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      10-10-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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Winter tires: 17" or 18"

Looking for winter tires. Is it safe to get 18" inch winter tires? or is 17" inch better?
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      10-10-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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17 is safer, cheaper and you have more to choose from.
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      10-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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if you have 335i, you probably have to go with 18' the smallest size
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      10-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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if you have 335i, you probably have to go with 18' the smallest size
I think we will find BMW OEM will allow 17" fitment. F10/11 5-series 535i will take the 17" winter wheel package. I've a 17" winter set for my 535i, they are listed on the specification options.

The issue is more for aftermarket rims, as some have a different shaped well in the rim. Therfore will foul the brakes.

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      10-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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If you plan on driving in the snow frequently, the heavier the better.
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      10-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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I think we will find BMW OEM will allow 17" fitment. F10/11 5-series 535i will take the 17" winter wheel package. I've a 17" winter set for my 535i, they are listed on the specification options.

The issue is more for aftermarket rims, as some have a different shaped well in the rim. Therfore will foul the brakes.

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this does make sense!
thx man
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Go with the 18's looks better. Blizzaks. What car do you have?
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I doubt there will be much difference between 225/50/17 and 225/45/18 in winter condition.
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