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      10-17-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Can i change wheels on leased M3

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Can some one clarify me on the following:
I'm planning to lease new 2012 soon and have some questions regarding vehicle modifications. Can i change (replace) wheels on leased m3 or not?
Can i replace front lights, exhaust , etc...

And one more thing, i'm in New Jersey and if i lease it from Ryan Amico www.stevethomasbmw.com , How and where i should return the vehicle at the lease end.
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As long as you return it back to them stock, it's no problem at all.
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IIRC, you can surrender your lease at any authorized dealership

put stock wheels back on at the end of the lease and you'll be fine
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As long as you return it back to them stock, it's no problem at all.
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      10-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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IIRC, you can surrender your lease at any authorized dealership
Thanks
And is there a guide on how to prep my car before I return it to the dealer by the lease end?
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you can modify the car as much as you want just keep all of your
stock parts and put them back on before you return the car.
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IIRC, you can surrender your lease at any authorized dealership

put stock wheels back on at the end of the lease and you'll be fine
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The wheels would even benefit you. You KNOW you won't have to buy new tires at the lease turn in.
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And is there a guide on how to prep my car before I return it to the dealer by the lease end?
BMW should send you something in the mail


But you can go to any trustworthy and reputable body shop and tell them you want the car prepped for a lease return and they should know what to do
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      10-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
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The wheels would even benefit you. You KNOW you won't have to buy new tires at the lease turn in.
you kidding?
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you can modify the car as much as you want just keep all of your
stock parts and put them back on before you return the car.
^^^^^^^ This .... only why would you spend all that cash? why not use the money for gas and enjoy driving the car ... think about it.

In any case ask the dealership they will tell you clearly and to the point what you can do and what not. Whatever they tell you make sure you make it part of the contract a lot can happen to the dealership during your lease turn. People will change jobs, leave ... dealership can be sold etc.
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you kidding?
BMW runflats are expensive... much more expensive than buying non-runflats. So if you get rims and non-runflat tires and keep your stock rims/tires on the side, when it's time to turn the lease in, you just put back your stock rims and tires with 100% tread and you're good to go.

OTOH, if you use up more than something like 50% of the tread on your expensive, stock runflats, BMW would likely charge you for a set of new tires.
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Depends on your dealership. My best friend leased his AW 335iS and our dealership let him powder coat his stock wheels a reasonable color (black, white, silver he did his black and the dealership loves them. Just talk to your dealership and see what they say. Never hurts to ask
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BMW runflats are expensive... much more expensive than buying non-runflats. So if you get rims and non-runflat tires and keep your stock rims/tires on the side, when it's time to turn the lease in, you just put back your stock rims and tires with 100% tread and you're good to go.

OTOH, if you use up more than something like 50% of the tread on your expensive, stock runflats, BMW would likely charge you for a set of new tires.
m3s do not use run flats!!
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BMW runflats are expensive... much more expensive than buying non-runflats. So if you get rims and non-runflat tires and keep your stock rims/tires on the side, when it's time to turn the lease in, you just put back your stock rims and tires with 100% tread and you're good to go.

OTOH, if you use up more than something like 50% of the tread on your expensive, stock runflats, BMW would likely charge you for a set of new tires.
To my knowledge the M3 does not come with Run-Flat-Tires, it is the only reason I got back into a M3 (just came from a Z4 e89 and before that e85). If the M3 came with RFT I would have ordered the C6.3 AMG.
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To my knowledge the M3 does not come with Run-Flat-Tires, it is the only reason I got back into a M3 (just came from a Z4 e89 and before that e85). If the M3 came with RFT I would have ordered the C6.3 AMG.
why?
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why?
BMW recognizes that it is a sports car I guess ... anyway it's a fact it might change ... I think RFT were first developed for the Formula 1 cars.

Edit ... Anyway I do not recommend RFT they are way to stiff one may as well get a Flintstone Mobile ... I know I drove a Z4 35i with RFT ... never again
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no, i meant why C 6.3 AMG?
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no, i meant why C 6.3 AMG?
If the M3 would not come with standard tires the C6.3 AMG would be next on my list, I like that car. I did once have an AMG loved it.

For now I have my M3 e92 and am quite happy thanks very much
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If the M3 would not come with standard tires the C6.3 AMG would be next on my list, I like that car. I did once have an AMG loved it.

For now I have my M3 e92 and am quite happy thanks very much

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