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      07-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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New Wheels (18" 8 & 9 Staggered) XI. 235/40/18 front ... what in the rear? 255/35/18?

Any input? Need to know what will work. 335xi pre lci sedan. Lowered on koni sport and H&R.


I have 235/40/18 new tires on the car now squared. Want to keep them up front so now I'm looking to fit the rear tires.

Found some nice pairs locally:

Conti Sport 3 255/35/18

Toyo Proxes 255/40/18 (my 235's are Toyo)

Falken 265/35/18

Any tire experts around to make the right recommendation?

Rims are 18x8 ET 35 and 18x9 ET38

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265/35/18 is what I'd recommend in your case.
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Thank you very much!!!!

That's what I'm gonna go with.

Really appreciate your help on this.
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265/35/18 is what I'd recommend in your case.
That is safe with the XI/AWD?
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That is safe with the XI/AWD?
For 235's in the front yes. I just put on wheels on my xi that are 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. no problems so far.
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That is safe with the XI/AWD?
Yup! 235/265 is what we recommend to our AWD customers that want to run staggered wheels and tires.
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Sweet! Just got set up. Was surprised those 265's fit in there. Perfect fit and even room for a little spacer to punch them out a tad.

Thanks so much for confirming this.

Americas tire guy was all rude to me and said I was going to roast my transfer case and that the sport package on the 335xi had different axles and drive train. Never going there again. Hate that rude attitude people put off.
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