Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1834 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 24, 2013 (4:43 pm)
Sorry I cannot help. My 135 is just now approaching the need for tires at 30K. Call Tire Rack. They are very good at telling you what non-standard tires will work.
#1835 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 25, 2013 (4:54 am)
I'd confirm with the dealer...you wouldn't want to throw off any of the electronic gizmos...ABS, EBD, ESC...etc...
#1836 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [ivan_99]
Sep 25, 2013 (6:52 am)
it won't. It will actually compensate slightly for the incorrect speedo reading. Not by much, however.
#1837 of 1843 bmw 135 i tires
Sep 25, 2013 (8:41 am)
thank you all for the info. I just receive an answer from Bridgestone informing that there is no problem and only check specs from the 255 (must be same or higher).
My preocupation was on the performance (traction, gear box, transmition). I think the difference is too small between both, that should not be a problem.
thank you again.
#1838 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [qbrozen]
Sep 25, 2013 (2:48 pm)
Now that I think about it you're probably right...the rubber wears down after a while anyway (sooner for some...) so it must be able to handle the small variances.
#1839 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [ivan_99]
Sep 26, 2013 (5:00 am)
I ran 3 different sizes in my time with my 135. Never an issue (other than having to roll the fenders for the largest, but that's a different problem altogether). I even ran taller tires in the back than the front. As long as both tires on each axle are the same, the sensors don't care. They only look for left and right to be turning at different speeds before things like ABS and TCS will kick in and try to correct.
#1840 of 1843 tires for bmw 135 i 2011
Sep 26, 2013 (5:27 am)
thank you all.
what you mean "the rubber wears down"?
#1841 of 1843 Re: tires for bmw 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 26, 2013 (6:50 am)
That your tires are getting smaller and smaller as your tread wears down.
Not really all that much (not like on the Flintstones...), but that's why you rotate your tires to make them wear even (unless you have directional tires).
#1842 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [qbrozen]
Nov 07, 2013 (8:01 am)
I'm interested in the tire size you used, requiring rolled fenders . . . I've done some performance modifications to my 135i E88 and the 245/18's break loose quite readily with DC transmission in "M1"
#1843 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [sunlover]
Nov 13, 2013 (8:08 am)
Sorry, I probably should have mentioned that was aftermarket wheels, as well, with more aggressive offsets than factory. With +45 offset, I would have been able to run 255s with rolled fenders and full negative camber. I also ran 235/35 all around on the stock wheels for winters, and 235/50 rears with 225/50 fronts on the aforementioned aftermarket wheels.
The size of the tire is only part of the traction equation, of course. If you are talking about the stock runflats, they would break away easy even if they were 300 wide. haha.