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      09-23-2010, 10:34 AM   #199
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So I need to get a Winter setup for my 2011 E90. I think I will be going with the following and wanted to know if anyone thinks I'm missing something... Decided to go with a "square" setup to maximize winter traction and preserve tread life by rotating each season.

18x8.5 TRMotorsport MT1 Matte Grey x 4
235/40R18 XL Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D x 4
433MHz Tire Pressure Sensor x 4

Total Shipped: $2340.07


Is this pretty reasonable? I couldn't find a cheaper 18" wheel on TireRack for my car, and have been unable to find a seller of OEM 18s with 2010+ TPMS on the forum classifieds.

Should I look anywhere else before committing to this purchase??
That is a very nice package. If you were looking for a cheaper wheel, the Sport Edition A7 will work, those are $129 per wheel currently. You can only make it show them in the winter section for some reason, but if it gives you any trouble, feel free to call me to order.
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      09-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #200
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Ben, is there an ETA on the sensors? I guess the A7s take different sensors than the TRs, as the TRs can be ordered today with sensors?
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      09-30-2010, 11:45 PM   #201
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Ben, is there an ETA on the sensors? I guess the A7s take different sensors than the TRs, as the TRs can be ordered today with sensors?
I ordered A7s and the sensors were on backorder until today. Wheel/tire package shipped out and should be at my door this weekend
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      10-01-2010, 04:36 PM   #202
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I ordered A7s and the sensors were on backorder until today. Wheel/tire package shipped out and should be at my door this weekend
At long last, they have arrived. They were held up in customs for some arbitrary reason. We may run out temporarily again, because this first shipment mostly had to fill backorders, but more will come in mid-October and then we should be pretty well stocked.
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Ben find me a cheap set of wheels that clears the 380 Brembo BBK, I really hate to thrash my 18" TE37...
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But now you are out of the A7s??? OK, I will wait....
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      10-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #205
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will e46 m3 18s fit on a e92 m3?
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      10-04-2010, 06:44 AM   #206
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will 265/35/19 fit for stock wheels all round?
I have those in lm-25 for the m3. Thanks!!
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      10-06-2010, 01:35 PM   #207
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Ben find me a cheap set of wheels that clears the 380 Brembo BBK, I really hate to thrash my 18" TE37...
Sorry, hadn't visited this thread in a bit. Do you know the brembo part #? if not, is it 4 or 6 piston calipers?
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      10-06-2010, 01:36 PM   #208
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will e46 m3 18s fit on a e92 m3?
Front offset is too high. If you can get the right spacer you might be able to make it work. Bolt pattern and hub size are same.
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      10-06-2010, 01:39 PM   #209
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will 265/35/19 fit for stock wheels all round?
I have those in lm-25 for the m3. Thanks!!
It is a little big for the front. 255/35R19 fits most of the time, but it's a little tight. 265/35R19 would probably cause some rubbing. With a little work on the fender lips/liners you could probably make it work, but it may not be worth the trouble. Going wider is not usually the best way to go for snow in any case.
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      10-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #210
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I was thinking of getting some pair of winter tyres on the OEM 19" wheels. I prefer Nokian tyres Hakkapeliitta R for snowy Finland but I have some problems with the sizes they offer:
235/35, 245/40 or 255/40 R19.

What do you think if I get 235/35 for front 8,5" wheels and 245/40 for the rear 9,5" wheels? Does this cause any problems with the sensor systems, since the front get's 1% smaller and the rear 1,5% bigger than the original 19" summer tyres...

Help appreciated very much, thanks!
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      10-11-2010, 03:11 PM   #211
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Ben find me a cheap set of wheels that clears the 380 Brembo BBK, I really hate to thrash my 18" TE37...
Same here, i need wheels and tires. Front are 6 piston, back 4
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      10-12-2010, 02:28 PM   #212
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I was thinking of getting some pair of winter tyres on the OEM 19" wheels. I prefer Nokian tyres Hakkapeliitta R for snowy Finland but I have some problems with the sizes they offer:
235/35, 245/40 or 255/40 R19.

What do you think if I get 235/35 for front 8,5" wheels and 245/40 for the rear 9,5" wheels? Does this cause any problems with the sensor systems, since the front get's 1% smaller and the rear 1,5% bigger than the original 19" summer tyres...

Help appreciated very much, thanks!
That does give a little bit of an odd stagger any way you go. The M3 has not demonstrated any great sensitivity to changes in diameter, so I do not think that you would have any serious problems with regard to traction control or anything. The 245/40 will look a little stretched on a 9.5" wheel though.
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      10-12-2010, 03:53 PM   #213
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Hi, just sold my 335xi for an M3 I took delivery of last night.
I have a brand new set of Miro 942 "313" rims in 18x18.5 and 18.9.5
Will these rims fit and what tire sizes should I get for winter.
Assume 245/40 Front and 255/40 rear.
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But now you are out of the A7s??? OK, I will wait....
I do have A7's currently. Web is having some bugs showing them, so feel free to call me at 877.522.8473 (or any tire rack toll free #) ext 660.
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      10-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #215
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I just took a look at those Miro 942 rims I had on my 335.
They are 9.5 with ET40 and 8.5 ET35

To use these safely on the 2011 M3 Sedan, is a 15mm spacer good for all around, or do I need a different size.
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Ben,

I got a 4x4 for the winter, so I am no longer interested in the winter tires that will provide the best snow/ice traction for my M3- on those bad days, I'll drive the truck.

I plan to store my M3, but I am tempted to drive it on good days, including cold days when roads are dry and there might be light snow in the forecast.

So my question for you is: what wheel/tire setup you'd recommend for drivability on good winter days while retaining as much performance and fun as possible (the least "marshmallowy" ride)?
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Ben,

I got a 4x4 for the winter, so I am no longer interested in the winter tires that will provide the best snow/ice traction for my M3- on those bad days, I'll drive the truck.

I plan to store my M3, but I am tempted to drive it on good days, including cold days when roads are dry and there might be light snow in the forecast.

So my question for you is: what wheel/tire setup you'd recommend for drivability on good winter days while retaining as much performance and fun as possible (the least "marshmallowy" ride)?
I feel you on wanting to avoid the marshmallow ride. Good steering feel helps a lot when you are trying to enjoy your car's handling.

If you plan to avoid all but the light snow, you could do an all-season tire. Stock 18" sizes with Bridgestone 960 Pole Position or Yoko Advan S4 will keep the must.

If you bump up to 255F 275R you can get the Michelin Pilot Sport AS+, which are a tad sharper handling.

If you still want to have true snow tires, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 or Pirelli 240 Sottozero come in 235/40R18 and 255/40R18. Those are some of the best handling snow tires.
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Same here, i need wheels and tires. Front are 6 piston, back 4
Got the engineers checking. Will post with anything I hear.
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Got the engineers checking. Will post with anything I hear.
Thanks, really need a cheap winter wheel that clear BBK 380F/R.
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Im thinking about getting the m3 reps from modbargins in 18x8 et35 square. Then the blizzak LM-22 235/40/18 to go with the rims. Is that the correct tire size for the rims I want? Also at what temps should I switch to the winters? Thanks

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