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#244 of 273 What is the reasonable cost for Wheel and Tire Protection package cost in N
Nov 29, 2009 (1:56 pm)
I was offered wheel and tire protection for my 328xi for 1995 and came down to 1700 within 10 seconds and I was informed that i have to take a decision then and there only. Due to cheap tricks played by the dealor, i might be getting my vehicle next week.
My questions here are
# What will be the reasonable price buyers are paying for 16" wheels.
# Can i take this after i took the delivery of my vehicle .if yes , is there any time limits to take this?
Thanks for any advice in this regard .
#245 of 273 Re: What is the reasonable cost for Wheel and Tire Protection package cost in N [raja6]
Nov 29, 2009 (6:04 pm)
That seems outrageously expensive to me.
I paid $599 for the wheel/tire protection plan on my 2009 G37S. Good for 5 years.
#246 of 273 Re: What is the reasonable cost for Wheel and Tire Protection package cost in N [srs_49]
Dec 04, 2009 (6:03 am)
Can anyone suggest me any Dealers in NJ to get 16" wheel and Tire Protection package for 5 years with reasonable rate.
I am taking my vehicle from my dealer today and my dealer is not interested to reduce earlier mentioned amount.
#247 of 273 when to change tires on a 335i with sports package
Dec 28, 2009 (11:50 pm)
The dealer hasn't said anything, but I wonder if anyone can advise me on when a tire change is appropriate. I know SP performance tires don't last as long as the regular tires. I don't drive super aggressive (although I have my fun once in a while), but I had heard that around 20K to 25K miles I should change the tires. I am now at over 30K miles so I'm getting worried, especially with the rainy season here.
#249 of 273 lowballer7
Jan 04, 2010 (2:49 pm)
Lowballer7, I am sorry but I had to delete your post. Your picture was waaay too wide. You can repost if you can resize it to fit between the left and right margins of the page.
The easiest way to do that is post it on your CarSpace page and then use the automatically generated embed text. Then the picture will be resized to fit.
#250 of 273 Wheels for 2009 335i sedan, sport package (18")
Jan 04, 2010 (3:03 pm)
I have a 2009 335i sedan with the factory 5 spoke 18" wheels that come with the sport package... see picture in this link: link title
They're nice, but I want to get the 18" wheels that come with the sport package on the 335d (Diesel). See picture in this link: link title OR HERE for close-up picture: link title
1. Is the lug nut spacing the same between the 335i and the 335d? So, are both wheels interchangeable?
2. Can anyone recommend a good wheel shop in Southern California that carries the 335d wheels?
3. Do you think I can do an exchange? My wheels only have 6400 miles on them.
P.S. - Pat, thanks for removing the last post.... I couldn't edit or remove it myself!
#251 of 273 Downsizing tires/wheels for winter
Nov 25, 2010 (8:51 am)
My ride is an '09 335i with Sport Package wearing 225/40 R18 fronts and 255/35 R18 rears. TireRack and other forums I've read recommend downsizing 1 size when changing from UHP Summer Tires to Winter Tires. I understand the physics and logic behind that recommendation but I still have some questions that I've not seen addressed.
1) If I drop down to 225/45 R17 tires all the way around, as recommended by TireRack and others, what wear-n-tear and handling performance impact is there given the suspension is designed for 18" wheels/tires? Are there recommended wheel alignment adjustments that should be made to compensate for the smaller (width and diameter) setup?
2) What impact is there on the speedo and odometer? If I recall my math training correctly, smaller diameter wheels/tires should result in my speedo reading faster than I'm actually driving (the speedo already is reading faster than I'm actually driving with my OE 18" thus the 17" will make that issue even worse, but that's a whole other thread). Also, my odometer will indicate more miles traveled with the smaller wheels/tires than I've really travelled (thereby getting me closer to the end of my warranty sooner than later).
#252 of 273 Re: Downsizing tires/wheels for winter [waynes_bb335]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 25, 2010 (5:28 pm)
225/45-17 tires will have the same overall diameter as the tires that are already on your car. So, no effect on the speedo or odometer... Also, since they are the same diameter, they will have no effect on your suspension or other mechanicals... 225/45-17 is the stock size for your car.
They will have a little more sidewall flex (due to the extra 1/2" of sidewall), and of course, winter tires won't handle like your summer rubber, but that's more of a driver adjustment..
Of course, they won't fit on your current wheels. You'll need a dedicated set of 17" wheels for them.
#253 of 273 Re: Downsizing tires/wheels for winter [kyfdx]
Dec 01, 2010 (9:35 am)
I had not considered the fact that 17" tires would be the same diameter as my OE 18" tires. Once you mentioned the extra sidewall it dawned on me and what you're saying makes good sense. Just did a little research on TireRack.com and notice that the 17"s have an overall diameter of 25" while my OE fronts are 25.2" and the OE rears are 25.1". I presume the 0.1 and 0.2 inch difference is negligible.
Yes, I've picked out a set of 17" wheels for the near winter rubber.
Thanks for the info.