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135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by Justchris17 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:41 am

I'm turning my 18'' m sport alloys into winter wheels does anyone know the j rating and smallest size tyres that will fit onto these?

Are the rear wheels too wide to be effective in snow?
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Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by marco_polo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:08 am

Most people fit 225/40/18 92 fronts and 235/40/18 95 rears.

You don't want to sacrifice too much wet/dry grip for the 5 days it snows.
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Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by THETYRANT » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am

Ive just taken off some very good condition Michelin Alpin winters in 225/40-18 which i had on my car for winter with good results, no point having anything wider in winter and the 225/40 fit fine on both front and wider rear wheels, if any use to you let me know i will think on a price.
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Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by Justchris17 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:57 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:08 am
Most people fit 225/40/18 92 fronts and 235/40/18 95 rears.

You don't want to sacrifice too much wet/dry grip for the 5 days it snows.
Thanks Marco, it's for winter driving in Scotland so get more wet/snow days lol do you still think 235/40r18 is the optimal size?

What is the J rating for the standard rear 18" 261M Msport alloys are they 8.5J?
THETYRANT wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am
Ive just taken off some very good condition Michelin Alpin winters in 225/40-18 which i had on my car for winter with good results, no point having anything wider in winter and the 225/40 fit fine on both front and wider rear wheels, if any use to you let me know i will think on a price.
Were them 225's on the 261m alloys tyrant? How many miles did you cover on them and how much tread left? I'm interested in a price if you can PM me please
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Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by marco_polo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Fronts are 7.5J, rears are 8.5J

I guess 245/35/18 are roughly optimal, but they're a pricy size.
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Re: 135i winter wheels m sport alloys

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:20 am

Justchris17 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Were them 225's on the 261m alloys tyrant? How many miles did you cover on them and how much tread left? I'm interested in a price if you can PM me please
They were on the 264 alloys I bought but they are same size as 261 on a 135i, I did about 2000miles on them and previous owner of wheels did about same so still loads of tread left and will get some pictures later this week when I pop to my parents where I have them stored, pm on its way.
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