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Unread 04-14-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Need new tires for the 745i.

I need some new tires to replace the ones on the 745i. I currently have Turanza EL400-02, but they leave a lot to be desired. Summer tires would be fine, because there's only one season here in Miami lol. No budget, and what I need the most is good handling and traction. I don't care too much about comfort and noise.
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You are in the market of getting 245/45R19 tires. (second number, higher it is, better traction).

So just visit a local tire shop and get some summer tires.
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You are in the market of getting 245/45R19 tires. (second number, higher it is, better traction).

So just visit a local tire shop and get some summer tires.
I thought its the first number, the 245 aka the width of the tires, and the 45 is the distance from the tread of the tire to the rim, and obviously the last number is the size of the rim. Keep in mind if you get tires that are too wide for your rims, you will need to get new rims. Try and keep it within the 245 if thats what they are now. For good tires I recommend GoodYear Eagle GT, or Pirelli P0 (not entirely sure of the name but they're amazing tires from what I hear).
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I thought its the first number, the 245 aka the width of the tires, and the 45 is the distance from the tread of the tire to the rim, and obviously the last number is the size of the rim. Keep in mind if you get tires that are too wide for your rims, you will need to get new rims. Try and keep it within the 245 if thats what they are now. For good tires I recommend GoodYear Eagle GT, or Pirelli P0 (not entirely sure of the name but they're amazing tires from what I hear).
Yes, my bad, its the first number that is the width of the tires.
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Both somewhat wrong.

245/45R19

The first number is how wide the tire is(you're correct on that CS) in millimeters. A 245 wide tire is roughly 8" wide.
The second number is the "aspect ratio" of the sidewall height to the total width of the tire, as a percentage.
The letter represents what kind of tire. R is radial and on some, they put the Z there. The Z stands for "speed exceeding 149mph."
And lastly the final number is, obviously, the rim size. 19"
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I need some new tires to replace the ones on the 745i. I currently have Turanza EL400-02, but they leave a lot to be desired. Summer tires would be fine, because there's only one season here in Miami lol. No budget, and what I need the most is good handling and traction. I don't care too much about comfort and noise.
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I absolutely love the Falken FK-452's. They are smooth, quiet and have some amazing wet performance. And the side walls are stiff enough to get a little aggressive in the turns, but not sacrifice much ride quality.


And to clarify the numbering on a tire. The first number is the width in millimeters. The second is a percentage of the sidewall compared to the width (first #). The last is diameter in inches. The lettering is a speed rating. Z signifies over 150mph.

So a 245/40R17 is 245mm wide, 98mm sidewall, and 17" diameter.
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