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      11-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Dunlop Wintersports on e90 18" rims?

Is it possible to get a set of wintersports (3d, m3, m2?!) on the BMW M3? I know the fronts are a direct fit, but what can we do about the rears? I dont see oem sizes, and I'm not sure if I can squeeze any of the wintersports on the rear.

What do all the Wintersport fans do? Is the only option to buy aftermarket rims?
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the M3's come in 255-40-18's...which is fine for the rear.
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the guy at tire rack got me to go with the blizzacks for that reason.
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I talked to the guy at tirerack and he said I couldnt do the 255-40-18 on the rear.

I'm NOT a blizzak fan. Awful tire for a sports car, imo.
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I talked to the guy at tirerack and he said I couldnt do the 255-40-18 on the rear.

I'm NOT a blizzak fan. Awful tire for a sports car, imo.
Blizzaks are actually quite nice, however I have the pirelli snosports..but to each his own....they have the 255-40-18's in the Dunlop on their website...??..
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There are multiple guys at tire rack. I am usually the one that people talk to because I work extensively with the M3's due to my involvement with the forum.

I defintely have recommended the 255/40R18 for the winter. Typically that would be the rear size in a staggered setup.
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I talked to the guy at tirerack and he said I couldnt do the 255-40-18 on the rear.

I'm NOT a blizzak fan. Awful tire for a sports car, imo.
Keep in mind the Blizzaks come in different families. The WS series have the micro-cell compound. They have amazing snow and ice grip, but are not at all sporty. These do not even come in sizes for the E90/92 M3's.

The LM series (usually the LM25 at present) are high performance winter tires. They are H or V speed rated and offer respectable handling for a winter tire. There are sportier tires in this category like the Pirelli's for example, but they give up a little of their bite in the snow for better handling.

I have seen very few "bad" winter tires, but there are definitely differences that can make them a better or worse choice for a given driver.
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There are multiple guys at tire rack. I am usually the one that people talk to because I work extensively with the M3's due to my involvement with the forum.

I defintely have recommended the 255/40R18 for the winter. Typically that would be the rear size in a staggered setup.
Ok, so this is interesting.. why did the other guy not recommend the 255 on the rear?
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