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      11-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Michelin PA4 on stock 18's

Seems they are only available in 245/40R18. Would I be able to fit 4 of them on the stock 18 inch 260M style wheels?
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You'll have quite a bit of stretch in the rear. Personally I would go with Dunlops in 245 front and 255 or 265 rear if I were planning to use those wheels.
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      11-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Since I am planning to buy the rims, could I just buy the front size and put those on the rear?
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You could but that's kind of goofy and *may* have weird handling characteristics due to two different tires. I wouldn't do it, but I can't think of a major reason why you shouldn't. Honestly the Dunlop Wintersport 3D should be about the same as the PA4 for traction and performance. The 3D may even be better, we just don't know how the PA4 performs in snow/ice because there aren't really any reviews out on them. I have a set of PA4s on my car but it's only been rainy here so far.

If you're not already too attached to the wheels, but you really want the PA4s, consider a square 18x8 or 18x8.5 wheelset.
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You could but that's kind of goofy and *may* have weird handling characteristics due to two different tires. I wouldn't do it, but I can't think of a major reason why you shouldn't. Honestly the Dunlop Wintersport 3D should be about the same as the PA4 for traction and performance. The 3D may even be better, we just don't know how the PA4 performs in snow/ice because there aren't really any reviews out on them. I have a set of PA4s on my car but it's only been rainy here so far.

If you're not already too attached to the wheels, but you really want the PA4s, consider a square 18x8 or 18x8.5 wheelset.
Running four front wheels for winter on the M3 is perfectly fine and quite common!
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I ran that size (different tires though) on OEM Wheels, the stretch on the rears really wasn't that bad at all. I also ran the same tires on OEM 18x8.5 wheels the next winter (used the 4 9.5's for the track), I just used a spacer for the rear so it wasn't so tucked. Either way not a bad way to go.
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Running four front wheels for winter on the M3 is perfectly fine and quite common!
I thought he was talking about stock F/R wheels and putting PA4s on front and Dunlops on rear. Yes, front 18x8.5 OEM wheels all around is a great option but hard to find.
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yes you can. thts my setup for past 2 winters. works perfectly. pm me for more info
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Have any pictures of the rears? I'm just curious how it looks. On paper it should be stretched, but maybe it's not that bad?
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Great. Thanks for the input. Yes, I was thinking 4 front wheels (style 260M) on the car.

Any thoughts on OEM wheels vs. replicas?
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