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      11-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Blizzak LM 25 225 width on stock 18 imch 335 i (sport package rims)

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Will this be an issue? We originally have staggered tires with 225 for front and 255 for rear on the stock 18 inch rims? Will 4 225 width blizzaks fit all the way around without overhang of the wheels or will there be a stretch?

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Will this be an issue? We originally have staggered tires with 225 for front and 255 for rear on the stock 18 inch rims? Will 4 225 width blizzaks fit all the way around without overhang of the wheels or will there be a stretch?

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Yes, you can use 225/40R18 on both the front 8" wheels and the rear 8.5" OE wheels with no problem. This is actually very common to do. Eliminating the stagger in this way works very well for winter and results in better winter traction.

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I agree - I run this setup, and have no problems with running in the snow. Thinner is better, especially when combating hydroplaning on slush.
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If doing higher speeds on the interstate, 70-80mph, with this setup, will it be a concern since the rear tires won't "completely" cover/match the 8.5 wheels?

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afterimage - No, I have this setup on my car and the stretch is very minimal. More than enough tire and I've never felt unsafe driving at highway speeds.
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If doing higher speeds on the interstate, 70-80mph, with this setup, will it be a concern since the rear tires won't "completely" cover/match the 8.5 wheels?

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no, the tire should be rated for much higher speeds than 70-80 mph. I would just avoid having a front wheel and rear wheel on the same axle. try to keep them matched in pairs.
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Will this be an issue? We originally have staggered tires with 225 for front and 255 for rear on the stock 18 inch rims? Will 4 225 width blizzaks fit all the way around without overhang of the wheels or will there be a stretch?

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No issues there. LM-25 is a great tire for BMW. I bought them last year to replace LM-22 and am very happy with them although I haven't driven in snow deeper than 2 in. You can even go with 235 but 225 is better in snow. Also, each tire is designed/rated for the range of rim widths. Tire Rack has this info if you want to check, for example 7.5-8.5.
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