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      08-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Set up for 2007 328i Sport Package- Help a noob

Alright guys, bear with me here. I'm new. I have a 07 328i with Sport Package. I am in dire need for new summer tires and a winter package. I am currently rolling on RFT Continental sport contact 2 SSR with 225/45R/17 on the front and 255/40R/17 on the back. These continental's flat out are unsafe. The smallest but of rain and I have no control. Someone give me some advice on good, QUIET summer tires. Price not too big of a deal.

Ok the winter package. I want to go with a square set-up and I hear from you guys that the Blizzaks are pretty solid. What wheel size should I be looking at? Should I downsize to 16" wheels. I ask because with the sport package having a lower profile, I was unsure if 17" wheels with Blizzaks would have the proper clearance.

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for summer tires , I'm on continental extreme contact DW . This is my second set and I think they are excellent, especially on wet pavement. good price point and high treadwear rating as well.
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...Ok the winter package. I want to go with a square set-up and I hear from you guys that the Blizzaks are pretty solid. What wheel size should I be looking at? Should I downsize to 16" wheels. I ask because with the sport package having a lower profile, I was unsure if 17" wheels with Blizzaks would have the proper clearance.
Wheel size has nothing to do with ride height, if they are sized properly.
You can go to 16" if you like, but 225/45R17 on all 4 courners on 7.5" or 8" wide rims will work perfectly fine for you.
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      08-25-2013, 12:30 AM   #4
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I have the same tire and wheel sizes.

I recommend the Bridgestone Pole Position S-04s. The are quiet like the Conti DWs, they ride a little stiffer but they hold the road better.

See tirerack's and Car & Driver's comparison tests of max perf summer tires.
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      08-27-2013, 01:00 PM   #5
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Unless you want to stay with runflats, I highly recommend Michelin Pilot Super Sport for summer. I went with 225/40R18 front and 255/35R18 on the rear on a set of 18" MRR GT7 rims for the summer. I run 225/45R17 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 tires on my stock 161 rims, for the winter, and they're just amazing.

BTW, I have a 2008 328i with sport package.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Bridgestone S04 Pole Position, and Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 are currently among the best of the best.

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