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Re: Snows for 540i 6 speed (archive)

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Posted by DHoang on July 08, 2000 at 09:17:04:

In Reply to: Snows for 540i 6 speed posted by Al W on July 08, 2000 at 07:16:10:

Ascertain whether the brake rotors between the two makes have common diameters. GOing from 17" down to 15" could interfere w/ brake calipers. I don't recall whether 540i was ever equipped w/ 15" wheels.

If U are taking euro delivery late in fall, U might end up needing snow tires while u are there. I took delivery of mine on Nov.25th, and indeed it snowed for two days in Munich. Ended up traveling into Italy for a spell.

: Here's a new question:

: I have a set of 15" Vredestein snow tires for my current 98 528i. I am taking delivery of a 540i this fall. If I buy stock BMW 15 rims, can I put the snows on the 540i for this winter? Even if I'm going from 17" wheels to 15" rims? What will this do to my suspension, handling and tire clearance?

: I hate to get rid of the snows, as they have at least two more winters of use available to them.

: Any help here is appreciated.

: Al

: '98 528i (Aubergine)
: '00 540i Euro Delivery (Royal Red)

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