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      09-22-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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550i GT winter tires and rims

Gents,

Just bought 2010 550i GT with sport package (20" rims) and have a question about winter tires and rims.
Can I go with 18" rims or because of the large calipers I should get 19".
Which tires would be the best?
Bridgestone or Pirrelis?
Thank in advance for your replies.
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      09-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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Usually, but I don't know on that vehicle, you can put any standard wheel on the car. So, if it can come with 18", an 18" would fit. It should say in the user's manual.

On the 18", Michelin just came out with the PA3 snow in run-flat. The first run was small, so there may not be too many around. Call your supplier if you want to check that out. the roads are often crappy in the winter, and the higher profile 18" tires will have a better chance of surviving the winter than 20" tires and wheels.
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      09-24-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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Go with 18"! The more rubber you have, the better grip.

I recommend Haakapeliita R. But not sure if you can buy them in the states.
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      09-24-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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Go with 18"! The more rubber you have, the better grip.

I recommend Haakapeliita R. But not sure if you can buy them in the states.
you want narrow tires on snow.
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      09-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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I meant "more rubber" as in height.
But of course the narrower the better too...
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      09-24-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
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Nokian also has the WRG2 in run-flat for the 18" tires that is rated as a snow-tire.
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