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      09-11-2015, 06:16 AM   #1
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new tire help please

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I want to move up to 18's for the summer and keep my 16's for the winter but my main concern is...do I need to have a staggered set up for my 18's per dealers advice. Been looking at some front 18x8's and rear 18x8.5.

I have a base 2007 328i.
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Long time reader first time poster.

I want to move up to 18's for the summer and keep my 16's for the winter but my main concern is...do I need to have a staggered set up for my 18's per dealers advice. Been looking at some front 18x8's and rear 18x8.5.

I have a base 2007 328i.
You don't need a staggared setup. I use a square 18"x8" (might be 8.8" or 9") with 225/45R18 (which should actually be 225/40R18) all round for my winter set. Anything bigger than 245 probably won't fit well on the front. Sizes are kind of limited if you go wider than 225/40R18, to keep the correct diameter.
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If you'd like, you can use tire size 225/40R18 on all four wheels. Many have even gone to 235/40R18 all around with no problems on the factory 18X8 and 18X8.5 wheels.

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You don't need a staggared setup. I use a square 18"x8" (might be 8.8" or 9") with 225/45R18 (which should actually be 225/40R18) all round for my winter set. Anything bigger than 245 probably won't fit well on the front. Sizes are kind of limited if you go wider than 225/40R18, to keep the correct diameter.
Thanks a lot. I'm very green to the tire scene. So a square 18x8 set up is good what about tires with a bit of width say 18x8.5 or 18x9 or 18x9.5 etc etc. Also the min and max offset the rims can have solely for summer tires. Thanks again for the help
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If you'd like, you can use tire size 225/40R18 on all four wheels. Many have even gone to 235/40R18 all around with no problems on the factory 18X8 and 18X8.5 wheels.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AH8&...ires/index.jsp
Thanks a lot. I'm very green to the tire scene. So a square 18x8 set up is good what about tires with a bit of width say 18x8.5 or 18x9 or 18x9.5 etc etc. Also the min and max offset for a set of rims I can have solely for summer tires. Thanks again for the help
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Thanks a lot. I'm very green to the tire scene. So a square 18x8 set up is good what about tires with a bit of width say 18x8.5 or 18x9 or 18x9.5 etc etc. Also the min and max offset the rims can have solely for summer tires. Thanks again for the help
See Gary's post. Tirerack does all the figuring of offsets and widths that are "good".
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