A phone call is easier and he's faster than me on the computer and can talk at the same time. H tells me the 245/40/17 are a very popular tire, they go on BMW's, they'll be in production a long time. Sold! I decided to go with 17's in front. It's too late for the 16" front wheels. It's got the right look, you'll see. European. Vegas, that's where photo's will start flying, right? Working on it now. Pics later. Call Tire Rack, they have long hours.