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      03-02-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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I have 18X8 TRMotorsport MT1 wheels- what are my options for snow tires?

I currently have these wheels on my 335i with 225/40R18 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25's. If I keep these wheels for my coming M3, what would be the recommended set-up?
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      03-02-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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I currently have these wheels on my 335i with 225/40R18 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25's. If I keep these wheels for my coming M3, what would be the recommended set-up?
Those might work out nicely. They have a 32mm offset, so you will need at least 12mm spacers and the appropriate bolts on all four corners. That will give you the exact wheel configuration BMW recommends for winter use. However, your tires are much shorter than recommended. You would be much better off with 225/45-18.
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Thanks for the reply. I would be getting new tires anyway so I would be open to anything. Most I have seen are 235 or 245 square set-ups. What is the consensus?
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I'm on my 4th winter with square set-up 245/40-18 Michelin Pilot PA2s. Two winters on the RS6 (Minnesota daily driver) and two winters on the e90 M3 (lake effect upstate NY and eastern PA). So even though, technically, the 225s should be better winter tires, I have had nothing but praise for the 245s I've been running. By the way, I've got 35k to 40k miles on these PA2s and they still have significant tread left. I wouldn't change my current set-up for anything.
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Would there be any issues with me using a similar set-up with these wheels?
Thanks for the help.
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