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      09-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #23
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OK, thanks for the input guys!

Anyone know of a good place in the Toronto area to get Aluminum rims and run flat snows at a decent price.
They can be OEM rims or replica rims with the BMW centre cap.

Google Steelecase Tire located at Markham talk to Dave specialized in BMW and Benz i bought my 16" Replica rim and perrelli winter sport 210 from him before will go back again to check out the 17" rim snow rubber now.
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      09-25-2009, 01:53 PM   #24
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Agreed you cannot put a 328i Snow into 335i. But 328i to 328i xdrive should not be a problem.
What exactly are we looking at to validate this? I have a 328xi w/ sport package (staggered 18s), and believe they are the exact same sizes as the 335i. Possibly the 17s off a 328 may not clear the brakes on a 335?
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What exactly are we looking at to validate this? I have a 328xi w/ sport package (staggered 18s), and believe they are the exact same sizes as the 335i. Possibly the 17s off a 328 may not clear the brakes on a 335?
yes lots of times the smaller rims on the 328's wont fit over the 335i brakes. a lot of 335s use 18's for winters cuz they are sure to clear the brakes

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I dont know if 1% is the true difference, but I do know from experience that running 225/40/18 and 245/40/18 on a stock staggered setup will cause your DTC light to come on all the time and you wont be able to drive it over 30 mph without the DTC/DSC start to slow you down and possibly break the car. Someone told me it's almost a 2.5% difference. Go figure... sometimes i wish I bought an i instead of an xi. I'll test that theory the next time I see some heavy snow
I know this is old but I just had to point out its because your rears should be 245/35/18 not 245/40/18 your rears are not only wider than the front but have more sidewall because the 2nd number is a ratio of the width
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      10-05-2009, 12:07 PM   #26
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You can always :

1) get the tread shaved on your new tire
2) run lower air pressure in the new tire

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