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sl0ride 01-22-2013 08:06 AM

330xi tire mixing
 
I need front tires on my 03 330xi and i would like to upgrade to a 225/45/17's over the stock 205/50/17's. The issue is i have a 3 month old rear right and the rear left has more than 50% in 205's and would hate to ditch them. Accoridng to tire calcuators the 225s 24.97 dia and 205s are 25.07 dia. This would be .2 MPH diffrence at 60mph. Would it be a bad idea to place the two new wider & tallertires in the front only or should i really go and spend the extra ~$300 for all 4 new and eat tossing the 3 month old rear tire. How touchy is this GM transaxle? Thanks.

Gary@Tirerack 01-22-2013 10:58 AM

Keep the same overall diameter, brand and model of tire at all four wheel positions.

sl0ride 01-22-2013 12:05 PM

Rodger. Ill rotate the low tread tires to the rear until i get all 4 in 225/45. Thanks.

Side note, does tirerack have military discount?

VMRWheels 01-22-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gary@Tirerack (Post 15084659)
Keep the same overall diameter, brand and model of tire at all four wheel positions.

Agreed.


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