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  • One Size Bigger

  • Occasionally I get requests for tires that are “one size bigger.” To some drivers, bigger means wider, to others (usually 4WD truck owners) it means taller in overall diameter. Some cars and trucks can fit a larger tire in the wheel well than the Original Equipment…some cars…

  • Tires As Shoes: Part One -- What Size Do I Have?

  • …What size do I have? What is the purpose of the tire? What am I willing/ able to pay? Before you to go too far into your tire search, check your size first. Our website has the most popular sizes listed for your vehicle in the Upgrade Garage, but it is always good to double check. The tire size can…

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  • Wider Tires on Your BMW 3 Series

  • …one of the most common questions I answer is in regards to upgrading tires to a larger size. Using a wider size on the same wheel while maintaining the same overall diameter is known in the tire industry as "plus zero" sizing. This is typically done to get a larger contact patch and for…

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  • Upgrade your M3 tires.

  • If you've upgraded your vehicle to a new set of wheels, then you may need to upgrade your tires. Let's say you drive a 2008 BMW M3 coupe with 20" Breyton Race CS wheels, you will probably need M3 tires in the following sizes: • Front: 255/30ZR-20 • Back: 275/30ZR-20 As a result, you…

  • Upgrade to Aftermarket Wheels

  • size, the tire size will need to be modified in order to accommodate the difference. As an example, a 2006 BMW 325i Sedan Base Model comes stock with 205/55R16 tires and 16x6 wheels. If one were to buy a 17" wheel, the initial choice for tire size would shift to 225/45R17. The average size of a…

  • Getting the Right Fit: Brake System Upgrades | Tire Rack

  • …spokes for a performance brake upgrade. The increased diameter of the brake rotor will often dictate using larger diameter wheels, sometimes as much as 2-3" larger. Because the caliper is often changed as part of the upgrade, consideration must be given to the size and shape of the new caliper,…

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