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Old 7th June 2020, 23:37   #166
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Whether downsizing rims or taking the replacement under Secure, I will only go with BMW supplied alloys.

I need to eliminate chances of alloys bending. Not sure if the Bilstein B6 is a contributing factor.

So I wanted to go for the tougher 17" regular alloys that came with my 320d Sportline, with which I never had a problem. Hopefully the extra rubber on 17" compared to 18", and Michelin instead of present Bridgestone will help. Any thoughts?

Will the 245s fit on both the alloys sizes as they are?
I dont think any OE 17" BMW 3 series rim widths would allow 245s.

Best to refer the tyre upsize size calculator & refer the rim width / tyre size chart to understand the minimum / ideal / maximum width tyre you can fit on the rim.

P.S. - Sorry for the delayed response, had skipped seeing your post.

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So I wanted to go for the tougher 17" regular alloys that came with my 320d Sportline, with which I never had a problem. Hopefully the extra rubber on 17" compared to 18", and Michelin instead of present Bridgestone will help. Any thoughts?

Will the 245s fit on both the alloys sizes as they are?
On BMW 17inch alloys (7.5x17) the recommended tire width is 225 and 235 is maximum. I would recommend getting the Michelin PS4 RFT (if available) or just the regular PS4 in 225/50 R17 size. The ride is comfy when required and handling is great too!
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On BMW 17inch alloys (7.5x17) the recommended tire width is 225 and 235 is maximum. I would recommend getting the Michelin PS4 RFT (if available) or just the regular PS4 in 225/50 R17 size. The ride is comfy when required and handling is great too!
Is the Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) at all available in 225/50/17 any more? The Michelin India site is showing only the Primacy 4ST (P4ST).

Amazon has a fair selection: https://www.amazon.in/s?k=225+50+17&...f=nb_sb_noss_2

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Is the Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) at all available in 225/50/17 any more? The Michelin India site is showing only the Primacy 4ST (P4ST).

Amazon has a fair selection: https://www.amazon.in/s?k=225+50+17&...f=nb_sb_noss_2
It's available. For sure.

At least till the government interferes with their harebrained schemes.
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I dont think any OE 17" BMW 3 series rim widths would allow 245s.
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On BMW 17inch alloys (7.5x17) the recommended tire width is 225 and 235 is maximum. I would recommend getting the Michelin PS4 RFT (if available) or just the regular PS4 in 225/50 R17 size. The ride is comfy when required and handling is great too!
My replacement for bent 18" alloys have arrived. I intend changing them to 1780BFT355120B72 Bayern forged alloys. https://www.beyernwheels.com/BMW_whe...hp#wheel-specs

17x8", 35mm offset, gunmetal gray. Tyres 225/50/R17 squared. Pilot Sport 4 ZP are not available, but the person importing the alloys will check. Else I'll go for Michelin Primacy 3 ZP or Pilot Sport (non ZP). I'm sure this will be a damage free setup, but I hope it doesn't ruin the handling. I already have Bilstein B6.

Anyone knows the load rating of BMW supplied alloys?

I'll lose the remainder of the Secure policy, but with all its complications including and drama, I guess its money saved by not needing it next year.

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