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I have been searching around for a set of tires to put on my second set of stock rims. As we all know the fronts are 245/40/18 and the rears are 275/35/18, but will other larger sizes fit on the OEM rims and also clear the wheel openings?

Finally does anyone have experience with the tires outlined below? They seem very inexpensive, have a long treadlife and come highly recommended by others who have used them on cars other than the M5. As usual it sounds to good to be true...

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Bmw set the tire sizes up really well, I would leave it as is...Could you get more, yes...Should you, not really, you can fit a 285 on the rear and be ok, but it's not needed. And 245 is pretty much maxed for a 8 inch wide wheel.
 

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a lot of people have had rubbing issues with 285's on the rear. You really shouldn't go larger than 245 on the front wheel as well. Even some brands are a little wider than others in a given size. One think i notice about that bfg tire is a 340 treadwear rating. Sounds like a pretty hard compound, good if you want long life with a performance sacrifice.

I put very little weight on the tire rack surveys. what the average guy says about his tires' performance does not mean a lot.
 
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