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Post by jgalea324 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Red5 wrote:No, as the adjustment is to the bearing face of the hub. The wheel just bolts to that, so adopts the angle it is sitting at.

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Post by Gibbyd » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:08 am

I have a 118d M sport and I need new front tyres for MOT.
Can I put 225/45/17 on the front as well as the rears.
They are a lot cheaper than the 205/50.
Will it change the speedo much ?


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Post by Aleksi » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:38 pm

I have e87 with coilovers. Will these fit?
Front: 18x8.5 ET 35
Back: 18x9.5 ET 35
what tyre should i get? 205/40 R18 & 215/40 R18 :confused1:

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Post by marco_polo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:48 pm

Gibbyd wrote:I have a 118d M sport and I need new front tyres for MOT.
Can I put 225/45/17 on the front as well as the rears.
They are a lot cheaper than the 205/50.
Will it change the speedo much ?


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I ran 225/45 all round on my 120d M Sport, no issues. :)
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Post by marco_polo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:53 pm

Aleksi wrote:I have e87 with coilovers. Will these fit?
Front: 18x8.5 ET 35
Back: 18x9.5 ET 35
what tyre should i get? 205/40 R18 & 215/40 R18 :confused1:
I think you're going to get a lot of 'poke' with that set-up! :shock:
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Post by Gibbyd » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:52 pm

Thanks Marco
Have pulled the trigger on 4 pirelli P zeros, being fitted on Tuesday. £400 fitted. Staying on runflats because the wife uses the car too and feels safer with them. She has the P Zero on her Mini and they feel like normal tyres compared to my Bridgestones which feel rock hard and tramline.


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Post by Gibbyd » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:31 pm

Had my Pirelli's put on after a battle getting the locking wheel nuts off.
They broke one locking adaptor and in the end destroyed the wheel nut getting it off.
I picked up 4 new studs from BMW and dropped them in instead. Don't want that kind of hassle ever again.
Pirelli's feel very squirmy at the moment until they scrub off a bit.


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Post by Andrewr85 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:36 pm

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Here for a myther again, dose anyone know if these will fit my m135i? [CONFOUNDED FACE]


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Post by Jem2369 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:50 pm

Hi,

I've a 118d M-Sport with 205/50R17 fronts and 225/45R17 rears.
However, I'm struggling to find a 205/50 for the front and reading the last few posts, Marco suggested that settling for a 225/35 R17 all round would be fine?
Could someone confirm I've understood this correctly, and if anyone has experience of this could they comment of the effect this has on steering?

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Post by marco_polo » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:00 pm

*225/45 R17
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Post by Jem2369 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:08 pm

Thanks Marco,
Just to confirm as my typo above may confuse ;
is it okay to replace 205/50R17 fronts to match 225/45R17 rears?

Is there any noticeable effect on steering?

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Post by marco_polo » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:22 pm

Yup, fine on 7" front rims. Slightly less understeer, which is good. Slightly heavier steering at Very slow speeds, I doubt you'd notice 99% of the time.
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Post by Jem2369 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:34 pm

That's great.
Sounds like a win-win really. Don't know why this isn't fitted as standard.

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Post by mar27 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:09 pm

Hi,
Newbie here, I have a '08 118d e87. Can anybody tell me if the wheels below will fit please?
225/40/18, 8.5J, ET47 front and back.
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Post by marco_polo » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:22 pm

I'd double check they clear the front struts before handing over your hard earned dollar, I wouldn't be surprised if you needed a spacer?
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