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#1 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 04:05 AM
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I just got a 2005 M3 19" wheels. I want to get snow tires. The dealer reccomends 17". Can I go 18" and will I get as much traction? Any suggestions as to where to get both tires and rims?
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I just got a 2005 M3 19" wheels. I want to get snow tires. The dealer reccomends 17". Can I go 18" and will I get as much traction? Any suggestions as to where to get both tires and rims?
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Yes you can definatley go 18". I would think you ould get even more traction from the 18" then the 17". but your handling wont be as good.

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Originally posted by ///M3 FX+Oct 22 2004, 03:49 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(///M3 FX @ Oct 22 2004, 03:49 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-myhoward@Oct 22 2004, 03:05 AM
I just got a 2005 M3 19" wheels. I want to get snow tires. The dealer reccomends 17". Can I go 18" and will I get as much traction? Any suggestions as to where to get both tires and rims?
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Yes you can definatley go 18". I would think you ould get even more traction from the 18" then the 17". but your handling wont be as good.
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I went to 17's for snows on my M5. The issue with most snow tires is well.. there are very few options for 18 inch snow tires and like 0 options for the rear 18's on an M5. The reason is snow tires need to be fairly soft in in the sidewalls to actually get grip on snow. A 18inch snow tire just won't give you that.

So as ugly as I think it looks, the M5 with 17in rims... but my snow tires do extremely well and my M5 is a daily driver and I do end up tackling quite a bit of snow. So necessity outweighed looking good for the winter months.
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In snow the smaller the size of contact patch your rubber has with the ground the better. So, the smaller the tire the better.

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