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      11-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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2009 328ix Winters: 15" or 16"?

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I'm about to pull the trigger on an 09 328i xdrive and am looking for winters; I found a couple that are reasonably priced (tires and rims) one is a set of 16"s and the other 15"s - can I use either for winters on this car?

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      11-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Gang,

I'm about to pull the trigger on an 09 328i xdrive and am looking for winters; I found a couple that are reasonably priced (tires and rims) one is a set of 16"s and the other 15"s - can I use either for winters on this car?

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No, 15 inch won't fit over your brakes.
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      11-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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do the 16s in 205/55/16. they will just look incredibly small
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try to find a set of 17s.. or get the 16s if you really must. but they will look tiny.
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I'm not concerned with the looks in the winter - more the handling. Will e46 steelies fit?
Thanks for the help guys!
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do the 16s in 205/55/16. they will just look incredibly small
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16 inches good enough for 328i
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