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      02-16-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Tire size help

Alright guys, I dont know much about tires but I can tell you guys what I know and then I would like to hear your suggestions. I have a 328xi Sedan, and I bought a set of 19s. I need all season tires so I can keep those rims on all year around. Keep in mind I live in Michigan so it can get pretty nasty in the winter and also there are potholes, many of them! So I've heard there should be a bigger sidewall on the tire to protect the tire rather then the lower profile and I am thinking about going without the runflats. I was suggested 235/35/19 and 245/35/19. What do you guys think? What should I look at for my kind of driving conditions.
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What your your width and offsets on your current 19's? We would need to know this to further determine the best tire sizes for your application.

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you are crazy if you dont have a set of dedicated winters.
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What your your width and offsets on your current 19's? We would need to know this to further determine the best tire sizes for your application.

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the width and offsets are 19x8.5+35
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the width and offsets are 19x8.5+35
Then do 235/35/19 all around.
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Then do 235/35/19 all around.
Ditto. This would be a perfect size for the 8.5 +35 wheel.

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the width and offsets are 19x8.5+35
You're going to bend at least the 2 front wheels during winter if you don't get something smaller for the winter. It will happen eventually.
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You're going to bend at least the 2 front wheels during winter if you don't get something smaller for the winter. It will happen eventually.
and why is that? i have been running 2 winters with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 no issues.
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While it is more likely to bend a wheel running 235/35R19 compared to 225/40R18 or 225/45R17, it is not something that will necessarily occur.
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thanks guys!!
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and why is that? i have been running 2 winters with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 no issues.
Maybe you're just lucky then. I bent both my front wheels before the harsh weather even came around w/ the same tire size as you. Sometime in September/Early Oct. IIRC and I was driving carefully too .
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Maybe you're just lucky then. I bent both my front wheels before the harsh weather even came around w/ the same tire size as you. Sometime in September/Early Oct. IIRC and I was driving carefully too .
What kind of wheels? Replicas? Sometimes you just get unlucky ...
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how can someone "bend" a wheel in winter? serious question, why cant they "bend" the same wheel in summer?
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