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      10-28-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy Winter tires for my 2016 BMW 328i XDrive (M-Sport), what would be better in Quebec Winter weather

225/50R17 or 225/45R18
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      10-29-2019, 10:31 AM   #2
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Hello,

I'm looking to buy Winter tires for my 2016 BMW 328i XDrive (M-Sport), what would be better in Quebec Winter weather

225/50R17 or 225/45R18
with the potholes we have, go 17's
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Hello,

I'm looking to buy Winter tires for my 2016 BMW 328i XDrive (M-Sport), what would be better in Quebec Winter weather

225/50R17 or 225/45R18
In my opinion there is no better or worst comparison, as both sizes will do the job equally as well.

You may get a marginally more comfortable ride on the 17's due to the higher profile tire, however if you're choosing to go with Run-Flat tires, then comfort differences will likely be unnoticeable.

I use winter tires for about 5 months in the year, I don't want my car to look like crap for 1/2 of the year, on steel wheels or smaller diameter rims. which is why I chose to go with the 18" over the 17".

17' will cost less, but 18' look better.
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with the potholes we have, go 17's
This is also a good point.
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An 18 will be fine with that tire. The side profile is high enough to protect the wheel as that's stock spec anyway.
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