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      06-22-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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Wheel and tire size question...

Hi everyone -

I'm looking to purchase a set of Apex EC-7 wheels (18" squared setup) for my 2014 320i xdrive. I was either going to go with 235/40 -18 or 245/40 -18. I'm going to be swapping RFT's to all weathers, not sure which brand and type as of yet but leaning towards Continental DWS 06. What would you guys recommend?
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Hi everyone -

I'm looking to purchase a set of Apex EC-7 wheels (18" squared setup) for my 2014 320i xdrive. I was either going to go with 235/40 -18 or 245/40 -18. I'm going to be swapping RFT's to all weathers, not sure which brand and type as of yet but leaning towards Continental DWS 06. What would you guys recommend?
I have been running the Conti DWS06 on staggered 18" set up on my wagon.

0 complaints.
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I have been running the Conti DWS06 on staggered 18" set up on my wagon.

0 complaints.
Awesome. What sizes are you running?
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235/40/18 has a diameter of 25.4
235/45/18 26.3
245/40/18 25.7

conti dws06 has the best light snow
michelin pilot sport a/s3+ best all around,
pirelli pzero a/s+ best performance, acceptable in light snow

most brands have 245/40/18, not the same for 235/45/18. i wouldn't go 235/40/18 since the diameter is a lot smaller which will cause larger fenderwell gap and speedo error even higher than from the factory.

although i'm in balmy hawaii and have no idea about light snow needs. if i were in NY with your situation,

for size i'd want 235/45/18 1st, 245/40/18 2nd

for tires i'd want michelin a/s3+ 1st, for 2nd it's toss up between conti dws06 and pirelli pzero a/s+. performance? or light snow?

for me the brand is more important than the size so i'd go michelin a/s3+ in 245/40/18
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235/40/18 has a diameter of 25.4
235/45/18 26.3
245/40/18 25.7

conti dws06 has the best light snow
michelin pilot sport a/s3+ best all around,
pirelli pzero a/s+ best performance, acceptable in light snow

most brands have 245/40/18, not the same for 235/45/18. i wouldn't go 235/40/18 since the diameter is a lot smaller which will cause larger fenderwell gap and speedo error even higher than from the factory.

although i'm in balmy hawaii and have no idea about light snow needs. if i were in NY with your situation,

for size i'd want 235/45/18 1st, 245/40/18 2nd

for tires i'd want michelin a/s3+ 1st, for 2nd it's toss up between conti dws06 and pirelli pzero a/s+. performance? or light snow?

for me the brand is more important than the size so i'd go michelin a/s3+ in 245/40/18
Very informative, thank you very much for that.
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Awesome. What sizes are you running?
Front 8x18 34mm offset
DWS06 225/45/18
Rear 8x18.5 37mm offset
DWS06 255/40/18
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Looks like it's going to be Apex EC-7 18's with 245/40 18's on the tires. Now the only question left is which color? My 320 is Jet Black (668). Leaning towards Anthracite but Silver looks nice too. Can't find any EC-7's on a Jet Black F30.
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Looks like it's going to be Apex EC-7 18's with 245/40 18's on the tires. Now the only question left is which color? My 320 is Jet Black (668). Leaning towards Anthracite but Silver looks nice too. Can't find any EC-7's on a Jet Black F30.
Silver looks more classic, IMO...but Anthracite hides brake dust better
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anthracite because it looks good and hides brake dust well. i couldn't find a bsm f30 but you can sort of get an idea with this pic.
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Hi everyone -

I'm looking to purchase a set of Apex EC-7 wheels (18" squared setup) for my 2014 320i xdrive. I was either going to go with 235/40 -18 or 245/40 -18. I'm going to be swapping RFT's to all weathers, not sure which brand and type as of yet but leaning towards Continental DWS 06. What would you guys recommend?
Skip the all seasons and go straight to summer tires. Make your current rims the winter set.

All seasons are dangerous in snow. You will accelerate fine but once you gotta stop and steer... not gonna be fun.
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