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      08-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #419
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Niiiiice!! Beautiful collection of cars!

Is that high beam assist option the one that comes with a camera near the rear view mirror? I thought mine would have that option since I got all the options, but I guess it's not available in Canada.

It's nice you kept the ED plates. And how did you get the 1M licence plate?!? Did you have to buy it from someone or were you really the only one in Texas to get it first? I'm guessing you guys don't need to have license plates in the front? [/quote]

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1- High beam assist only come compass mirror ,garage door opener. edit . just notice it does have camera.
2- i got the 1 m plates at $75.00 a year. i got lucky.
3- we should have front plates but i take my chances since its fix it ticket.

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      08-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #420
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Finally, after waiting for nearly 3 months! Class of 2013!!

-Competition pkg
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-Carbon Fiber front Splitter (OEM)
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      08-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #421
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Finally, after waiting for nearly 3 months! Class of 2013!!

-Competition pkg
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-Carbon Fiber front Splitter (OEM)
Congrats buddy!
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      08-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #422
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Finally, after waiting for nearly 3 months! Class of 2013!!

-Competition pkg
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      10-31-2013, 11:42 AM   #423
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I know I'm late to this party but finally got my hands on an M.

Most guys have Ferraris and Lambo posters on their wall but only car poster I had as a 16 year old was an M3. Feel so blessed and overwhelmed at the same time. So grateful to God and my family.

As soon as I got the car I took it to my detailer for thorough cleaning ... stage 1/opticoat & mods in few weeks.
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      10-31-2013, 01:56 PM   #424
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I know I'm late to this party but finally got my hands on an M.

Most guys have Ferraris and Lambo posters on their wall but only car poster I had on my wall as a 16 year old was an M3. Feel so blessed and overwhelmed at the same time. So grateful to God and my family.

As soon as I got the car I took it to my detailer for thorough cleaning ... stage 1/opticoat & mods in few weeks.
Beautiful!!! This must have been one of the last shipped to Canada
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      11-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #425
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Beautiful!!! This must have been one of the last shipped to Canada
Thank you & looking fwd to meeting the rest of the m3 owners in GTA the next few years.
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      11-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #426
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Hey trackman - I bought my tires from Ben at tirerack (great guy btw and often recommended here) and he advised to go with the slightly larger 255/275.

He said his experience is that the OEM 245/265 tires are just too small for the ZCP wheels. The stock (summer) tires are already very stretched, and he explained that the issue is exacerbated with winters, which generally need to be slightly larger for a given size of wheel.

I also saw a thread on bimmerpost where that actually happened to someone. The guy brought his tires to the dealership and they tried and tried but could not fit his winter 246/265 tires on his (stock) ZCP wheels.

The tire shop even had trouble installing my 255/ 275 tires, so I'm glad I didn't go any smaller!

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I refuse to buy into such rhetoric! Just cuz he's been selling tires for some times doesn't mean he works at BMW where the real engineers test out the best fit tires. After all, if it becomes a safe issue by the manufacturer that would lead to a legal suit. If anything, I suspect a sales pitch!! I will stick with OEM size 245/265 on my ZCP
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      11-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #427
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Hey trackman - I bought my tires from Ben at tirerack (great guy btw and often recommended here) and he advised to go with the slightly larger 255/275.

He said his experience is that the OEM 245/265 tires are just too small for the ZCP wheels. The stock (summer) tires are already very stretched, and he explained that the issue is exacerbated with winters, which generally need to be slightly larger for a given size of wheel.

I also saw a thread on bimmerpost where that actually happened to someone. The guy brought his tires to the dealership and they tried and tried but could not fit his winter 246/265 tires on his (stock) ZCP wheels.

The tire shop even had trouble installing my 255/ 275 tires, so I'm glad I didn't go any smaller!

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I refuse to buy into such rhetoric! Just cuz he's been selling tires for some times doesn't mean he works at BMW where the real engineers test out the best fit tires. After all, if it becomes a safe issue by the manufacturer that would lead to a legal suit. If anything, I suspect a sales pitch!! I will stick with OEM size 245/265 on my ZCP
FYI - I understand skepticism about some vendors but Tire Rack is a solid and honest vendor (based on my experience purchasing multiple sets of wheels, tires, suspension bits), been supporting of E90post for years, and Ben is very active on the forum and knows the M3 well. They have nothing to gain by recommending something that doesn't work. Keep in mind that the OEM PS2's are a lot more expensive than the 255/275 PSS that they typically recommend (thereby they actually have something to lose..). Furthermore, the application that she was referring to was snow tires which run a little narrower, and aren't even available in OEM sizes. BMW does not recommend snow tires in any size on ZCP wheels (they don't recommend against it either, as far as I know) so Tire Rack's recommendation is actually very good considering.

Also... Numerous forum members have switched to the 255/275 combo on ZCP wheels. The regular 18" and 19" wheels are 8.5 / 9.5 widths and also runs the 245/265 tire sizes. ZCP is 9 / 10 width. The extra width the ZCP wheels works very well with the wider 255/275 tire size. BMW had cost and efficiency considerations when choosing their tire specs (didn't make sense to switch to a different tire size for the ZCP option package). I have tried many different wheel and tire combos on the car and almost all performed better than OEM (except for the 20" wheels/tires I had briefly).

My point is that there is a lot of knowledge around here and it would serve you well to be open to it. All auto manufacturers have to make compromises in order to please their accountants and appeal to a wide spectrum of buyers. Tweaking the car to better suit your needs can be very successful (and can fail if done incorrectly...). The BMW engineers did not set out to build the best car - at any cost -.... that's what Pagoni does.
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Describe why the 255/275 is better than the OEM 245/265 "19 zcp, other than the cost.
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Describe why the 255/275 is better than the OEM 245/265 "19 zcp, other than the cost.
They are basically saying 245/265 is too small for the ZCPs, especially for winter tires because you can't stretch them like summers.
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Describe why the 255/275 is better than the OEM 245/265 "19 zcp, other than the cost.
For summer performance tires: Wider tires give a little more grip (#1 motivation in my opinion), slightly taller side-wall providing more compliance and pothole protection, 9/10" wheel widths are very well matched with 255/275 tire widths (good balance of proper wheel support and less stretch) and the taller/wider tires fill out the wheel wells nicely. I don't think going with 255/275 tires is as beneficial on the narrower 219m, 220m and 260m wheels which are only 8.5/9.5" wide.

For Winter tires: As stated above, the recommendation was driven by the fact that snows run narrower and can be difficult to install on the 9/10" wheels in OEM tire sizes, plus, the last time I checked, snows aren't available in OEM sizes. I recommend going with 18's in the winter and narrower is better for snow traction. I would however run 255/275 on ZCP wheels if I were to run snows on them.
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Question is will this 255/275 fit the competition package? I mean with the wider tires n taller sidewall will it touch the frame of the car since the competition pkg is already lowered by 10mm
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Question is will this 255/275 fit the competition package? I mean with the wider tires n taller sidewall will it touch the frame of the car since the competition pkg is already lowered by 10mm
The overall diameter of the front wheel may graze the back side of the fender liner at full lock in some instances if spacers are installed. No issue with suspension compression. Lots of people run coilovers at ride heights much lower than ZCP with those tire sizes.
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