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      10-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Winter set up

Looking for some help.

When it comes to wheel sizes I'm clueless as to what is best and what will fit with no issues. My car came with a set of 17" bmw replica rims with nordic frost snow 225/45/17. I have the opportunity to get a great deal on a set of oem 18" M5 rims on michelin pilot alpin 245/45/18.

I'm just not sure if the 18" wheel will fit my 2011 335i. Any help or input is appreciated.
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      10-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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U'd be better off with the 225/45/17 tire for winter. The smaller the width of the tire, the better it performs in snow. Also depends on tread and the kind of tire obviously.

If you can get a good deal, then buy it and sell it for a profit. Just my opinion
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do you know the specs of the m5 rims? width? offset? most likely they will be hard to fit on 335. but those tire sizes are completely off and you cannot run them. you will need 225/40/18 for tire size if you wish to go to 18".

But if i may ask, why do you want to change to 18s for winter? i have 17s and they work great. save the $$ for a summer setup.
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I run 225/45-17 for winter, couldn't be happier. as others have said, taller sidewall + narrower tire is what you want for winter. going to 18s will just make it that more likely that you'll damage a rim on something hidden by snow.
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I run 225/45-17 for winter, couldn't be happier. as others have said, taller sidewall + narrower tire is what you want for winter. going to 18s will just make it that more likely that you'll damage a rim on something hidden by snow.
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The OEM M5 rims may not fit well on the e90.

I have 225/45/17 for winter and very happy with it. Its the smallest rim you can fit on the 335. No need to pay extra for a bigger tire.
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do you know the specs of the m5 rims? width? offset? most likely they will be hard to fit on 335. but those tire sizes are completely off and you cannot run them. you will need 225/40/18 for tire size if you wish to go to 18".

But if i may ask, why do you want to change to 18s for winter? i have 17s and they work great. save the $$ for a summer setup.
I don't want to change but I am selling 2 sets of M5 rims for a friend. He just mentioned that if I wanted I could sell my 17's and keep his 18"s. That's the only reason I considered it. Deep down I kind of knew that current set would probably be best.

Thanks for the input guys
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