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      12-13-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question Tire Size: 205/50/17 & 225/45/17

what is difference btw 205/50/17 and 225/45/17 tires?
is 225/45/17 much wider than 205/50/17? how much wider?

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225-205 = 20 mm
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225-205 = 20 mm
damn! i should have bought 225 then..
didn't exactly know how to read those sizes..

how about 205/50/17 and 205/55/16, are they any different in width?
205/50/17 any wider? it seems a bit wider then 205/55/16 which is my stock tire.
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THANK YOU;

i replaced my type 156 with m5 rep 205/45/17 for winter because type 156 seemed too narrow, but i ended up having same width. damn should've done more research.
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THANK YOU;

i replaced my type 156 with m5 rep 205/45/17 for winter because type 156 seemed too narrow, but i ended up having same width. damn should've done more research.
For winter tires, you should always go as narrow and small as possible. Therefore, 205/50/17 is preferred over 225/45/17 (or over any 18 or 19 inch for that matter) for a 330i/335i and 205/55/16 is optimal on a 323i/325i/328i.

Ideally, you should also stick to the above tires sizes since this will result in minimal effects on the accuracy of your speedometer reading. Your speedometer may be slightly more off with a 205/45/17 tire size unless you mean 225/45/17.
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[quote=academic;6356811]For winter tires, you should always go as narrow and small as possible.

same as what the local tire shop suggested me when i bought 205/50/17
go narrow with winter tire
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narrow tires perform better in winter
but I believe most of people here runs popular size 225/45/17
and I run 225/40/18 all around for winter
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225/45-17 is narrower, at least on the back.

That's what I run and I ski in the mountains (I live in Calgary) every weekend and my 225/45-17 Hakkapeliittas work great for me.

16 inch wheels (and many 17s) won't clear the brakes on a 330/335.
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For winter tires, you should always go as narrow and small as possible.

same as what the local tire shop suggested me when i bought 205/50/17
go narrow with winter tire
thank you.
quick question did the tires stretch? cause i just wanna see what a 205 would look like on a 8inch wheel
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