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| Originally posted by GnarlyCow@Jun 21 2004, 11:54 PM |
With the upcoming joys of winter, I will require the use of some winter tires. As I see it now, I have 2 options:
1. Buy a set of steel wheel covers and put on some 16" winter tires
2. Buy some 17" winter tires and put them on my stock rims I have.
My stock rims have a kind of nasty scuff mark so I don't really care about them anymore.
Are 17"winter tires worse than 16"? If not, then I think I will do that since I want to buy some aftermarket rims for my summers anyway (18") so I figure I could just use my regular 17" rims as my winters.
What do you think?
| Originally posted by GnarlyCow@Jun 23 2004, 04:05 PM |
I have a 2001 325Ci with the 17" wheels. If I go to 18", I don't need to upgrade my brakes to a larger one do I?
|Not quite sure why a larger diameter wheel would require larger brakes. The caliper should fit inside the wheel. Torque on the rotor will be the same.|
| Originally posted by GnarlyCow@Jun 24 2004, 11:01 AM |
I'm just looking forward to the future. I live in Toronto Canada and won't need winter tires for at least 5 months....but I just want to know 'the plan' so I can save up enough money to do what is needed.
I want to have the winter tires with their own rims, and the summer times with their own rims. The only reason why I am considering putting on 17" winters on my existing rims is they are already damaged (front right rim has 2 nasty gouges on it) and so I don't really care about them anymore. I also want to put on 18" summers so I have to buy new rims anyway.
| Originally posted by jehu3@Jun 24 2004, 12:52 PM |
I have a 01 330i w/ Sport Package and was making the same decision as I had 1 extra rim. I ended up getting a 16" tire/wheel package from Tire rack- only one type of wheel will fit so ask them. It was cheaper and easier than buying 3 17" rims and 17" snow tires. Worked great last winter.
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