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      10-29-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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My winter setup is here: Beyern Mesh + Pilot Alpin PA2

My winter rims and tires arrived today. I didn't like the look of the rims in the tirerack package, so I put my own setup together at a comparable price. The rims are Beyern Mesh. They look better than the Sport Edition wheels IMO.

18x8.5; ET30; 24lbs
18x9.5; ET30; 26lbs

Tires are PA2s:
235/40/18
255/40/18; 25.75lbs

The rear offset is off by 7mm. I think that'll be fine. If I don't like that, I'll use a 10mm spacer, but I really don't think that'll be an issue with a winter setup. I'll put them on this weekend and post some pics.

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That looks good.
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Very nice looking wheels. Did you get them from the 'rack or elsewhere? Looking forward to seeing pics on your car.
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Look

No doubt those will look really sharp. Lighter too. Not sure what my A7s weight but they are noticably heavier than my factory 19's

Looking forward to the pics

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      10-30-2008, 01:09 AM   #5
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Great looking wheel. The weights are a bit on the heavy side IMO... But they are beautiful, can't wait to see them on the car.
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looks fine!
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Very nice looking wheels. Did you get them from the 'rack or elsewhere? Looking forward to seeing pics on your car.
I got them at www.buywheelstoday.com. Fast delivery, and like tirerack, good service. I got the rear tires and TPMS sensors from tirerack. I picked up the front tires almost new locally for $150 for the pair (literally like 95% thread). Total with TPMS, installation and shipping for the entire set will be exactly $1794 ($120 more than the delivered tirerack package with the blizzaks).
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Great looking wheel. The weights are a bit on the heavy side IMO... But they are beautiful, can't wait to see them on the car.
Looks like this setup will weigh exactly the same as the stock 18" rim + PS2 setup. Not bad for $200 winter rims I'd say. I'll try to post pics on Sunday. I'm hoping they will go with the car--kind of gambled on that one since I haven't see any pics with the wheels mounted on the car myself.
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Lighter too. Not sure what my A7s weight but they are noticably heavier than my factory 19's
Tirerack says 25.2/26.5 lbs for the A7s (staggered setup). Stock 19" wheels weigh 25.4/26.1 lbs. Stock 18" wheels weigh 25.5/26.5 lbs. So they are all very close, but the PS2s should weigh 1-2 lbs less than snow tires each.
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Looks like this setup will weigh exactly the same as the stock 18" rim + PS2 setup. Not bad for $200 winter rims I'd say. I'll try to post pics on Sunday. I'm hoping they will go with the car--kind of gambled on that one since I haven't see any pics with the wheels mounted on the car myself.
I was just thinking that my 20s weigh the same as those 18s but yeah looks like you are right near stock weight with a great looking wheel. Is that a multi-piece wheel?
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Is that a multi-piece wheel?
Single piece. The lip has a different finish so it looks like a two piece wheel.
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how much for the set-up?
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I like the wheels - looking forward to seeing them on your car.
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how much for the set-up?
I posted that info already.
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I like the wheels - looking forward to seeing them on your car.
Hey WCH, long time no see! We'll get together for coffee or something and check them out...
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Pics now at the pic section:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182723
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My winter rims and tires arrived today. I didn't like the look of the rims in the tirerack package, so I put my own setup together at a comparable price. The rims are Beyern Mesh. They look better than the Sport Edition wheels IMO.

18x8.5; ET30; 24lbs
18x9.5; ET30; 26lbs

Tires are PA2s:
235/40/18
255/40/18; 25.75lbs

The rear offset is off by 7mm. I think that'll be fine. If I don't like that, I'll use a 10mm spacer, but I really don't think that'll be an issue with a winter setup. I'll put them on this weekend and post some pics.

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Rims do look Great. Is the lip actually polished? If so what will you put on the lip to prevent the salt from destroying the nice polished look. Here in Germany they put a ton of salt out. That was the main reason I went with the Tire Rack Rims and their good service.
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Rims do look Great. Is the lip actually polished? If so what will you put on the lip to prevent the salt from destroying the nice polished look. Here in Germany they put a ton of salt out. That was the main reason I went with the Tire Rack Rims and their good service.
It seems polished, but not the smoothest surface I've seen. They salt the roads here as well. Honestly, I'm not going to worry too much about what might happen to them as long as they keep me on the road.
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