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      09-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
Yeah it looks like the 18s only come in the stock size for the front wheel while the 19s only come in the stock size for the rear.

For 18s, The 255/45 or 255/40 would probably work in the rear (not sure which one will come closest to stock diameter - you'd have to run numbers I guess). You could probably do the 235/75 on the stock wheel also, but that's probably not the better choice for a winter setup.

For 19s (which probably isn't the best choice for winter to begin with) it looks like the 245/40 would be the only one that comes close to stock for the front.
Yeah tried that but could only get 1 LM-25 in that size 235/40 R18 in the whole US and I called around for about a week. So hat's a no go for that tire.

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Originally Posted by ben@tirerack View Post
255/40 would be the way to go for staggered rear 18's


235/35R19 would be an option for 19" fronts. That would be the equivalent dimensions of the BMW recommended 235/40R18 winter size.
Yes but that option is not available (your recommended one for 18") for the LM-60s according to your link. What do you suggest?

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Originally Posted by ben@tirerack View Post
255/40R18 would work all around, but the popular 235/40R18 and 255/40R18 is no longer possible, because the 235/40R18 is sold out. They sold out very early, because there were not a lot left over.
So what are the options you have Ben? When will they be avail? Tried calling you but got voicemail each time. Will need to order winter rubber within the next few weeks as it looks to be an early and colder winter if things continue this way as we're seeing fall temps NOW in the NE and its what Sept 15th just now.
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