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      01-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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225/40/18 all round ?

Hi all,

Is it safe / sensible to fit 225/40/18 all round on standard staggered mv3 wheels?

Looking at fitting winters and not only does it bring the price down a little the choice in tyres is also greater.

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      01-12-2017, 02:44 PM   #2
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225 would go on an 8.5 rim not sure if it is a good idea or not. I just run the standard size tyres for my winters I know people say don't get the wider wheels but I don't want the car to look rubbish.

They worked well on the way home tonight although it's not exactly perilous....
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You can fit 225 section on the rear. I have a pair of Falken Eurowinters in 225/40/18 if you want to make me an offer on them. They have 6/7mm or so across the whole width.
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Rears will look a tiny weeny bit stretched but you'll be fine. I'd have no problem with it. I actually run that size on an 8.5 front coupled with a 9.5 rear.
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Cheers guys
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I am running that tire set up on stock Style 189 rims 8" and 8.5"

Been running that for the past 4years. Still on the same winter tires.
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      01-20-2017, 01:16 PM   #7
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Just to update.

Tyres fitted with no problems at all. Tyres have a "rim protector" making the tyre look almost standard fitment.

Nice little saving on the tyres and the cars a little safer in the colder conditions
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This 'square' set up is a common approach taken on 130i which have 7.5 or 8" front, and 8.5" rear. Worked well for me and made the car even more eager to change direction.
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I have a 2009 328i xdrive coupe. I changed my wheels to 18x8 with 255/35r18 in the rear and 215/40r18 in the front. My steering wheel would wobble so I changed the front to 225/45r18 and the problem remains the same. Will changing the front wheels to 225/40r18 solve the problem? Thanks
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Your wheels could wobble for a number of reasons. Worn bushes, wheels not balanced, buckled alloy, bad alignment.
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as above.i doubt the change in wheel size would cause a wobble,,id say they never balanced them properly,,or a wheel weight fell off..
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      02-26-2024, 10:24 AM   #12
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Hi guys ! I have a 2008 335i e93 with 225/40r/18 all around.

Obviously, the rear should be on 255 but I had a deal on some 225.

Although the car drive perfectly it look silly !

Can I put 25-30mm spacer on the rear ? Will it help ?

Thanks for you help.
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      02-26-2024, 10:52 AM   #13
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Hi,
I have 225/40r18 on my 335i e90 with winter tyres during winter season with no issues at all.
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