If my bmw 328i has 8 inch wide wheels is there any reason not to replace them with 7.5 inch wide wheels?

Asked by May 01, 2014 at 08:56 PM about the 2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2011 328i xdrive.  I am thinking of replacing my wheel with aftermarket products.  My stock wheels are 17 x 8.  can they be replaced with 17x7.5?  What would be the reason not to?

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98,575

That's only a half an inch in width, the only reason not to change is you should use a tire that is also a half an inch narrower, so you will loose a little handling.

4,015

you will lose some grip on the road with narrower tires than factory.

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