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      07-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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what would u guys say are good tires? Reviews? im looking to go 235.40.18
265.35.18 looking to get tires to last and have grip but not ultra summer tires looking something with a strong sidewall to protect my rims from the chicago streets any advice would be appreicated,
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I would probably stay away from a 35 or 40 profile and go back to a 45, if you looking to protect your rims from potholes.

Maybe 245/45/18

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I like the goodyear F1. You can rotate them in a traditional manner. A lot of tires for BMW's are directional, and they dont last as long, as a result. Goodyear F1's are asymmetrical, which means you can cross the right rear to the left front and bring the left front down to the left rear and vice versa.

Also, in Chicago, much like in Michigan, these tires will be much better than a Michelin pilot sport 3 in November and March/April when you snow tires are not on the car.

The treadwear is 560. You should get 50,000 miles out of these tires pretty easily, as long as you rotate them every 6,000 miles religiously.
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I would probably stay away from a 35 or 40 profile and go back to a 45, if you looking to protect your rims from potholes.

Maybe 245/45/18

http://<a href="http://<a href="http...e1=yes</a></a>

I like the goodyear F1. You can rotate them in a traditional manner. A lot of tires for BMW's are directional, and they dont last as long, as a result. Goodyear F1's are asymmetrical, which means you can cross the right rear to the left front and bring the left front down to the left rear and vice versa.

Also, in Chicago, much like in Michigan, these tires will be much better than a Michelin pilot sport 3 in November and March/April when you snow tires are not on the car.

The treadwear is 560. You should get 50,000 miles out of these tires pretty easily, as long as you rotate them every 6,000 miles religiously.
well are you talking about 45 in front and rear will that even fit in the rear or front? im a tire noobie sorry, any advice would be appreciated so go ith goodyear f1s
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I presume you have a staggered fitment on your 335i, 18X8" wheels in the front, 18X8.5" in the back. Other than increased cost, I don't think you'll find any advantage of going more than the 225/40 and 255/35 size on the car now.

Spend some time on tirerack.com looking at all the options, you'll find something you like. In your area, you'll want an all season tire. Continental DWS is a very popular choice, along with the Pilot Sport A/S 3
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Just an FYI,in my experience it is the strength of your wheel that needs to be considered more than the tire. That said, i dont know if you are running forged wheels or cast wheels.
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I would probably stay away from a 35 or 40 profile and go back to a 45, if you looking to protect your rims from potholes.

Maybe 245/45/18

http://<a href="http://<a href="http...e1=yes</a></a>

I like the goodyear F1. You can rotate them in a traditional manner. A lot of tires for BMW's are directional, and they dont last as long, as a result. Goodyear F1's are asymmetrical, which means you can cross the right rear to the left front and bring the left front down to the left rear and vice versa.

Also, in Chicago, much like in Michigan, these tires will be much better than a Michelin pilot sport 3 in November and March/April when you snow tires are not on the car.

The treadwear is 560. You should get 50,000 miles out of these tires pretty easily, as long as you rotate them every 6,000 miles religiously.
well are you talking about 45 in front and rear will that even fit in the rear or front? im a tire noobie sorry, any advice would be appreciated so go ith goodyear f1s
245 width will fit in the front and back on a square set up. I have 235's now. An extra 10mm would not keep them from fitting.

Goodyear F1's All-Season is the way to go if you live in a state where you get 4 seasons.
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