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      10-12-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Best performance tire setup for 335xi on stock 162

I am replacing my stock summers and wanted to 1) go slightly wider in the front - get it more balanced and add protect fron wheels from curb rush; 2) increase tire hight a bit, if possible, to get a bit more compliant ride (hate DC roads).

I initially thought doing something like 235/40R18 front and 265/35R18 rear (non-RFT) , but then I thought that maybe going squre is a better idea? Would I be fine with say 245/40R18 all around? The front stock wheels are 8 and rears are 8.5.
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      10-18-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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Square would be best for balancing the car for road course racing.

245's will fit or either 8" or the 8.5" 162 rims

(also 255/35/18 can fit up front but these would be better on 8.5" rims)
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Yeah, you can go 245/40/18 all around, and you should be fine.
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