Last post on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Tires, Sedan, Wagon
#254 of 273 Re: Downsizing tires/wheels for winter [waynes_bb335]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 01, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Yeah... you've got it...
Those sizes are all virtually interchangeable on a 3-series.... Sometimes you have to watch width clearance on the front axle... and, on bigger engine models, you may have to have a bigger diameter size to clear the brakes..
#255 of 273 Time for summer tires
Apr 07, 2011 (12:12 pm)
Now that the threat of snow and sustained sub-40 degree days are gone, it's time to put the summer rims & rubber back on. What is the recommended torque setting for the OEM wheels on my 2009 335i with Sport Package? I can't find it in the owners manual or anywhere on the car.
Also, this is my first time swapping (dealer put the winter's on). Any tips or lessons learned I should beware of?
#256 of 273 Re: Time for summer tires [waynes_bb335]
Apr 08, 2011 (3:24 am)
According to Tire Guides, the wheel bolt torque is 88 ft-lbs.
#257 of 273 Re: Time for summer tires [capriracer]
Apr 11, 2011 (5:26 am)
Thanks! Changed them over this weekend without any problems.
#258 of 273 Alloy wheel maintenance
Apr 30, 2011 (12:34 pm)
I've recently purchased a 2008 335xi coupe, 35K miles. The alloy wheels have some oxidation/pitting. I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions on how to restore them or improve their appearance, other than a wheel refurbishment. I welcome your thoughts/suggestions.
#259 of 273 2008 335i sport pkg summer tires
May 10, 2011 (9:53 pm)
I'm looking to replace OEM Bridgestone run flats with something that balances 95% "normal" driving with occasional spirited stints and an annual trip to the track. ("Reasonable" ride/treadwear without totally compromising performance) I'd like to stay away from the RF's, especially Bridgestones given reviews and my own experience. Per tire rack reviews, Continental DW's were well-rated, although they are back ordered/unavailable. By phone they recommended Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sports. Reviews show a wide array of opinions: love em or hate em. The Michelin PS2's seem to have a fairly consistent positive rating. Any opinions? I'd hate to have 15-20,000 miles worth of buyers remorse over saving a couple hundred bucks. Appreciated.
I have 17" winter wheels/Blizzaks so I imagine that could work in a pinch as a spare.
#260 of 273 Re: 2008 335i sport pkg summer tires [newbie26]
by kyfdx HOST
May 11, 2011 (4:22 am)
the Potenza 760s seem to have a reputation as the best "budget" tire... without dropping down to the bargain basement brands.. Of course, "budget" is a relative term...
I've never heard anyone complain about the PS2, though... Those would be my choice... with your money..
May 11, 2011 (8:20 pm)
Would love some advice for my 2009 328xi. Caught a nail in a run flat and the tire shop says it cannot be repaired. since I have awd w/ 23k I will need to replace all four tires. I'm thinking of going w/go flats as they are $600 cheaper.
I was thinking of buying a 5th wheel & tire and just throwing the thing in the trunk. Any other options beside 4 new run flats?
Any chance my old 2002 80km "spare" would work in a pinch?
#263 of 273 Re: Go flats? [mulligan7]
by kyfdx HOST
May 12, 2011 (4:17 am)
There is a chance your old spacesaver spare would work... If you buy the GFTs, take it with you, and have the tire store try it out to see.... E46 and E90 offsets are different, but with a spacesaver, it may not make a diffference..
If the offset is okay, then brake clearance will be the other issue..
As far as size, if your spacesaver is from a 3-series BMW, then tire diameter has remained constant for quite some time.