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      08-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #23
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If you click the 18" winter tire and wheel packages, the Sport Edition A7 is the *only* choice that comes up.
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      08-24-2009, 01:02 PM   #24
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If you click the 18" winter tire and wheel packages, the Sport Edition A7 is the *only* choice that comes up.
Now that is interesting. Thank you. Rather than starting with the "package", I started with wheels and that is where I was led astray. Much appreciated.
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      08-24-2009, 04:54 PM   #25
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Ordered my tires from TireRack on the 13th of August and Received them in about a week.
I ordered Bridgestone LM25 235/40/18s & 255/40/18s to mount on my OEM 18s. They won't be mounted till early/mid October and we should be able to give them a good a week or two afterwards.
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When I go through the website for winter tire/wheel packages, there is only one wheel choice shown, with a default smaller than OEM size of 18x8 front and 18x9 rear. I was interested in what other wheels might be available. When I search separately for wheels however, it only lets you search by vehicle, which defaults to the 'normal' 18x8.5 and 18x9.5, but these are larger than the recommended sizes for snows.

How do I see what else is available in wheels for the M3 that fit the smaller snow tires?
The website is a little funny with how it handles the wheels for the M3. For winter, it only shows the Sport Edition A7, the most popular choice. You can get 8" all around, or 9" in the back. Either is acceptable.

Any of the other 18's that fit can be used, but you have to get to them for the normal wheel search. Check the tire specs for rim width range to make sure that your chosen tire will mount correctly on your chosen wheel.
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Ben, last year you recommended the Sport Edition A7 in the 18" size. Your website does not show that wheel this year. Will you have it in stock? Also, is a BMW roundel available to fit in the wheel? Thanks.
The A7 will be available. Go through the "winter" section to find it:
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AW8&...nter/index.jsp


BMW cap part # 36136783536 will fit. We have them for $9, and most BMW dealers will carry as well.
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The A7 will be available. Go through the "winter" section to find it:
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AW8&...nter/index.jsp


BMW cap part # 36136783536 will fit. We have them for $9, and most BMW dealers will carry as well.

Ben, do you expect to get more wheels like the A7 in the near future (before November) that will be suitable for winter tire use? I see that there are four other 18" options, 3 of which are BBS--which would be silly to use in the winter. Cool, yes. But definitely silly. Thanks in advance.
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Ben, do you expect to get more wheels like the A7 in the near future (before November) that will be suitable for winter tire use? I see that there are four other 18" options, 3 of which are BBS--which would be silly to use in the winter. Cool, yes. But definitely silly. Thanks in advance.
FYI to the group..saw a promo on tirerack.com. "Buy a set of four (4) select winter/snow tires and get an American Express®-branded reward card valued at up to $50 by mail."
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