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Hi there and thanks in advance for your input and comments. I just picked up an í07 550i. She has all options with exception of night vision and adaptive cruise control. Black on black with 26,8xx miles. Still under BMW warranty till 3/10. Will be posting pics soon of current and past! I live near Chicago and winter is coming up (I know, I should have bought SUV). Iím looking for input on what I should do regarding wheels/tiresÖ She has the sport package and has Dunlop SP Sport 01 run flats on now (front 245/40/18; Rear 275/35/18). Front tires are like new; rears have about 35% left.
I would like to get additional wheels/rims and put sport tires on them. Currently looking at Beyern 20ís, but would love to put 22ís on her (still need to research and see if it can be done, whatís needed, etc... Feel free to help me out on this too!!!). I donít really want to drive in winter with the sport tires on but can if needed, and I would hate to just discard like new front run flats on the 18ís now.
What do you all think? Run Snow / All Season just in the back on the 18ís and keep the sport on the front? Replace all with snow / all season on the 18ís? Get 20/22ís and put all season on them and keep the 18ís with sport? Iím stuck and need your input!!
I would suggest you buy a set of snow tires and put them on the current rims. You'll get the best traction in the snow with them. As far as 22s I think that's too big and looks too big but do what makes you happy. For those I would go with a dedicated performance tire and then you could just switch rims between winter and summer.
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Have a look at Wheel-Tire size comparer - RIMSnTIRES.com to compare the wheels you have with the wheels you are considering. This tool lets you fiddle around with the wheel and tire sizes as well as the offset, without going out and buy the wrong setup.
I really can't offer any advice on the snow tire issues.
Thanks for the input!! I haven't made any purchased yet, but might be leaning towards picking up stock E60 17Ē rims for a good price and just put snow tires on them. I also put a few picís up in my garage section. Have a great turkey day everyone!!
I bought a rim and tire package from direct tire online. They sent all 4 snow tires with rims already mounted and balanced.
Living in New England I found out for the winter tires it made sense to buy all 4 the same size rims and tires (I went with 18")-
With wider tires you car will act like snow tubes rather than cutting through the snow. Also snows are a lot softer and I do a lot of driving, therefore the same size will allow you to rotate. I had 19"s before, but with potholes that come with the snow and frost heaves, I have had less cracked rims with 18"s and more sidewall. One last thing, Get a good alignment when changing tires /setups-- otherwise they tend to eat the inside of tires if someone at the aligmnent shop doesnt know what they are doing
I have a brand new set of black beyern mesh staggered 20's. I just bought them and need to take them off. Im moving downtown and the pot holes are horrible. Looking to sell my rims or trade them for 18 or 19 staggered.
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