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      08-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #441
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Are the Sport Edition A7's hubcentric - do not require hub rings?
Also does Rial make an 18" wheel that will fit the M3? I want to order a set through Tirerack as i like there service and the fact that the tires are mounted and balanced however i really don't like the Sport Edition wheels
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      08-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #442
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Best tire for Canadian winters?

Which Brand/model tire is best suited for Canadian cold climate (Possible -25C), with snow and ice?
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      09-02-2013, 04:42 PM   #443
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Ben - can't PM you... Wanted to connect re winter set. Tnx.
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      09-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #444
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Hey guys I have a pair of blizzaks lm-60 in 225/40r18 from my old 335. Would they work on the fronts of the oem 219m rims (8.5" width) they fit on my 335i rear rims and they were 8.5" wide but will the 225/40s be too small in overall diameter to work on the e92 m3? It's a shame if not since they're barely used.
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      10-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #445
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Alright, just read all 21 pages of this thread and there is a wealth of information

This is my conclusion for my winter set:

Wheels
  • Avant Garde BMW Type M359 ZCP Style 18 inch Wheels (Matte black )
  • Front: 18x8.5 ET15 (23.5 lbs)
  • Rear: 18x9.5 ET22 (25.5 lbs)

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  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
  • Front: 235/40R18
  • Rear: 255/40R18

A few questions to confirm this should be kosher
  1. For Canadian M3s what is the process regarding TPMS? Do I have to buy a kit? I read somewhere on here that there is a difference between American and Canadian vehicles when it comes down to the TPMS.
  2. For the rear, a 255 tire on a 9.5 rim should be fine, right?
  3. This setup should be up to OEM BMW standards and not mess up speedo, aspect ratios, etc

Any input would be greatly appreciated and if there are any pics of this winter setup, well, needless to say, I would love to see it

EDIT: just want to ensure this setup will work since I want to place my order for the tires ASAP on TireRack before they run out of stock...
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      10-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #446
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Alright, just read all 21 pages of this thread and there is a wealth of information

This is my conclusion for my winter set:

Wheels
  • Avant Garde BMW Type M359 ZCP Style 18 inch Wheels (Matte black )
  • Front: 18x8.5 ET15 (23.5 lbs)
  • Rear: 18x9.5 ET22 (25.5 lbs)

Tires
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
  • Front: 235/40R18
  • Rear: 255/40R18

A few questions to confirm this should be kosher
  1. For Canadian M3s what is the process regarding TPMS? Do I have to buy a kit? I read somewhere on here that there is a difference between American and Canadian vehicles when it comes down to the TPMS.
  2. For the rear, a 255 tire on a 9.5 rim should be fine, right?
  3. This setup should be up to OEM BMW standards and not mess up speedo, aspect ratios, etc

Any input would be greatly appreciated and if there are any pics of this winter setup, well, needless to say, I would love to see it

EDIT: just want to ensure this setup will work since I want to place my order for the tires ASAP on TireRack before they run out of stock...
I can't answer the TPMS question but I don't run it on my winter set. Regarding the other questions, 255 on a 9.5 works well, just don't expect a lot of rim protection but it shouldn't be stretched. Your speedo should be fine, just slightly over-reading (due to minimally shorter tires) but not by much.
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      10-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #447
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Please send me your best quote for 19, 255/275 (35); Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 for M3 shipped to Toronto Canada (L4W2Z6). No TPMS required. I tried using your search tool but having some issues.

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Please send me your best quote for 19, 255/275 (35); Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 for M3 shipped to Toronto Canada (L4W2Z6). No TPMS required. I tried using your search tool but having some issues.

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I don't know how often tirerack checks the forum. I would suggest calling the number on the tirerack banner above for quickest response.
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      10-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #449
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I don't know how often tirerack checks the forum. I would suggest calling the number on the tirerack banner above for quickest response.
Thanks & will do.
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      10-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #450
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I can't answer the TPMS question but I don't run it on my winter set. Regarding the other questions, 255 on a 9.5 works well, just don't expect a lot of rim protection but it shouldn't be stretched. Your speedo should be fine, just slightly over-reading (due to minimally shorter tires) but not by much.
Hey, haven't checked this thread in a while. Thanks for the reply. I ended up ordering this setup but switched from the Dunlops to the Blizzaks LM32. Of course, will post pics once the winter setup is on the car.
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      10-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #451
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Blizzak LM-32 or Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 235/40/R18

Will this setup work? Any issues?
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      10-19-2013, 02:55 AM   #452
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VMR VB3 18x8.5 et20 square

Blizzak LM-32 or Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 235/40/R18

Will this setup work? Any issues?
Yes it works, but go with 245/40/18 square and you'll want spacers.
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      10-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #453
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Hey guys the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 looks very promising. Currently I am running on stock continentals and I have seen a decent wear. I can't decide between a set of A/S 3 or snow dedicated tires. So far the reviews give me the impression that A/S 3 handles extremely well in dry sessions. They even outperformed some summer tires. So for the people who have made a switch to A/S 3 from stock summer tires, did you notice a significant decrease in performance and steering feel? If the A/S 3 really affects the driving feel, I might just get winters tires and summer tires later.
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      10-24-2013, 12:14 AM   #454
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I just wanted to say....

I placed my order Monday, UPS attempted the first delivery yesterday (but I was at work) and I got them Wednesday. Holy shit balls that was fast.

Kudos to Tirerack.
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      10-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #455
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I just wanted to say....

I placed my order Monday, UPS attempted the first delivery yesterday (but I was at work) and I got them Wednesday. Holy shit balls that was fast.

Kudos to Tirerack.
Thanks, that is good to hear!
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      11-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #456
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Ben@tirerack,
I can't PM you, so I'll ask and hope you check this posting. In the interest of winters, I have an E92 Comp M3 and can't find a used set I want to purchase. If I put rubber on my current ZCP wheels for the winter, I need guidance. I live in Portland & it's mostly wet, but will get some ice and occasional light snow here - a few inches at the most then it's gone in a few days. I'm not sure Blizzak LM-60's would serve me well with so little snow in the Pacific Northwest. After reading the forum, PA4's sound closer to what I may need - you can interject here. Problem is, I don't think they sell your suggested sizes to fit on ZCP wheels without stretching: 255/35R19 front & 275/35R19 rear, do they? Am I stuck with running LM-60's on ZCP wheels if I don't purchase a second winter set of rims?

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Ben@tirerack,
I can't PM you, so I'll ask and hope you check this posting. In the interest of winters, I have an E92 Comp M3 and can't find a used set I want to purchase. If I put rubber on my current ZCP wheels for the winter, I need guidance. I live in Portland & it's mostly wet, but will get some ice and occasional light snow here - a few inches at the most then it's gone in a few days. I'm not sure Blizzak LM-60's would serve me well with so little snow in the Pacific Northwest. After reading the forum, PA4's sound closer to what I may need - you can interject here. Problem is, I don't think they sell your suggested sizes to fit on ZCP wheels without stretching: 255/35R19 front & 275/35R19 rear, do they? Am I stuck with running LM-60's on ZCP wheels if I don't purchase a second winter set of rims?

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You're right, they don't make the right sizes for ZCP.
http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...ails#techspecs

You could potentially get a 285/35 rear 255/35 front but that's pushing the diameter a bit tall in the rear and is pretty wide for a winter tire. Check out Dunlop wintersport 3D and Pirelli Sottozero Serie II in addition to the LM60. The Dunlop would be my preference for performance winter in ZCP sizes. I'm not sure why the Dunlop 4D doesn't come in more than 1 19" size.
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      11-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #458
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I have these lying around from my 2010 Carrera 4S and was wondering if they would fit on my ZCP 19" wheels, OEM brakes & suspension (competition).

Pirelli Sottozero 295/30/19 & 235/35/19

I know they aren't the ideal size but I would rather not buy a new set unless necessary. Won't be driving in snow much, just cold weather. Currently on PSS.

Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Signes, thanks for stepping in during my absence. Yes, the TRMotorsport MT-1 will be the next best choice after the Sport Edition A7. Anyone who needs to order while the winter section is not yet up on our website can always call me directly. 800.428.8355 x660
Thanks will contact you before next winter. Am a new owner and can't find 19inch winter tires, likely wouldn't want to use them in the winter anyway. Please pm me with option later on. I have also read the thread with A7's etc...
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I have 19 inch wheels in my e90 M3 and I want to buy ContinentalExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season) tires, but they only come in 245/35ZR19 sizes for the front wheel. I don't see the 265/35ZR19 size for rears.

Can I match them with 265/30ZR19 93Y on the rear wheels? I understand that my speedometer will be slightly of, but what are the other potential disadvantages of that setting?

Or maybe 275/35ZR19 is the better choice, but will it fit on OEM size wheels (9.5 inch wide)? If so, would it be better yet to match them with 255/35ZR19 in front (on 8.5 inch rims)?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=177

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      06-13-2014, 05:27 PM   #462
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I have 19 inch wheels in my e90 M3 and I want to buy ContinentalExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season) tires, but they only come in 245/35ZR19 sizes for the front wheel. I don't see the 265/35ZR19 size for rears.

Can I match them with 265/30ZR19 93Y on the rear wheels? I understand that my speedometer will be slightly of, but what are the other potential disadvantages of that setting?

Or maybe 275/35ZR19 is the better choice, but will it fit on OEM size wheels (9.5 inch wide)? If so, would it be better yet to match them with 255/35ZR19 in front (on 8.5 inch rims)?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=177
You are correct there is no 265/35R19 DWS.

255 front 275 rear will fit on your existing wheels and will have the best match front to rear. 245 front 275 rear would work fine, and is better if you have lowering or spacers in front and are concerned about rubbing.

Please note that while the DWS is good in the winter for an all season tire, it is NOT a true winter tire. It works in winter, but is not a specialist.
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