Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Fed up with your run flats? Fancy a change of rubber?
Looking a new set of wheels? Get all your tyre/alloys info in here

Moderators: babybmwadmin, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster, Rich196

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 47386
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by marco_polo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:18 pm

I stand corrected. :)
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
rjwojcik
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 2560
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:46 am
Location: Essex, UK

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by rjwojcik » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:19 pm

marco_polo wrote:I stand corrected. :)
Sorry :oops: You still are the oracle :lol:
2016 M3 CP - Mineral Grey / Black - viewtopic.php?f=16&t=87243
Gone : 2009 135i - Le Mans Blue / Black -
viewtopic.php?t=30839
(Team Rob)

Fats25
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:01 pm
Location: Kent

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by Fats25 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:17 pm

Si Bailey wrote: Sorry Fat25, I know you are trying to get your post answered too, Can I please just quickly ask you, Your 215s on the front, Are they 40s or 45s as Marco genius has said 45s but I have also been told 40s by someone else. Im more inclined to go 45s but just curious
I just checked and I am running 215/40 18's on the front
marco_polo wrote:To go back to your edited post, is 245 'perfect'? Well, that depends on your definition of perfect.

Do you prefer your car to understeer or oversteer?
Honestly? I prefer it to get me from a to b - and for the tyres to last as long as possible. Sorry if a boring answer, but it is just a runaround car - the fun comes on two wheels!

Seriously the rears have lasted 12,000 miles which I think is pretty good, as it is a good fun car, but as for oversteer/understeer, I just want the car to drive well, and tyres to last as long as possible.

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 47386
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by marco_polo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:04 am

Ah, Power Ranger eh!

In that case, go for the 245's or 255's, whichever cheapest.
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
Si Bailey
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 744
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 am
Location: Central ESSEX

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by Si Bailey » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:17 am

rjwojcik wrote:
marco_polo wrote:I stand corrected. :)
Sorry :oops: You still are the oracle :lol:
Either way, thanks all !
VIEW MY OLD CAR
LAP OF THE RING

CENTRAL ESSEX
NOW - F20 M140i Alpine White with ZF8 + Toys
GONE - E87 120d Sport

ToMOrNotToM
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:14 pm

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by ToMOrNotToM » Tue May 01, 2012 11:16 am

Just FYI..

I am running a square set-up of 245/40/18 with et45 wheels all around on stock non-msport suspension, and although it does require some minor arch rolling, it work just fine 8)

The ride is completely different in a good way compared to my stock set-up on 17"s, but the problem really is that the car now has waaaaay too much grip. Even with a remap it needs some serious scandinavian flicking to unstick the rear! the front understeer has been completely eradicated though....

User avatar
FMS
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by FMS » Fri May 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Hello,

Im interested about 18" wheels for my 118d M Sport.
I want size:
Front: 8J x 18" ET34 215/40 R18
Rear: 8.5J x 18" ET 37 245/35 R18
(WSP Italy Basel M http://www.wspitaly.com/catalogo-prodot ... ilver.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )

This size is for E90... Can I use this wheels for my e87?? Member "Sensisimon" has 18" x 8J ET35 and he wrote "No sticking out or rubbing" but I want the rear size a little wider.

What do you think??
Thank you!
exVw Corrado 1.8i G60
exVw Golf IV 1.9TDi PD
BMW 1er M-Packet
Image

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 47386
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by marco_polo » Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 pm

They'll be pretty flush with your aches. A fair chance of contact and stone chips too.

Don't they do 1 series offsets?
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
FMS
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by FMS » Fri May 11, 2012 12:35 pm

Yes, they do, but 1pcs wheel with ET 47 cost about 20€ more.

I want wheels which will be pretty flush with my fender, bud I do not scratching or rubbing.
exVw Corrado 1.8i G60
exVw Golf IV 1.9TDi PD
BMW 1er M-Packet
Image

User avatar
Thelastosirus
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 630
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by Thelastosirus » Fri May 11, 2012 12:44 pm

ToMOrNotToM wrote:Just FYI..

I am running a square set-up of 245/40/18 with et45 wheels all around on stock non-msport suspension, and although it does require some minor arch rolling, it work just fine 8)

The ride is completely different in a good way compared to my stock set-up on 17"s, but the problem really is that the car now has waaaaay too much grip. Even with a remap it needs some serious scandinavian flicking to unstick the rear! the front understeer has been completely eradicated though....
And what car might this be? I want to keep the 245's on the rear for grip but I still need to break free on demand without understeering. That doen't happen with stock setup.
Image

2011 123d Alpine White M-Sport MT - power windows, power steering, and power door locks!

ians
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:37 am

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by ians » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:44 am

I am about to replace all four RFT with non RFT and take the opportunity to get the rims refurbished at the same time. Sizes etc all sorted but just want to know if I will need to do anything about the electronic tyre pressure monitoring system?
Presumably it works using the rotational differential speed between the two tyres on the same axle (either front or back) which means I wont have to do anything but would like this confirmed please.

User avatar
M4XRD
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:34 pm
Location: London

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by M4XRD » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:05 pm

Hi,
Im looking at getting some winter tyres. Will 205/45/17 be ok all round on 207m's. I know that the rears are 225 but will this make a difference?
Thanks

awesomedawson651
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:51 am

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by awesomedawson651 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:27 am

How about a sticky for tyre pressures for the non-run flats?
2008 118d ES

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 47386
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by marco_polo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:41 am

Most people seem to settle on 34/35 Front and 35/36 Rear, fine tuned to their car/preference.
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

awesomedawson651
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:51 am

Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by awesomedawson651 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:19 am

marco_polo wrote:Most people seem to settle on 34/35 Front and 35/36 Rear, fine tuned to their car/preference.
Cheers, I'll try that. Gone for the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 as they have a B,B 69db rating. I drive for mpg!
2008 118d ES

Post Reply

Return to “Tyres/Wheels”