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      01-02-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Winter Tire Question for OEM 18" Wheels on 2008 M3

Anyone know 245/45/18 Dunlop M3s can run on OEM 18" wheels all around on stock height without any issues? Thanks.
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Do you mean the 235/45-18? I don't see a listing for the 245/45-18 M3s on the Tirerack site.

The 235/45-18 M3s will be a tight fit at full lock, but should clear in the front. They are too narrow to fit on the stock rear wheels.

If you have 245/45-18s, I doubt they will clear in front without some slight rubbing at full lock (they'll rub the rear of the fender liner). They will fit on the rear wheels, however.
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Thanks for the info.
The 245/45-18s were using on my other cars in the past winter.

I was thinking to get the 235/45/-18, so what would be the best winter tires size for stock 18"?

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Do you mean the 235/45-18? I don't see a listing for the 245/45-18 M3s on the Tirerack site.

The 235/45-18 M3s will be a tight fit at full lock, but should clear in the front. They are too narrow to fit on the stock rear wheels.

If you have 245/45-18s, I doubt they will clear in front without some slight rubbing at full lock (they'll rub the rear of the fender liner). They will fit on the rear wheels, however.
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For stock 18 x 8.5/9.5 try 235/40/18 and 255/40/18 snows. That is as small as you should put on the stock width wheels and still have reasonable sidewalls for protection and ride compliance. I run this combination.
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245/45/18 will rub in the front. 245/40/18 will be fine in front.
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