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Old 06-05-2015, 12:32 AM   #1
rorschach76
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20" wheels in Toronto



Im currently moving to Toronto from the westcoast. My wagon is arriving in 2 weeks.

How well do 20" wheels survive here? The highways seem fine, but there are lots of potholes. Should i drop down to 18" instead?

Anyone run 20"s here without bashing the rims regularly on the roads?
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:22 AM   #2
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Depends how vigilant you are at dodging potholes and what areas of the city you'll be in. Event the, the roads get mega terrible during the winter, but hopefully you're on 17" snows then.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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On an E61? That means 245/35/20 or so tires. You'll likely be fine, that's the same aspect ratio BMW puts on 18" wheels from the factory. Decent amount of cushion.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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OEM E61 is

245/40/18 or 98mm sidewall height.

245/35/20 is 85.75mm sidewall height.

I will gain 24mm total or around an inch overall of rubber.

I do have 17 snows. Its just that my 20s are on the way out so i got a chance to change .

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Old 06-05-2015, 08:19 PM   #5
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Is that your car? Looks really nice. Those e61 wagons are rare as ever too.

I think with that tire profile you will be fine.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:54 PM   #6
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Yup thats mine. Took about 8 months to find this one. Had it brought in from States
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:02 AM   #7
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gorgeous car ! i think youll be just fine. I always run my tire pressure a little high just to be safe and keep from bending. Sharper steering response never hurt me
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:27 PM   #8
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Wagon finally arrived this morning. I took a few rounds around downtown. Its feels like driving on a gravel road. Bumpity bump everywhere i go. I personally dont mind so much but my wife is not impressed. Ill give it another month it think before i decide
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:15 AM   #9
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i'm running HRE 22" in the back and I live right downtown. It's not bad at all. Mine are on a sports car, not a SUV
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