BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
INDustry distribution
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
ElBolo
Drink socially?
United_States
23

 
ElBolo's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SoCal


Posts: 452
iTrader: (4)

Required tires for lease turn in

Hi . A question for the lease experts: When you return your lease, is there an specific brand or brands of tires that they require you to turn the vehicle in with? The threads on my OE PS2's are below the minimum spec to turn them in like that and I need to buy a set.
I appreciate any input folks. Thanks.
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
SunnyD
Lieutenant
10

 
SunnyD's Avatar
 
Drives: the speed limit
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA


Posts: 468
iTrader: (0)

I was under the impression that they had to be the exact same tire that the car came with. I wouldn't know for sure since my M Coupe I leased still had the minimum amount of tread at lease end.
__________________
On the hunt...
'09 135i | Alpine White | 6MT - Sold
'06 M5 | Interlagos Blue | SMG - Sold
'99 M3 | TiAg | 5MT - Sold
'07 M Coupe | Interlagos Blue | 6MT - Sold
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
smmmurf
Colonel
51

 
Drives: 2009 M3 Sedan 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pleasanton, CA


Posts: 2,109
iTrader: (7)

buy used ones? forum?
__________________
M3 Sedan - AW/Black - 6MT - no moonroof - no folding seats - RAC RG63 - clear bra by Omega Werks
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #4
onnex
Major
United_States
69

 
onnex's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 E92 M3
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Encinitas


Posts: 1,039
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2011 E92 M3  [4.67]
Send a message via AIM to onnex
better to be the same exact ones. After an initial appraisal on my 335, they said I simply needed factory wheels. Long story short, they lied and I needed the exact staggered set which I did not get. They claimed that each wheel has specific speed ratings.. and a set-up from a 328 won't work on a 335 so this will cost them upwards of 1K to get. (Don't get me started.)

I would have to imagine the lease return works in a similar fashion.. but get it as close to factory stock as possible to avoid potentially large headaches with the stealership.
__________________
2011 Matte Metallic Blue E92 M3 | 6MT | Black Novillo / Black Carbon Leather | 20" DPE SP-SC 5 | LS3 V1 LEDs + full blackout | Full Amuse Ericsson Kit | Test Pipes + IPE | RD Sport Springs |
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 05:33 AM   #5
ksoze
Captain
United_States
20

 
ksoze's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maryland


Posts: 620
iTrader: (0)

I have turned in cars with aftermarket tires with no issues. As with anything, may also depend on who you are dealing with and if you are re-leasing another car. Worse case, do not buy new PS2's but get Contis which are cheaper and are also standard on these cars.
__________________
2011.75 E93 JB/FR | 2002 E46 M3 Convertible | 2002 E53 X5 3.0 | 2000 E39 540i | 1998 E36 M3 | 1988 E28 M5 | 1987 E28 528i
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #6
lve2xlr8
Captain
United_States
33

 
lve2xlr8's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 m3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Los Angeles


Posts: 835
iTrader: (7)

I know if the car has runflats you have to replace with runflats. Since that's not the case with you I think they just need to have the same speed rating or at least tires good to 155 where the car's limiter is. All speculation though.
__________________
'11 M3
'00 M5 - Sold
'08 335i w/m3 conversion - Sold
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 08:48 AM   #7
quadpipes
Second Lieutenant
8

 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 IB/Beige,M-DCT,ZCP
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Missippi USofA


Posts: 292
iTrader: (0)

I would look carefully at the tread depth. The charge for each "failed" tire is $200 per the most recent BMW lease turn-in inspection guide (available online). It is likely less expensive for you to turn them in and get charged $200/tire than to buy a brand new set - and they all may not fail. When I turned in my '09 M3 recently, the front tires were ok but the back tires were below spec of 1/8" tread depth minimum. The dealer where I turned in the car was also the dealer where I bought my new one ('11 M3). They ended up not charging me anything in addition to giving me a great deal on the new car. Good luck.
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2011, 10:23 PM   #8
ElBolo
Drink socially?
United_States
23

 
ElBolo's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SoCal


Posts: 452
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinpipes View Post
I would look carefully at the tread depth. The charge for each "failed" tire is $200 per the most recent BMW lease turn-in inspection guide (available online). It is likely less expensive for you to turn them in and get charged $200/tire than to buy a brand new set - and they all may not fail. When I turned in my '09 M3 recently, the front tires were ok but the back tires were below spec of 1/8" tread depth minimum. The dealer where I turned in the car was also the dealer where I bought my new one ('11 M3). They ended up not charging me anything in addition to giving me a great deal on the new car. Good luck.
Thanks for the info. I didn't know the minimum spec was 1/8". I think I might get away with the front ones then. I guess I'll wait until they do the inspection first and then based on that replace what's needed. I'll definitely be looking for some tires in the forum though.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST