That's one of the reasons I went with the 17's, too.SI 4 LNCH said:I went with 17's because my dad just dropped 1400 bucks on two new rear tires and a new rim on his 330ci. 18" summer tires need to be replaced ever 10.000 miles at the most and i dont have that kinda cash. his were worn through to the steel belts and one of his rims was bent. total bummer. that aint chump change.