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      08-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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18 or 19" tires?

I am going to buy after market wheels at a later date.

Should I go with the 18 or the 19 pkg?

Your thoughts please?

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      08-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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I'd say that you should go with the 18's if you want winter wheels, but go with the 19's if you are only going to have one set of wheels and could use the PS2's on your set of aftermarket wheels.
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I'd say that you should go with the 18's if you want winter wheels, but go with the 19's if you are only going to have one set of wheels and could use the PS2's on your set of aftermarket wheels.
Just got off the phone with the part, and tire expert at the dealer.
It was stated to me that because the car is so new, he does not have any data from BMW as to the size for the snows.

He said that on the older M3, the recommended tire size was 17" for the snows.

If that's case I think I would be better off with the 19's and use the tires for the new rims.

Anybody have another idea?
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I'm pretty sure that 18" is the minimum wheel size for the E9x M3. In Europe the (only) recommended winter wheels are 18" either.


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Save a bit of money and go with the 18s for now, no sense in paying extra for something you will replace.
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Just got off the phone with the part, and tire expert at the dealer.
It was stated to me that because the car is so new, he does not have any data from BMW as to the size for the snows.

He said that on the older M3, the recommended tire size was 17" for the snows.

If that's case I think I would be better off with the 19's and use the tires for the new rims.

Anybody have another idea?
18s are minimum to fit the front brakes. There are several threads you can search for in the Wheel & Tire forum the correct tire size. OEM 19s are more maketable if you want to sell the OEM wheels, but probably not enough more than 18s to be worth the extra cost.
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Another vote for 18"s. Why get the 19"s if you are going to replace them?
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