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Old 09-14-2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question: does any ine know if I can put 225/45 R 17 tires on my rims that i have 205/50 ZR17? My father has a brand new pair from his 2011 330 XI and I want put them on my rims in my 325 xi sport wagon. He has offers to give them to me.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:19 PM   #2
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yes i have run 225 45 17 for at least ten years on the 04 330xi. and i am pretty sure it was on this board that i found out about them. the wider tread looks better and provides better traction in my opinion. costco and other installers will give you a hard time, so you'll have to install yourself or go to a real professional.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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My Ride: 2002 325xi
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I just put 225/45r17 on our 02 325xi instead of 205/50r17 for several reasons: wider selection of brands, easier to find, less expensive and wider tread. If you check out the dimension of the two sizes of tires, you will see that they are very close in diameter, so they work great and look better too (imo).
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