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Old 03-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Opinions wanted: tires for 335i

So it's come time for a new set of tires for my girl's 07 335i coupe. The setup that is currently on the car is 225/40/r18 in the front and 255/35/r18 in the rear, which I think came stock with the car (she purchased the car used). I found a set of 4 practically brand new 245/40/r18's and my concern is that the fronts will be too wide. Would these be ok all around? Or am I way off? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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I should also mention that the new set of tires were looking at are not run flat as hers are now. But I can't pass them up for the price. Not to mention the current tires she has on now, Bridgestone Potenza RFT's, got a shitty review on tire rack and are almost bald after 23k.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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without the rim width it is hard to comment regarding the tire too wide but if the wheels are staggered I would not go with a square set of tires. Personally I would not fool around with used tires if you are concerned about handling and saftey I would buy the best you can afford.

My suggestion is Michelin Pilot Super Sport which are one of the best tires available if you want performance and retain ride comfort. They are not cheap, about $1200 a set installed, but they do have a 30,000 mile treadwear warranty. I run these on my 2003 540i and a Honda S2000. The Honda went through the rears in 15,000 but discounttire sold me the second set of rears for half price. The 540i has more then 20,000 miles and it looks like the rears with almost make it to the 30,000 mile life. The fronts are holding up fine on both cars.

Read the warranty carefully and there is a clause about staggered setups and the treadwear warranty on the rears only being half but discounttire didn't pickup on that.



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Old 03-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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My opinion is they should fit and work fine. I'm assuming the car has the standard staggered setup with 18x8 inch rims in front and 18x8.5 rear. Here's what will happen. The car will be going 1.5 mph faster @60. That's not really a bad thing as the speedometers in these cars read high any way. The front tire width will increase by .8 inches. The rear tire width will decrease by .4 inches. That may make the wheels look a little odd where the front tires look too big for the rims and the backs look more stretched.
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