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      05-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Rolling Diameter vs Revolutions per mile

Iíve just ordered these tires for my 2011 335i xDrive:

Sumitomo HTR III
235/35/19 (F) Ė 816 Revolutions Per Mile
275/30/19 (R) Ė 811 Revolutions Per Mile

The since itís an AWD, I made sure the front-to-back rolling diameter difference is less than 1%. With the above setup, it is actually 0.02%
However, I only realized later after ordering some here have suggested that the front and rear RPMs must be as close as possible, even ideally not more than 3 RPMs difference.

The newly ordered tires would have a 5 RPM difference front/back.

1. Will this cause AWD problems?
2. Should I change the rear tire to 265/35/19 (818 RPMs)? By doing so, I would reduce the front/back difference to 2 RPMs, but at the same time increase the rolling diameter difference to 0.8%
3. Whatís more important, maintain a closer front/back rolling diameter match or RPMs?

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You will not have any problems with the drivetrain with those tire sizes. Keep the overall diameter about the same and you will be fine.
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Thanks so much for this. Extremely helpful :-)
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You will not have any problems with the drivetrain with those tire sizes. Keep the overall diameter about the same and you will be fine.
+1, very common setup on the Xi.
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