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      10-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info... so you got dedicated 17" rims for the winter tires? how much?
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Gary, for the 335i the tirerack website only lists the Pirelli winter tires. Is ok to specifically run Blizzak WS-70's 225/40/18 fronts and 255/35/18 rears? Or is there a different size/setup I should go with?

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You can use 225/40R18 on both the front 8" wheels and the rear 8.5" OE wheels with no problem. This is actually very common to do. Eliminating the stagger in this way works very well for winter and results in better winter traction.
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