/30/19 R. The revs are 2 or 3 (can't remember off the top of my head, but tirerack has the info) different front to back.
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The Conti DWs were back ordered when I was looking for tires, so I ended up going with Hankook V12's. 225/35/19 F and 265/30/19 R. The revs are 2 or 3 (can't remember off the top of my head, but tirerack has the info) different front to back.
Nice, I've heard good things about that rubber. I was thinking about the taller 225/40 F 255/35 R setup, but that adds over 3/4" to my current tire diameter and I think that will be too much. Don't want to start dealing with things like fender rolling, etc. Also, thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated.
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I got 65k out of my Conti DWS all season rubber... I'm about to buy them again for my new e92!
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I just got my new wheels in the mail!

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/EuroSport%20Wheels/Eurosport-5371-Wheels-BMW-E93-2.jpg[/IMG]

The wheels are 19x8.0 et 35 front and 19x9.0 et 38 rear.

Which tire setup should I go with (Conti DW's):

1) 235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear with a -3 rolling diameter difference
2) 225/40/19 front and 255/35/19 rear with a 0 rolling diameter difference

Ideally the 0 rolling diameter would be better for the transfer case, but would the smaller width tires look stretched on 8" and 9" wheels?

(Yes I know this is a tire topic, but I wanted to post here to get input from the XI/X Drive group!)
I wish I would have read this because I just ordered 19 ASA 19x8 front 19x9 rear and conti dws which is 235/35/19 front 265/30/19 I hope it don't make any trouble for my transfer case . If i wouldve known I wouldve gotten the 18 (
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I wish I would have read this because I just ordered 19 ASA 19x8 front 19x9 rear and conti dws which is 235/35/19 front 265/30/19 I hope it don't make any trouble for my transfer case . If i wouldve known I wouldve gotten the 18 (
I got this exact same setup and no issues....I have the Conti DW's and a set of snows for the winter. I do like the DW's but I think they are loud. I think I'm going to try the Michelin Pilot Super Sport next time.
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