BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Regional Forums > Europe (Continental)
 
PYSPEED
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-29-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
quads
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: bac mono
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: racetrack

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (3)

Help in Munich, DE

I'm taking a European delivery near the end of December. Can someone in munich help me get some winter tires there? Recommendations?
quads is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
BMW-NC
Selling drugs to BMW addicts
 
BMW-NC's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i e82 6MT N55
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Baumholder / Hanau

Posts: 468
iTrader: (1)

COntact the BMW Welt. A few blocks down they have a HUGE tire + wheel center. They even offer to rent you tires during the time of your stay! Or ask your CA.
Either or, have FUN!!!!
__________________
---
Quality US Spec Used Cars for Military Members stationed in Europe. Specialized in BMWs and MINIs up to 10k miles.
BMW-NC is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2010, 11:02 PM   #3
quads
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: bac mono
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: racetrack

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (3)

I'll be picking up a fully equipped e90 m3

I'm staying for about 4 weeks and driving through germany and poland visiting some family.
I know renting is an option but it's very expensive (more so for my e90 m3) and I'm just exploring options. For the rental I'd pay in europe I can have a new set of wheels and winter tires in the usa. If I have to rent, then I will but I'm just trying to make the most out of this as possible.

Here are some ideals I've come up with
1. bring a set with me as check in luggage - 4 of us will be flying out and I've got frequent flyer status so I can check in multiples. The wheels just fit the 50lb max and 62in total dimensions - W + L + H. (26in dia, 10in width). I've got a set of tire totes easily put handles on the wheels. yeah it's going to be a total pain, but it's a possibility

2. loan a set from someone in munich - who may have a spare set - of course I'll pay for it. Paying someone personally will definitely be cheaper

3. work with someone in munich who would be willing to go in together to pay for part of a set in germany and then afterwards, I'd just leave the set with them.

These are just some ideas - thats the whole point of a forum right? discuss and come up with ideas.

By the way the e90's need at least an 18in wheel. Even some 18's don't fit. What a pain.

What do you think? Any ideas?
David
quads is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
donovan
Brigadier General
 
donovan's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 m3 AW, light package
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: le' Murica

Posts: 3,438
iTrader: (12)

Buy some, simple as that....

or...at first why be so worried about it. If your renting a vehicle I would think they would put on the correct tires or have yuo sign something saying you understand what your doing...
__________________


e46 m3 Black
Too many mods
donovan is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2010, 02:07 PM   #5
aajami
Brigadier General
 
aajami's Avatar
 
Drives: Space Gray '09 E92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Posts: 3,988
iTrader: (4)

I've done a lot of traveling in my day, but seeing someone check in a complete set of tires is a new one
__________________
'09 E92 M3: Space Gray, Black, Carbon Leather | ZTP 2MK ZPP 2MT 6FL | link 1 / link 2
Mods: M Performance exhaust | ZCP retrofit | Euro airbox | GTS DCT flash | 240J ECU flash | LCI Euro taillights | CRT lip | OEM alarm retrofit | Space Gray bumper plugs | BMW Performance: Mk. II spoiler / Mk. II non-electronic steering wheel / mirror caps / front grilles / side gills / intake louvers / emblem
aajami is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2010, 04:44 PM   #6
quads
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: bac mono
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: racetrack

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aajami View Post
I've done a lot of traveling in my day, but seeing someone check in a complete set of tires is a new one
Why not a first? If I do, I'll take some pictures
quads is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-10-2010, 10:13 AM   #7
Dackelone
Moderator
 
Dackelone's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 15,686
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aajami View Post
I've done a lot of traveling in my day, but seeing someone check in a complete set of tires is a new one
Sorry Sir... we seem to have lost one of your "check'd" wheels! lol
Dackelone is online now   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      11-13-2010, 06:11 AM   #8
bryan292009
Private First Class
 
bryan292009's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 W/ ZCP, ZPP, ZCW
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sparta, WI

Posts: 116
iTrader: (0)

Ok, first question did you order the 19s? or 18s? You can get a contact address of some one and only mail the properly sized tires and have them installed once you arrive. That would be the cheapest alternative. Do you have a solid date yet on your arrival in Munich? I live in Schweinfurt it is about 2 hours north of Munich. I am stationed there and own a E90 M3. I would like to help you I know how expensive tires and rims in DE are. I have not been to BMW World yet and this would give me an excuse to get out of the house and get to BMW World
__________________
E90 M3 W/ UUC SSK, EVO Sport Underdrive Pully, Turner Motorsport Test Pipes, UUC Cat-back exhaust, Matte Black Gills & Grills, Hamann pedals, Floor Mats, E-Brake Handle, Shift Knob, and Roundels F/R, Mucicar NW stage 1 with JBL MS-8
bryan292009 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #9
quads
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: bac mono
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: racetrack

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bryan292009 View Post
Ok, first question did you order the 19s? or 18s? You can get a contact address of some one and only mail the properly sized tires and have them installed once you arrive. That would be the cheapest alternative. Do you have a solid date yet on your arrival in Munich? I live in Schweinfurt it is about 2 hours north of Munich. I am stationed there and own a E90 M3. I would like to help you I know how expensive tires and rims in DE are. I have not been to BMW World yet and this would give me an excuse to get out of the house and get to BMW World
Bryan you're awesome! I was hoping for someone like who is local and can help out. I'd even be willing to get the rubber in DE, use it for one week and sell to you inexpensively. Then the residual value of the tires could still be benefited by an owner instead of a rental company.

My delivery date is set on 1/3/2011. I will be in Germany from 1/1-1/11. So I'll actually be on these wheels for one week instead of four weeks.
I will have 19in ZCP wheels (y spoke 9x19 and 10x19).

If I mail the tires I'd probably still have to pay tax on them. Tire rack has blizzaks (235 and 255 staggered) for $1050 without shipping and tax. If I had 18's it's about $200 less.

I'm still looking at the possibility of a square 18in set (about $1550 from tirerack shipped in usa) to check in but again thats for last resort because it's going to be a pain.

I'll PM you my email and number
quads is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #10
quads
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: bac mono
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: racetrack

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (3)

HUGE thanks to bryan who met me in frankfurt and helped me with my winters! Had a great time talking shop that evening!

I put over 2000 miles in 6 days while I was in germany. It was awesome.

Now the car is on the way to the states and I can't wait!
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shi...html?call=SLKQ
quads is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST