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      02-10-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Winter Tires for the e92 M3

Hey for those of us who don't live on the left coast USA or down under in Fl, Texas or further down under in Aussie land; anybody research options for winter tires for the new M3? On my e46 I just fitted me OEM 18" wheels with a set of Blizzaks but the selection if I remember at that size was very slim...between Pirelli and Michillin and Bridgestone I think?

Anyway as most folks seem to be contemplating 19" wheel package...what do they plan to do for winter rubber if anything? Especially folks in the EU who deal with alot more winter than we do...am interested in their approach and option. One option I am contemplating is to order the car with 18" wheels and swap them out for good 18" winter rubber when the time comes and get some good light 19" whees like Radenrgie R10's or something by HRE or BBS or something? I've seen others voice similar opinions in this forum and on the Rennlist P-car forum too.

Anyway what are folks ideas and approaches to this dilemna besides "don't drive the car in the snow!" This will be my daily driver so..that's not an option...especially at $60k! LOL
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I'd buy a $3 or $4K Subaru. My M3 will be in the garage on snow days.
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      02-10-2008, 08:03 AM   #3
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If you search you'll find lots of posts on this. Check Bastet's thread, lots of discussion on the BMW OEM 18" winter-wheel/tire package.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108541
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I agree with skierman, garage that bad boy and buy a beater! If you must drive it in the winter make sure you spray detail it EVERY time you drive it. I would go down to 17" rims and tires, which are actually better performing if you drive in any ice/snow conditions. I put Nokian WR's on my car at 205/50/17, which made a ton of difference. Nokian are excellent tires made in Finland. If you can find Nokians buy them! I actually have a set with only 1K miles on them I am selling because I will definitely not drive my M3 in bad weaher. I got these tires/rims for a 2005 330i ZHP in Germany and lived in military housing, which meant I had to park it outside. In that case I'd recommend The Weathershield HD cover. It's outstanding and provides tons of protection against tough elements.
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I would go down to 17" rims and tires, which are actually better performing if you drive in any ice/snow conditions. I put Nokian WR's on my car at 205/50/17, which made a ton of difference.
17s are fine for your 330i. They won't clear the brakes on an E92 M3.

My car did outstanding this winter on 18s in stock size on stock rims. I would never garage a performance car in the winter. It is way, way too much fun to drive in the show.
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