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      12-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Winter tires/wheels that work for 2009 M3?

Hello. I have the19 inch wheel package on my car. I do not believe they make winter tires for the car in this size.

Therefore what have you all done? Purchase 18 inch steel wheels? What size winter tires?
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Multiple brands and choices for 19" winter tires. Might be a little late in the season, though--most places may be sold out for this year.
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Plenty of options, more in 18. Have a look at the various threads in the Wheel/Tire forum that will give you plenty of ideas.
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As others have stated there are 19" winter tire options available for the e9x M3. However, I bought a set of Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels in 18"x8" and 18"x9", and am running a 235/40 F and 255/40 R Dunlop 3D staggered setup - great setup for cold dry/wet and light-moderate snow conditions. Not great in deep snow and icy conditions but that's expected for a winter performance tire.
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BMW recommends 235/40/18 on all four corners. Try Tire Rack on the net, you'll find everything you need.
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Thanks guys. What's the cheapest wheel you can buy that fits that tire?

BMW reccomends non staggered??
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BMW recommends 235/40/18 on all four corners. Try Tire Rack on the net, you'll find everything you need.
Ok so I just looked up on tire rack and called discount tire about 19 inch snows. They say nothing is made. What are you guys using who have 19s?
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Ok so I just looked up on tire rack and called discount tire about 19 inch snows. They say nothing is made. What are you guys using who have 19s?
Discount Tire is wrong. Go to the Tire Rack website. I'm using Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 performance winter tires on the stock ZCP 19x9"/19x10" wheels. Tire sizes are 255/35-19 and 275/35-19. Pirelli also makes 19" snow tires, as do others.
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BMW recommends 235/40/18 on all four corners. Try Tire Rack on the net, you'll find everything you need.
Are you sure? I thought they were supposed to be staggered
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Ok so I just looked up on tire rack and called discount tire about 19 inch snows. They say nothing is made. What are you guys using who have 19s?
Discount Tire is wrong. Go to the Tire Rack website. I'm using Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 performance winter tires on the stock ZCP 19x9"/19x10" wheels. Tire sizes are 255/35-19 and 275/35-19. Pirelli also makes 19" snow tires, as do others.
Wouldn't the 255/35/19 and 275 rub since you are increasing the diameter over stock?
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Are you sure? I thought they were supposed to be staggered
BMW makes a set of winter wheels, style 270 M, for the M3 that are 18x8et20, non-staggered setup. The OEM recommended winter tire size is 235/40-18.

However, a lot members, including me, run 18" and 19" staggered winter setups that perform just fine...
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Wouldn't the 255/35/19 and 275 rub since you are increasing the diameter over stock?
Nope--clears just fine. Slightly lowered on Dinan suspension.
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