Originally Posted by mwlmd
Anyone have any thoughts?
I was considering a square setup of Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 in 255/40/19 on 19x9 ET35 wheels.
Originally Posted by bobblehead
tires remain at 255/40/19 as recommended by many
I've run the "4 square" setup for the last few winters and have been pleased with the results.
I'm researching whether I can use the winter setup for my E60 M5 on the new F10 M5. I use a set of OEM M6 wheels (F 8.5x19 ET12; R 9.5x19 ET17). I ran an analysis on a spread sheet to see how the different wheel widths and offsets from the stock F10 M5 wheels would impact internal and external clearance. Internal clearance improves by 23-28 mm and extarnal clearance drops by 11 - 16 mm. So the wheels sit farther away from the body of the car, with a change in the wheel centerline of 17 - 22 mm. I passed my spread sheet along to my CA and asked if he could check with a tech if there would be any issues or risk of damage to the suspension. He decided to call the US M-brand manager and ask his opinion. The M-brand manager didn't know the answer, so supposedly he sent my spead sheet to the M engineers in Europe to review and oppine. My CA has not heard back yet, but it's nice to know the M-brand team cares enough about their customers to provide this kind of customer service! I'll reply to this post when I get any information back from Munich.
Current: 2013 Monte Carlo Blue F10 M5 (ED on 9/1/12), 2014 Anvil Willys Wheeler Jeep Wrangler (weekend toy)
Previous: 2009 Carbon Black E60 M5, 2006 Silverstone II E60 M5, 2003 Sterling Grey E39 M5, 2000 Anthracite E39 540i6, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, 1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD, 1978 Mazda RX-7