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      12-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #23
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same set of wheels

Remmib, I have the same set 194M wheels (8"/8,5") (and car has same colour as yours, only E91); and Conti CVC5 225/45-17 all around. Was trying to find 255 but no need after all like your picture show.

I have 12mm spacers rear, which is OK and like you say that 15mm spacer fits also fine, even better.
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Bump for a great thread! Thank you.

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      04-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #25
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Updating this with pics or my new snow tires I got this winter, the Michelin X-Ice XI2 in 225/45/17 94T.

17x8 on the left .................................................. ..................................17x8.5 on the right.
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Your winter setup looks good. I have some basic 5 spoke wheel 17x7.5 et 38 with 225/45 now that´s very tucked. Looks weird.Probably going to find something else to next winter.
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I put the winters on today, waxed and really for the winter.

And this year I've got 10mm spacers in the rear.

No snow yet, but the roads are dirty so it's no fun driving around with my 20" 3-piece with chrome lips.
Le Mans blue rules Mine will look very similar, it's touring and LCI. I am picking it up on 19th October

Thanks for all for your advice and pictures of winter tyres

I ordered four 225/45 R17 Continentals TS 850. With V speed index it may be dry and I am going to drive about 800km through the Autobahns in a few weeks.
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Thanks for posting and updating! I've been wondering about this also. I have 17x8 and 17x8.5 style 286 wheels that I want to put the same size winter tires on. There's no difference in handling with the wider wheels up front?
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Thanks for posting and updating! I've been wondering about this also. I have 17x8 and 17x8.5 style 286 wheels that I want to put the same size winter tires on. There's no difference in handling with the wider wheels up front?
There's no wider wheels up front, the 17x8.5 was in the rear.
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came here exactly for this info. Thanks for posting, this site never fails. Now to go get my spacers
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Great thread. Do you have a pic without spacers and with spacers?
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Great thread. Do you have a pic without spacers and with spacers?
Long time since I sold this e90. And looking at those pics, I should really have gone with 12 or 15mm spacers. Without any spacers, the rear wheels really looks sunken in when the car is lowered.
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Long time since I sold this e90. And looking at those pics, I should really have gone with 12 or 15mm spacers. Without any spacers, the rear wheels really looks sunken in when the car is lowered.
I have a E90 335d lci Msport.... and will be driving this year a bit more where it snows often so >I have nw two options to put on style 194 225/45/17 all four tyres or to try the combo 225/45/17 and 255/40/17 but I think it will not be the best performance on snow....

On the other side if I put on the 225 on the rear I hope it would not look too funny....

The spacers don`t impact on the DTC?
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Long time since I sold this e90. And looking at those pics, I should really have gone with 12 or 15mm spacers. Without any spacers, the rear wheels really looks sunken in when the car is lowered.
I have a E90 335d lci Msport.... and will be driving this year a bit more where it snows often so >I have nw two options to put on style 194 225/45/17 all four tyres or to try the combo 225/45/17 and 255/40/17 but I think it will not be the best performance on snow....

On the other side if I put on the 225 on the rear I hope it would not look too funny....

The spacers don`t impact on the DTC?
The e90 LCI has 8mm wider track width on each side. That means the need for spacers are less.
I assume the choice in snow tires are much better in 225/45/17 than 255/40/17 where you live too.
The dtc shouldn't interfere with the spacers.
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The e90 LCI has 8mm wider track width on each side. That means the need for spacers are less.
I assume the choice in snow tires are much better in 225/45/17 than 255/40/17 where you live too.
The dtc shouldn't interfere with the spacers.
There is some choice in 255 from Continental, yokohama and bridgestone but nothing else I think... but as I said I`m a bit concerned tha 255 would not perform the best on snow....
On my E46 330cd I had GY 225/45/17 and that was awesome on snow without any problems.....
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The e90 LCI has 8mm wider track width on each side. That means the need for spacers are less.
I assume the choice in snow tires are much better in 225/45/17 than 255/40/17 where you live too.
The dtc shouldn't interfere with the spacers.
There is some choice in 255 from Continental, yokohama and bridgestone but nothing else I think... but as I said I`m a bit concerned tha 255 would not perform the best on snow....
On my E46 330cd I had GY 225/45/17 and that was awesome on snow without any problems.....
Especially in lose snow the narrower tire will be better.
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[IMG][/IMG]Here is a fresh pic
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Long time since I sold this e90. And looking at those pics, I should really have gone with 12 or 15mm spacers. Without any spacers, the rear wheels really looks sunken in when the car is lowered.
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I know you mentioned you sold your Montego e90 a while back but this is the exact set I want to run. My concern is the XDrive. Because of that would this same size tire all around work with XDrive? Or should I follow the factory recommended tire size? I’m really looking for the meaty tire look on the 194s , Any input would be helpful, thanks. I’m relatively new to the e90 world so I feel I can take away a lot from your knowledge. Just in case my number is (682)551-7053 if you rather text. This is one of a few questions. Thanks fellow e90 owners for your feedback!
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lol

If you're looking for meat, run a wider/taller setup. It will greatly help to reduce that fender gap on your XI as well.

Currently running 225/50/17 on an 8" wheel...next I'll likely go 245/45/17 for a "beefier" look.
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lol

If you're looking for meat, run a wider/taller setup. It will greatly help to reduce that fender gap on your XI as well.

Currently running 225/50/17 on an 8" wheel...next I'll likely go 245/45/17 for a "beefier" look.
That’s what I meant. The “Beefier” look is exactly what I’m going for. Ok I see. Run 245/45 /17 all around correct? Despite being staggered (17x8 & 17/8.5) the .5 shouldn’t matter much?
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Yes, that's exactly what OP did ~13 years ago, hence the existence of this thread.
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Yes, that's exactly what OP did ~13 years ago, hence the existence of this thread.
Dope, thanks man! I figured but wanted to be sure. I feel that “meatier” look works well concave wheels. I hope it likes decent with the flat face of the 194s. I appreciate the input!

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