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DIY R109 with 215/40/r18 tyres??

hi there,

Anyone with any experience or knowledge about fitting 215/40/R18 tyres to R109 alloy wheels? i currently have 205/40/R18 runflats on them and fancy a change.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of these tyres but sourcing 215's seems to be a lot easier (and cheaper? ).

I'm hoping that i can and that it won't rub against anything??

Any thoughts most welcome!
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I would be interested to know this as well, as I don't fancy going with 215/35/18s
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found this link on another thread here. According to the calculator, switching over to 215/40/R18 is well within the operating parameters they specify. I also rang up BMW MiNI and spoke with one of their technicians.. says there shouldn't be a problem at all

EDIT: link: http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator.htm
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I have heard that the 215 feels heavier and less precise, would like to hear any thoughts on this?
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Quote: Originally Posted by anzzyde (original)
Anyone with any experience or knowledge about fitting 215/40/R18 tyres to R109 alloy wheels?

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found another thread below confirming fitting 215s would be fine. No mention of reduced driving accuracy etc.

http://www.mini2.com/forum/wheels-ty...15-40-18s.html
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Hmm sounds good, could be a plan.

I have seen some decent non runflat tyres in 215/40/18 that I wouldn't mind;

Conti Sport 2s or Pirelli P Zero Nero

Would be interested to hear any first hand opinions and thoughts though
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Quote: Originally Posted by MJS (original)
Hmm sounds good, could be a plan.

I have seen some decent non runflat tyres in 215/40/18 that I wouldn't mind;

Conti Sport 2s or Pirelli P Zero Nero

Would be interested to hear any first hand opinions and thoughts though

We've got 225/35 R18 Toyo T1 R's fitted on 7" wide rims. Work really well, no rubbing issues at all. Loads more grip and feed back than the terrible Bridgestone 205/40 R18 runflats that the car came fitted with!!!

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